Awakening Joy

About the Course - 2018 Schedule & Logistics

Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to a Happier Life

It's Not Too Late to Sign Up for the 2018 Course

Even though the 2018 course started in February and ended in June, begin now and work the course at your own pace. All of the material is left on the website until the end of the year.

Or Take the 2019 Course

If you prefer to do the course with fellow students, giving ample time for the practice of each bi-monthly theme, go to the 2019 Course page and set yourself up to receive email notification of the opening of registration this fall.

Location and Time for 2018
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

Click here for map

Dates and Themes for 2018 Course

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

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

Jan. 30 Intention
Feb. 13 Mindfulness
Feb. 27 Gratitude
Mar. 13 Joy in Difficult Times
Mar. 27 Integrity
Apr. 10 The Joy of Letting Go
Apr. 24
Loving Ourselves
May 8 Connection
with Others
May 22
June 5 The Joy of Being


Dates for Live Video Calls w/ James

5:30 PM Pacific time zone - Real-time Zoom calls

Recordings are later uploaded to the website for all participants who can't join the live call.

2018 DATES
February 20
March 6
March 20
April 3
April 17
May 1
May 15
May 29


5 Months, 10 sessions,
Every 2 Weeks

  • Onsite participation starting January 30, 2018
  • Internet participation starting a week later
  • Materials available until end of year 2018
  • 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 cusions 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"