A Course in Happiness

Gain insight into the true nature of happiness and experience this lasting joy

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What Will You Gain in a Course in Happiness? 

Understand true happiness

Gain insight into the nature of pleasure vs joy

Appreciate the present moment

Discover why happiness is ever present and waiting

Transform jealousy into joy

Experience your happiness as connected to others

Share your happiness with others

Build happiness by authentically paying it forward

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Find your own happy with meditation practice

We all want to be happy. In this 7-day course, you’ll learn why happiness is elusive when we chase it, yet actually available to us at any time. With just 12 minutes of daily guided meditation, train in getting to know your own mind. When the innate qualities of the mind are given space to express themselves, happiness rises to the surface. Lessons for this course include:

  • Gain a more nuanced understanding of the nature of happiness
  • Experience contentment by practicing and sharing appreciation
  • Learn why being happy and making others happy go hand in hand
  • See how meditation and actions off the cushion support each other
  • Grow your innate qualities by genuinely connecting with others
  • Reframe your quest for happiness into a relaxed and balanced form

Ways to Get Started

Whether you choose an individual course or bundle, or gain full access to all our courses with a Premium Membership, our progressive online mindfulness courses make learning authentic meditation easy, accessible and fun. Not sure where to begin? Get started with Level 1, our most popular course, for free!

A Course in Happiness


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Experience presence as the basis of well-being through daily meditation practice

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$225 / year

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$25 / month

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Gain full access to all journeys, courses, live events and features with a premium membership


A Course in Happiness Trainers

Get to know the meditation teachers and life coaches who will lead you to through this Course in Happiness.

Lama Tsony teaches meditation practices on Mindworks

Lama Tsony Devroux

Life-Long Meditator & Teacher

Trinlay Rinpoche is a meditation master who teaches philosophy and the benefits of meditation on Mindworks

Trinlay Rinpoche

Accomplished Meditator and Buddhist Scholar

Lama Jampa Thaye, Meditation Master and Scholar

Lama Jampa Thaye, PhD

Meditation Master and Buddhist Scholar

Reverend Joseph Rogers is a specialist in addiction recovery and teaches meditation to aid recovery

Reverend Joseph Rogers

Chaplain and Meditation Instructor for Recovery

Trungram Gyalwa, PhD, Internationally Renowned Meditation Master & Scholar

Trungram Gyalwa, PhD

Internationally Renowned Buddhist Master & Scholar

Khaydroup Podvoll is a Mind Trainer on Mindworks who teaches the benefits of being in the present moment

Khaydroup Podvoll

Contemplative Practitioner, Meditator & Teacher

Bart Mendel is the architect of Mindworks progressive meditation system.

Bart Mendel

Founder and Chief Meditation Officer

Babett loves Mindworks meditation

Babett Emese Solti – Consultant

Since starting my Mindworks journey, I experience more joy, freedom and calmness in my life, which I can also share with others. Well-structured sessions, quality talks and inspiring trainers give the perfect level of motivation to go beyond habitual patterns and purify negativity. I can practice daily to let go and just be who I am.

Meditation give soothing, calming and extremely well explained guidance

Pat – Mom

I’ve been practicing for several years, but the Mindworks courses have taken me much farther. They are excellent. They give soothing, calming and extremely well explained guidance to understand yourself, your mind “working” and how to be kind to yourself while practicing.

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Juli – Bookkeeper

The meditation practice is very freeing. I can just be where I am in the moment. In contrast to so many practices I’ve tried, it encompasses how to deal with emotions with a greater awareness of the human condition.

Mindworks has made a big difference in my life!

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