Real Happiness

An online programme in the psychology of inner peace and lasting contentment.

Build real happiness from the inside out

Discover how to step out of your chattering mind to experience happiness and peace

We all strive, consciously or unconsciously,

competently or clumsily, passionately or calmly, 

adventurously or routinely, to be happier and suffer less. 

Yet we so often confuse genuine happiness with merely seeking enjoyable emotions.

Matthieu Ricard

'The Human Condition'


Do you ever have the sense that something doesn't feel quite right? The sense that there’s something missing, something wrong, something you need to achieve.
It could be material goods, a house, a car, a better education, a self-improvement course, or a new relationship.
And yet no matter what you get, or what you change in your life the same feeling comes back time and time again...

This is the “human condition” that philosophers, thinkers and mystics have discussed for centuries. And still, even with all the progress in technology and improved standards of living over the past centuries, we have never been so anxious, stressed and depressed.

A different form of happiness is possible

For centuries sages, mystics and philosophers have said that the mind is the only source of genuine happiness. By learning how to cultivate certain attitudes, we can discover a level of consciousness that feels safe, complete and loving despite the external circumstances of our lives. 

Experiences likened to this state of real happiness have been reported over the years by people from many different cultures and backgrounds. Some common names used for this level of awareness are:

  • Awakening
  • Enlightenment
  • Peak Experiences
  • Flow States
  • Buddha Nature
  • Pure consciousness 
  • Discovering your True-Self
  • Non-Dual Awareness 
  • Satori
  • Rigpa

Ancient traditions say that this level of mind is always present; however, it's often hidden by the incessant chatter on our minds, alongside all the fears and regrets, daily distractions and stresses of modern life.


The only problem is that up until now to have access to the most effective techniques to achieve this sense of contentment and peace; you would typically have to join a religious or philosophical group that carries a lot of cultural baggage, dogma or involves rituals and superstition. Moreover, these groups don't usually speak using the language of a modern person living in the 21st century as most of their methods to train the mind come from books that are hundreds of years old. This can cause misunderstanding and frustration to those looking for lasting fulfilment and peace.

Filipe Bastos

BA Philosophy
MSc Psychology
PGDip Philosophical Counselling
Certificate ACT Therapy
Founder Mindowl.org

Hi, I'm Filipe!

I'm a psychology researcher. I’ve been studying, practising and teaching meditation for over 7 years, having developed specialist knowledge in meditation through completing many courses, workshops, and retreats.

My own struggles in life have led me to this path of understanding the human condition. I started studying eastern philosophy after feeling frustrated with the results I was getting from self-help and traditional psychology. Although they helped in alleviating some of my depression and anxiety symptoms that I’d had for almost 15 years, they never offered me a deep sense of fulfilment. It was only when I delved deeper into the nature of my mind that I found what I was looking for.

In 2019, I founded Mindowl.org, an online platform dedicated to mindfulness and emotional intelligence that has since attracted over 2,900 students. My mission for Mindowl is to spread the knowledge I gained during my journey of exploration of the human mind, helping others to find contentment and peace.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Regent’s University London, a BA in Philosophy, and a post-graduate diploma in Philosophical Counselling. I've also trained in ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

I'm a member of the British Psychological Society

Real Happiness: online course

Our programme will help you access the full potential of the human mind, using a language that speaks to our time and a combination of ancient meditative practices and modern psychology tools to help you speed up your journey towards genuine happiness.

The Next Course Begins on May 19th, 2021
Register Now To Reserve Your Place (Just 35 are available)

Our course will

help you experience:

  • More focus and concentration.
  • A silencing of the chattering mind.
  • More peace and contentment in your life.
  • Less stress, anxiety and worry.
  • Less negative emotions and experienced for shorter durations.
  • More presence in your moment to moment experience.
  • Greater connection and compassion in your relationships.
  • More meaning and feelings of significance.
  • And much more...

What is Real Happiness?

Moments of real happiness happen when we step out of our busy minds. We experience a sense of relief, connection, clarity and well-being that changes our attitude towards life.


In those moments, we realise the limits of the thinking mind and how our constrained beliefs cause distortion, separation and suffering.

A glimpse of Real Happiness

Remember a day...

... when you felt at ease, peaceful, connected with everything around you, fully immersed in what you were doing that you had no intrusive thoughts about yourself and could even feel a sense of love and appreciation for life. It could be a time in childhood, a walk in nature, when witnessing a beautiful sunset, when playing sports, or when engaged in an artistic activity. Psychology calls these moments "peak experiences", moments of pure joy that stand out from everyday events.

What most people don't know is that those moments are not necessarily linked to the activities themselves, but to a quality of the mind. They happen when the mental structures of the "ego", the voice in our heads, drop away allowing a new form of awareness to connect with the world around us.

Training the mind allows us to experience more moments of clarity, freedom, joy, connection - independent from our external experiences. Glimpse by glimpse, we discover that happiness comes from the inside.

What most people don't know is that moments of Real Happiness are not necessarily linked to the activities themselves, but to a quality of the mind. They happen when the mental structures of the "ego", the voice in our heads, drop away allowing a new form of awareness to connect with the world around us.

Transformational Practices

Throughout our 8-week course, you'll learn 24 different meditation techniques such as

Open Attention

Learn a different way of being aware. Instead of using attention narrowly, focusing on just one object at a time, you will explore a more open level of awareness that’s associated with a sense of relief from the chattering mind. 

Cultivating the positive

The human brain is hard-wired to experience negative emotions more intensely and for longer than positive ones, it’s a survival instinct - better to be safe than sorry.We’ll learn how to cultivate positive states to counter this tendency using positive psychology exercises focused on gratitude, forgiveness, self-compassion and kindness.

Traditional Mindfulness

We turn to traditional mindfulness skills to offer us support in stabilising the mind. Combining three attentional skills: Concentration, Clarity and Equanimity, we will have a clearer picture of what’s going on in our minds without feeling overwhelmed by its contents.

Self-Inquiry

For centuries practices like koans and direct inquiry have been used to show that the analytical mind is limited in offering a clear picture of reality. We’ll use modern question style practices to discover a new way of knowing that doesn’t depend on the conceptual and analytical mind or is limited by its constraints. 

Big Self

Who are you? We would usually say our names, occupation, age, personality etc., but that doesn't quite capture the complexity of who we are. In our practice, we’ll explore how to access a sense of self that is beyond words and concepts. This new sense presents a safe place that is unharmed by disturbing memories, negative emotions and beliefs that we may have about ourselves.

Inner Compass

If you were not constrained by your mind and the stories it creates, how would you like to live your life? How would you behave in the world, treat yourself and others? What would make you feel alive? Discover how to access your inner guide that will help you move towards your values in life.

Embracing the Shadows

We all experience intense, difficult emotions and have parts of our personalities we don’t like. Those parts and emotions have a great unconscious impact on our behaviours and wellbeing. We can learn how to bring those parts and emotions to mind in a welcoming and compassionate way, releasing the negative impact they have on us.

What You’ll Receive

Grounded in science and practical methods, this program explores the highest possibilities of human development. Drawing on the insights of eastern wisdom traditions and modern psychology, it will help you gain insights into your mind and change how you deal with your emotions, other people and the world around you.

Over 8 Hours of Powerful Teachings

Every week you'll have access to some of the best meditation and positive psychology exercises that will help you step out from your analytical mind.

4 Live Q&A sessions

Have your questions answered and practice live every 2 weeks.

Access to an Engaged Community

Join over 400 people in our Facebook community. Have your questions answered and get support from your peers.

Over 3.000 people have taken our online courses!

Our exclusive Facebook community has over 400 members.

Go Beyond The Mindfulness App

Research shows that mindfulness lowers stress-related symptoms, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and can lower blood pressure.

Yet, traditional mindfulness practices can feel quite effortful when you are continuously trying to bring your attention to the breath. In our goal-oriented culture, it can feel laborious and mechanical leading to frustration and the belief that you can't meditate.

In our course, you'll learn different meditation techniques that help you go beyond a mindfulness practice, such as awareness-based practices, direct inquiry, open attention, non-dual mindfulness and much more. By trying different approaches, you can check which one suits you best, making your meditation more enjoyable.

Meditation is not a one-size-fits-all.

By trying different approaches, you can check which one suits you best, making your meditation more enjoyable.

Why "Real Happiness" differs from other meditation programmes?

Non-dogmatic approach

Rather than focusing on dogmas and rituals, we offer a pragmatic approach to human happiness. Our programme is informed by the latest developments in psychology.

Designed for a modern lifestyle

Our course is made for people living in the 21st century using a language that speaks to the challenges of our time. Lessons can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

Not just for stress reduction

Most meditation programmes just cover the stress reduction part of meditation when in reality meditation offers us the chance to get a deep insight into the mind and who we really are.

THE JOURNEY TO REAL HAPPINESS

Breathwork

Learn how to use the power of your breath to take charge of your autonomic nervous system.

Meditation

Learn 24 different meditation techniques that will help you steady the mind, warm the heart, and bring insights into your true nature.  

Positive Psychology

Learn 7 exercises that cultivate positive emotions such as gratitude, compassion, joy, and forgiveness.

Testimonials

Janet Adams

While going through one of the most difficult periods in my life, Filipe from Mindowl helped me turn things around in just 4 weeks. Looking back, the difference is almost unbelievable. Filipe is a very personable and makes effective communication easy, and it's obvious his heart is in his practice.

Debbie Bee

I was so impressed with the superb content. The information and structure were clear and easy to put into practice. I have learnt so much and have come away with manageable tools to help and equip me in putting everything into practice for my future wellbeing. I would not hesitate to do further courses with them and am happy to give an excellent reference.

Rina Kalyan

The meditation exercises were phenomenal. My mind was cleared like an empty vessel. I felt an absolute calmness that I have never experienced before. It was like I was in a hypnotic state, a state of absolute bliss. I had a feeling of freedom and so much peace in my mind.

Natalia Watanabe

I would like to thank you for this amazing course. During this tough year, many doors have closed for me and I am really grateful that I could find your course.
Being aware of me and my surrounding was a big change, learning to be kind to myself helped me become a stronger person.

Special Pricing

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$50 OFF ( Early Bird Discount)

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What's included

  • 8-week course
  • 6 hours of video material
  • 4 live Q&A sessions
  • 24 different meditation techniques

Free Meditation Training!

Learn one of our 24 meditation techniques for free.

100%

Money Back Guarantee

Exclusive 60-day Money-Back Guarantee

If, for any reason, you don't feel that you are happier and calmer after taking the course, you can get a full refund anytime within 60 days after your purchase.
Just get in touch with our friendly support team and they'll either let you take the course again until you get the results or give you a swift refund. 

Save years of frustration looking for what works!

Our programme covers the best tried and tested
techniques from ancient wisdom and modern psychology. 

FAQ

I can't meditate, will I be able to do the course?

This is a question we get all the time. We believe you can't meditate because you haven't tried a technique that works for you. There are hundreds of different meditation tools; meditation is not a one-size-fits-all. Every style of meditation created suited a different culture and personality. Usually, when you do a meditation course, you just learn one or two methods as they come from one specific tradition. In our course, you have access to 24 different tools that will make meditation enjoyable for you.

Is this program for everyone?

The practices in this programme have been used in various forms by countless people throughout history to explore the human potential. They are powerful techniques but they can stir things up, especially in people who have a history of bipolar disorder, borderline personality, dissociation, complex PTSD or psychotic process. If any of these apply to you, we suggest that you consider not doing the programme.

Is this a self-paced programme, or do I need to watch it at a specific time?

Every week you'll receive the pre-recorded material that you can watch at any time. We also have 4 live sessions to address any questions you may have. The live sessions will be recorded and made available to those that can't attend it live. You can also send your questions to hello@mindowl.org

What is the duration and structure of the program?

The programme runs for 8 weeks. Every week you'll access a new material that will need one hour of your time. We recommend that you put aside one hour of your day to practice the exercises to get all the benefits of the programme. Once the 8 weeks are over, you'll also have access to the course materials for an additional 8 weeks to catch up.

Are there scholarships available?

For those unable to pay for the online programme – such as students, people on a low fixed income, disabled, unemployed or on public assistance, there are 50% scholarships available. Simply, drop an email to hello@mindowl.org to let us know and why you want to do the course.

This is not a 10-minute "quick-fix" meditation.

The way meditation is sold today, especially with all the meditation apps, makes most of us believe  it will transform us in just 10 minutes. However, you don't expect to enrol in a gym and be fit in one day - it shouldn't be any different when it comes to meditation practice.
Results will come with time, in six to eight weeks, but you need to commit to the training. Working on your well-being must be essential to you and something that profoundly motivates you.

Science

All exercises covered in the programme are informed by the latest scientific knowledge in psychology.

Quality

In over 7 years of research, I selected just the exercises that are proven to be effective in boosting well-being.

Protection

If you don't feel that you benefited from the course, you can receive a full refund.

Recap of what’s included

  • 8-week course
  • 8 hours of video material
  • 4 live Q&A sessions (Recording will be available)
  • Breathwork crash course
  • Mp3's with meditations
  • 24 different meditation techniques
  • 7 Positive psychology exercises
  • Access to our Facebook Community
  • Support via e-mail
  • 100% Money-back guarantee

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Mary Oliver

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