Cultivating Joy in a World of Suffering

in: Dharma Topics
Discussion Date: Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Dear Still Water Friends,

In 2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu flew to Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. It was an opportunity for the two friends and Nobel Laureates to enjoy each other’s company and, also, to have a multi-day conversation. The chosen topic was how they, in their long and socially active lives, were each able to cultivate joy even when faced with personal difficulties and social injustices. The third person present was Douglas Abrams, a secular Jew and writer, who asked questions, recorded events and informal moments, and put it all together into The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World.

This Thursday evening, after our meditation period, I would like to focus our program on three suggestions the Archbishop and... Continued

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