The Happiness Course: Inner Peace, Discipline, and Love (Oct 2)


Meditation retreat with teachings by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Saturday, October 2, 11:00am-3pm (includes a lunch break)

Cost: $35 ($30 by September 30) includes vegetarian lunch
Standard members: $25 ($20 by September 30) includes lunch
Plus members: Free (need to sign up by September 30)

*Please note: We are offering this retreat in person or via Zoom livestream. If you choose Zoom livestream, then after you submit payment, you will receive an email link to the meeting. This link is for your personal use only. Video recordings will also be available through October 6*


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“Happiness is a part of the mind that experiences inner peace, or peace of mind, so the real source of happiness must lie within the mind, not in external conditions.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Everyone wants to be happy and no one wants to suffer, but very few people understand what is the real cause of happiness and what is the real cause of suffering. We tend to look for happiness outside ourself, thinking that if we had the right house, the right car, the right job and the right friends that we like, we would be truly happy. All our life we have tried to surround ourself with people and things that make us feel comfortable, secure or stimulated, yet still we have not found pure and lasting happiness. It is time we sought happiness from a different source.

If we wish to protect ourself from suffering, we can either try to change external conditions to make them conform to our wishes, or we can change our mind. Until now we have been trying to change the external conditions, but this clearly has not worked. Now we need to change our mind.

This retreat will introduce meditations and special ways of thinking to give us the happiness we seek by creating the causes of happiness within our own mind.

Registration Policy: If you cancel 24 hours prior to the start of the event we will refund all except 25%. If you cancel on, or after, the event, no refunds are given. Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you should apply by e-mail to ad@meditateinfortlauderdale.org within 2 weeks of the end of the Event. Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.