Salon: 'Discipline of happiness'

Discipline of happiness

conducted by Paula van Lammeren

Monday 25 June from 19.00 – 21.30
Location: Center Venwoude, Vuurse Steeg 1, Lage-Vuursche

Uncertainty as access to adequate action

In our time there is uncertainty in many areas. You tend to think that uncertainty is weak and should be avoided. But learning to deal with these feelings appears to contribute to a deep sense of well-being. In other words: there is great happiness in learning to walk on legs that you do not have…

Paula van Lammeren considers the concept of uncertainty from the perspective of Being-oriented.

Bringing together elements of psychotherapy and classical spiritual practice creates an integral art of living path. By Being-orientation we literally mean: orienting yourself to Being, the ever-present ground dimension of existence. Everything that exists is a form of Being. When you are aware of this, you become fully present in the Now. The merry-go-round of striving and avoidance, which always points to the future or the past, no longer has its grip on you. It's like stepping out of a narrowing and suddenly standing in an open space. This open space of Being appears to be intrinsically free of all your patterns, feelings and thoughts. You come into contact with inspiration, strength and zest for life.

Your mind's ability to "rest in Being" provides you with a great starting point for fulfilling your life: in relationships, work, and community involvement.

Paula first gives an introduction, in which some exercises are offered to experience for yourself what it means when you no longer fend off uncertainty. Uncertainty can then become the access to your own wisdom and to act appropriately. This is followed by an exchange and discussion about how this topic can be valued more in your own life and in society.

Paula van Lammeren has been a trainer, supervisor and path coach counselor since 2006 and a member of the daily board of the School for Being Orientation. Paula is a clinical psychologist and was a researcher at the Trimbos Institute in Utrecht, specialized in effect research into preventive mental health care. She taught at the University of Utrecht. She is the author of various articles and the books 'Inspired life and work' and 'Discipline of happiness'. She leads the research into the effects of Being Orientation. She is currently a student of Tsoknyi Rinpoche.

We would like to invite you to this salon on Monday June 25, 2012. The salon starts at 19.00:21.30 PM and lasts until XNUMX:XNUMX PM.

Eating together

It is possible to have a cozy and inspiring meal together before the salon. We eat a vegetarian meal between 18.00 pm and 18.30 pm. The costs are € 12,50 pp (in cash and to be paid to the CHE Salonhost there) and it is appreciated if we help clean up. For a good planning of the kitchen and the purchases, we pass on the number of diners on Friday morning. So sign up in time (no later than Friday morning, June 22, 2012) via

If you can't come unexpectedly, send a text to Diana de Groot 06 – 43825794.


We offer these salons based on the "purpose and principles" of the CHE and in order to make this permanently possible in the future, we ask you for a financial contribution, the recommended amount is €5.

Program upcoming salons

Summer holidays from July 1 to September 9, 2012.

The Avebury Experience

On June 23-29, Peter Merry will be leading a Wisdom University pilgrimage to Avebury, England, exploring geomancy (working with earth energy) and crop circles. Click here for more info!

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Yours faithfully,

Marinet Ritz and Diana de Groot