Everybody wants Happiness, but it seems to elude many. This course explores the nature of happiness in a practical way. On the one hand, happiness seems to be an intensely individual matter but, paradoxically on the other hand, it seems very much connected with other people, our relationship with them and with the wider community. On the one hand it is suggested that happiness is innately part of what we are and we simply need to get in tune with our own nature, independently of what outer circumstances may be showing. On the other hand, we explore the relationship of happiness to the law, the family and the classical ‘virtues’. We find that happiness is intimately connected with the power of observation and the present moment.