On Campus Program

The Art of Happiness


Learn the fundamental principles of the Art of Happiness method, based on the international best-seller The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD. This powerful, science-based approach to happiness combines traditional Buddhist wisdom with contemporary Western science and psychology.

Recent research has found that increasing your level of happiness leads to a multitude of personal rewards, including better physical and emotional health, longer life, improved relationships, stronger marriages, enhanced mental functioning, increased creativity, and greater career success. 

Through lectures, lively discussions, and practical hands-on exercises, you will explore:

  • Key points of the Art of Happiness
  • Powerful techniques from the latest research in neuroscience and positive psychology
  • The inextricable link between happiness, kindness, and compassion

Return home with the tools for greater connection and happiness in your own life.

Recommended reading Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD, The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living; The Art of Happiness at Work; and The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World.

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

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Howard C. Cutler, MD, is a psychiatrist, coauthor with the Dali Lama of the best-selling The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, and a leading expert on the science of human happiness.

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