what to expect

  • group size approx. 10-25 people
  • begins with a simple meditation
  • interactive talks
  • group discussions, exercises and homework
  • informal setting where questions are welcome
  • printed handouts and notes


Learning the methods to cultivate lasting happiness

presenter: Paramananda Gopal das

date –saturdays march 25, april 1, 8, 15

time – 4:00pm – 5:30pm

location – the bhakti center / 2w

admission – suggested donation of $100 for all 4 weeks

register and donate here

The Science of a Happy Mind is an introductory course that blends teachings from both positive psychology research as well as ancient wisdom from the yoga tradition.  It’s purpose is to help systematically identify and nullify negative thought patterns and replace them with tested alternatives that can lead to sustainable happiness and well-being.

Topics covered in this course include the meaning of happiness, compassion, social connection, cooperation, meditation, mindfulness, gratitude and humility.  We will review scientific research around each topic and learn tools to apply positive practices in our daily life.  Group discussions and exercises are aimed to discover the connection between personal fulfillment and our spiritual development.

The Bhakti Centers Donation Policy

The principle of bhakti is to do for others without motive. In yoga’s spiritual culture a teacher shares the wisdom of the sacred texts as an act of devotion rather than for profit. This is especially important in the Bhakti tradition where teaching and learning are essential ways bhakti is exchanged in daily life. It also keeps affordable for all this most important activity, sharing knowledge for upliftment.

At The Bhakti Center we honor these important principles of education: that teaching is done purely out of love, and that it is kept affordable. Therefore, for all of our classes on the sacred texts we don’t charge a set price.

So how do teachers survive? The answer is that pure teachers depend on God and good students honor that by sharing a donation from the heart and according to their means. Gratitude and generosity from student to teacher is also part of the yoga tradition.

For the class “Science of a Happy Mind” we suggest a donation of $100 for all 4 weeks, although all donations will be welcomed.

All students must be registered online for this class.