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HomeCalendarCinema and Conversation - Mission: Joy | August 29, 2022

Cinema and Conversation - Mission: Joy


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Monday, August 29, 2022 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cinema and Conversation - Mission: Joy

Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times is deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny. In the movie, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share science-backed wisdom of how to live with joy in troubled times.

Inspired by New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, the film showcases the exchange between these two Nobel Peace Prize winners that led to that book. Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot over 5 days at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, the film invites viewers to join these luminaries behind the scenes as they recount stories from their lives, each having lived through periods of incredible difficulty and strife. With genuine affection, mutual respect and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from lived experience, ancient traditions, and the latest cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy in the face of all of life’s challenges from the extraordinary to the mundane. MISSION: JOY is an antidote for the times.

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