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Book Reflection: The Book of Joy

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST

$50.00
Eremos Winter Book Reflection

The Book of Joy:
Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“We create most of our suffering, so it should be logical that we also have the ability to create more joy. When it comes to personal happiness there is a lot that we as individuals can do.”

―The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Described as “two spiritual giants”, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu came together for five days in 2015 to talk about one profound question: “How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?”

Facilitated and put in context by Douglas Abrams this book gives the reader a front row seat to the rich conversations shared by these two wise men and the laughter woven throughout their five days together. Join us for four weeks as we explore the wisdom offered, including the Eight Pillars of Joy and their daily Joy Practices.

Book Reflection Details

Four 90-Minute Facilitated Sessions, Beginning in February.

Sessions include time for silence, reflection, and sharing. (dates vary by the facilitator)

INVESTMENT:

$50 + book.

Partial Scholarships available

GROUPS

See chart below for a complete list of facilitators and the dates/times their groups meet.

“Joy is in fact our birthright and even more fundamental than happiness.”
― Dalai Lama XIV, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

For more information about this empowering workshop event, please contact Eremos today.

You’re invited to purchase a copy of the book through this link to Amazon.com. Please note that if you click through and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you.

We also encourage you to support your local bookseller like IVP Books, Hearts & Minds Books, or Your Local Bookstore

FACILITATORTIME OFFERED
(90 Minute Sessions)
DATE OFFEREDLOCATION OFFEREDSTATUS OF GROUP
Dianna AmordeWednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30pmFeb 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22ndVIRTUALLY (Zoom)OPEN
Regina MoserMondays from 7:00 – 8:30pmFeb 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27thVIRTUALLY (Zoom)OPEN

Tickets

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Book Reflection: The Book of Joy
Group Facilitated by Dianna Amorde
$ 50.00
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Book Reflection: Book of Joy
Group Facilitated by Regina Moser
$ 50.00
5 available

All Time are Central

Unless otherwise noted, all groups will be facilitated over Zoom.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition. He is a recipient of the Wallenberg Award (conferred by the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Foundation), the Albert Schweitzer Award, and the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, and the Nobel Peace Prize. 

Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Southern Africa, was a prominent leader in the crusade for justice and reconciliation in South Africa. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Archbishop Tutu was regarded as a leading moral voice and an icon of hope.

Douglas Carlton Abrams is a former editor at the University of California Press and HarperSanFrancisco. He is the coauthor of a number of books on love, sexuality, and spirituality, including books written with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, and Taoist Master Mantak Chia.

(Biographies are from the publisher and can also be found at PenguinRandomHouse.com)

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

FACILITATOR: Dianna Amorde
Dianna is the Executive Director of Eremos and has been facilitating these book groups since she arrived 8 years ago. She considers them one of her favorite ways of connecting with and supporting the Eremos community and delights in the opportunity to hear different points of view.

FACILITATOR: Regina Moser is an educator, spiritual director and avid reader who has facilitated book groups for over 15 years. Regina loves sharing the joys of reading, pondering and exploring in reflective groups.  Trusting that listening is Holy, Regina appreciates weaving contemplate practices, journaling and thoughtful questions to delve into the power of sharing stories.   

Tickets

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Book Reflection: The Book of Joy
Group Facilitated by Dianna Amorde
$ 50.00
0 available
Sold Out
Book Reflection: Book of Joy
Group Facilitated by Regina Moser
$ 50.00
5 available

Details

Date:
February 1
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Cost:
$50.00
Event Category:

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