Joy is not for just the lucky few – it’s a choice anyone can make.
Awakening Joy is an internationally recognized course designed to awaken joy through exciting themes and practices that incline the mind toward well-being and deeper insight.
The Awakening Joy course features James as the sole presenter with a strong emphasis on experiential practice. He'll take you deeper into the ten themes than ever before as you make the firm commitment to bring about real and lasting change in your level of happiness and well-being.
4. Joy in Difficult Times
6. The Joy of Letting Go
7. Loving Ourselves
8. Connection with Others
10. The Joy of Being
Each theme inclines the mind towards a specific wholesome state, bringing awareness to the gladness that accompanies it.
Course language is Englisch with translation into German.
What Makes Awakening Joy Unique?
Awakening Joy Offers More Than Just Useful Information on Happiness
Based on time-tested principles drawn from Buddhist philosophy and wisdom, the course presents actual practices that open the heart as well as access aliveness and well-being.
Awakening Joy is Not Just a Feel-Good Program—It’s a Feel-Everything Program
The goal isn’t to just put a smile on your face, think positively and look on the bright side of life. True well-being needs skillful opening to all of experience including life’s difficulties.
Time-tested Awareness Practices Build Healthier Habits and Beliefs
Awakening Joy consciously cultivates different qualities that directly lead to opening the heart and mind.
Sense of Community through Support Groups and Practice Partners
You are part of a large support group of participants from around the world. Practice partners and small group support are also available, guided by a robust manual.
The teacher is an expert at developing meditations which enhance the 10 course themes.
Leads to Transformed Understanding and Compassion for the Human Condition
The larger vision of Awakening Joy is that cultivating personal joy benefits everyone in our lives and produces a rippling effect of bringing more consciousness and well-being to the planet.
The Course is Non-Denominational and Universal. The material includes some Buddhist philosophy, drawn from the course leader’s 30 years as a meditation teacher.
3 Principles Work Together at the Heart of the Program
1. Understand what healthy activities support wholesome states in you.
2. Intentionally cultivate wholesome states and be fully present for them.
3. Research confirms that brain structure changes with what we focus on, deepening the groove towards depression or happiness.
"Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of their mind" – The Buddha
1. Take Quiet Time Regularly
Addtional recommended reading:
3. Other Supportive Practices
These are all suggestions. No guilt. No pressure to do everything or anything. Just do what you do in a way that works for you. The more you do the more you will get out of it. However, it’s completely up to you.
10 Wochen lang, immer dienstags von 18:30 – 20:45 Uhr, jeweils mit einer Viertelstunde Pause
Es gibt zwei Ausnahmen: 1 x Donnerstag (22.4.2021), 1 x Samstag (5.6.2021)
|2.||Thursday, April 22||Mindfulness|
|3.||Tuesday, April 27||Gratitude|
|4.||Tuesday, May 4||Joy in Difficult Times|
|5.||Tuesday, May 11||Integrity|
|6.||Tuesday, May 18||The Joy of Letting Go|
|7.||Tuesday, May 25||Loving Ourselves|
|8.||Tuesday, June 1||Connection with Others|
|9.||Saturday, June 5||Compassion|
|10.||Tuesday, June 15||The Joy of Being|
The online class takes place via Zoom.
The link to log in will be sent to you by e-mail in good time before the start of the course.
Zoom is free and we recommend that you download it before the first session and familiarize yourself with how it works.
390 Euro Early bird price until March 3, 2021
420 Euro from March 4, 2021
We try to plan our events to be as affordable as possible.
Nevertheless, we always keep a contingent of discounted places available. We therefore ask people who cannot afford the participation fee to contact us directly. A low income should not be an obstacle to participation in an event.
Participation in this workshop is at your own risk. The leader of the course and the organizer don’t assume liability of personal or material damage.