Dec 02 Rick Sickles presents on “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama

Following up on the Gene and Emily Ann Zimmerman play depicting these great men, hosted by Raymer Maguire; 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 perhaps because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift to others. They looked back on their lives to answer a single 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 stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.