Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu’s Book of Joy – Reflection & Fellowship Group

Mondays 7.15pm-9.30pm, 29 July, 5th and 12th August 2019

The focus of this Reflection and Fellowship Group is the Book of Joy. Two great spiritual masters, The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share their hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.

Both winners of the Nobel Prize and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet. The book interweaves their own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. “Joy is much bigger than happiness. While happiness is often seen as being dependent on circumstances, joy is not” says Archbishop Tutu.

We’ll explore the eight pillars of joy: perspective, humility, humour, acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, compassion and generosity and the practices The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu suggest to cultivate joy.

The evening will start with a shared meal and then we will have time for reflection in smaller groups as well as an opportunity to hear from everyone.

As this group is only for 3 weeks we ask that before you sign up you check you can commit to all three dates. If these dates are inconvenient there is another group meeting on 3rd, 10th & 17 August – see Meet Up calendar for more details.

Please read the Book of Joy in advance of the group starting.

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