Course Description

What is happiness?
What is in the way of happiness?
What was the Buddha’s way towards happiness?

This five-week course offers a step to step guide to bring more insight and happiness into your life. It is based on the ancient teachings the Buddha gave 2600 years ago.

We offer you practices to apply mindfulness in your everyday life and work with challenges of the mind. The teachings explore how we can cut through painful thinking and deepen the contact with our feeling life. 

During the five weeks, we will study four of the major discourses of the Buddha. Each weak Christopher Titmuss shares his insight and understanding about the Buddha’s teachings in form of a video. Additional material consists of an essay on the theme of the week and questions for your exploration in daily life. 

We can find rest and peace within moments of calm, happiness and clarity. This course supports you in finding access to these experiences. Your intentions to explore and understand the fullness of each day, alone or with others, or both, will release happiness amidst the challenges of daily life.

May all beings live with wisdom, happiness and peace of mind.


Christopher and Ulla

About the teachers

Ulla Koenig

Ulla Koenig is a mindfulness and meditation teacher who works with prisoners, refugees, social activists and cancer patients. She teaches insight meditation retreats in Germany and studies the ancient Buddhists texts in their original language Pali. As a mother of two she lives close to Stuttgart, Germany.

Christopher Titmuss

Christopher Titmuss, author The Buddha of Love and the Spiritual Roots of Mindfulness, teaches the depths of happiness, insights and realizations worldwide. He offers retreats, courses and pilgrimages. A former Buddhist monk, Christopher lives in Totnes, Devon, England.
  • Happiness in
    Everyday Situations

    Our course offers practical steps to finding happiness in everyday situations whether alone, with others or in the nature. You pace yourself with our happiness course, which draws upon the insights of the Buddha, who emphasised happiness as expressions of depth and wisdom.

  • Practical Steps

    Yes, there are obstructions of natural happiness. We name those obstructions and offer practical steps to dissolve them. You develop mindfulness to the small tasks of daily life, as well as important communications with others.

  • Affordable

    We, the two teachers, have made the course affordable. We are both happy to offer the course as a service, as well as support the Prajna Vihar School in Bodh Gaya, India.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introductory Material

    • Course Introduction

    • The Teachers

  • 2

    Week 1 - Introduction to the Middle Length Discourses

    • Study Paper - Week 1 - Introduction to the Middle Length Discourses

    • Video from Christopher Titmuss - Week 1

  • 3

    Week 2 - MN 2 "All the taints"

    • Study Paper - Week 2

    • Video from Christopher Titmuss - Week 2

  • 4

    Week 3 - MN 7 "The Simile of the Cloth"

    • Study Paper - Week 3

    • Video from Christopher Titmuss - Week 3

  • 5

    Week 4 - MN 18 "The Honeyball Sutta"

    • Study Paper - Week 4

    • Video from Christopher Titmuss - Week 4

  • 6

    Week 5 - MN 26 "The Noble Search"

    • Study Paper - Week 5

    • Video from Christopher Titmus - Week 5

We offer the regular price of this course as well as a low income price option

We have not set a yardstick for those with a low income. We will leave you to decide if you know you are in this category.

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The Buddha's Path to Happiness