Awakening Joy

About the Course - 2019 Schedule & Logistics

Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to a Happier Life

It's Not too Late to Sign Up

  • Even though the course started in February, it's not too late to begin now and work the course at your own pace.
  • The recordings of the onsite classes are made available to all participants about a week after each onsite class.

Location and Time for 2019
Berkeley Onsite Recording Sessions

Northbrae Community Church
941 The Alameda
(between Marin and Solano Avenues)
Haver Hall
Berkeley, CA 94707

7:15 - 8:45 PM

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Dates and Themes for 2019 Course

7:15 - 8:45 PM on Tuesday every other week

Internet class material is available 1 week after each Berkeley class.

Jan. 29 1. Intention
Feb. 12 2. Mindfulness
Feb. 26 3. Gratitude
Mar. 12 4. Joy in Difficult Times
Mar. 26 5. Integrity
Apr. 09
6. The Joy of Letting Go

Taught by Rick Hanson, as James will be on a retreat.
Apr. 23
7. Loving Ourselves
May 07 8. Connection
with Others
May 28
9. Compassion
June 11 10. The Joy of Being


5 Months, 10 sessions,
Every 2 Weeks

  • Onsite participation starting January 29, 2019
  • Internet participation starting a week later
  • Materials available until end of year 2019
  • Email Notification of New Materials


  • Select "Onsite Tuesday" During Sign Up
  • Large size class fills up quickly
  • Tickets are emailed shortly before each meeting
  • Tickets must be presented at the door
  • Wait-listed people are notified when seat becomes available

Parking at the Onsite Classes

  • Parking lot in back fills before 6:30; come early
  • Plenty of street parking
  • Please be mindful not to block any driveway

Video Recording

  • If opting not to sign the filming waiver, please sit in the designated rows in the back

Special Needs

  • Limited space on the floor in front of the stage for cushions and special chairs

Please Avoid Scented Products

  • Please: No Scented Products
  • Please no food or drink other than water

How to View Your Awakening Joy Balance Online

  1. From "For Members" in the Top Menu Bar
    click Payments
  2. Log In
  3. Click "View Payment Details"