How can we find joy in a world full of suffering? Is it enough to simply stick our fingers in our ears and wait for all the bad things and bad people to go away? [spoiler alert: it’s not]
Join us in March to discuss ‘The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu (with Douglas Abrams).
[Note: Message me to attend in person, as space is limited! Otherwise, join us on Zoom 🙂.]
This meeting will be facilitated by a full-time Life Coach (yours truly) and former university educator with over a decade of international experience in facilitating discussions across groups from various cultural backgrounds and beliefs. We value inclusivity 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🖤💛❤️✊🏽 and insist on respectful discussion. We are not a ‘positive vibes only’ crew. We invite you to bring your WHOLE self to the discussion! Wanna suss me out ahead of time to see if we’ll ‘gel’? Then feel free to have a snoop here ☺:
From the book jacket:
Two spiritual giants. Seven days. One timeless question.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships – or, as they would say, because of them – they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.
In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?
They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had started into the abyss and despair of our times, and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.
This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.
At this meetup, we will discuss the book’s insights on finding joy among the suffering of the world and how they may relate to our own lives. Love the book? Hate the book? No time to read the book? You’re all welcome! Message me if you’d like to attend in person, as space is limited. But remember, you can always join us on Zoom as well 😊
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Time/Date: Wednesday, 20 March, 6-8pm (doors open from 5:30)
Location: 91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD.
Close to public transport
(5 min. walk from Teneriffe ferry; Closest buses – 393 & 470)
Automatic door not opening? Call me at 0491101424
Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!
*On-site parking is reserved for other businesses in the building.
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Learn more about our book club by watching this video:
Join us through our Meetup.com page: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/vanguard-book-club-for-personal-development/events/297391314/
See you there!