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Meditation + Movie: “MISSION: JOY”

April 30, 2023 @ 3:15 pm - 5:35 pm CDT

Mission: Joy movie


April 30th is the fifth Sunday of the month – our special event week! After a short meditation session, we will watch a very precious documentary about two iconic teachers and their extraordinary friendship.

Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Mission: JOY — Finding Happiness in Troubled Times is a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described “mischievous brothers” gave a master class in how to live with joy in the face of challenge. They offered neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us LIVE WITH MORE JOY, DESPITE CIRCUMSTANCES.

The film showcases a five-day exchange between these two Nobel Peace Prize winners, which led to the New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World. Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, India, the film invites us to join these luminaries behind the scenes as they recount stories from their lives, each having lived through periods of incredible difficulty and strife.

With genuine affection, mutual respect, and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from lived experience, ancient traditions, and cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy in the face of life’s challenges, from the extraordinary to the mundane. Mission: JOY is an antidote for our times.

See you online!

PROGRAM SCHEDULE for APRIL 30th, 2023: (Online Only)

(Central Time)
3:15 PM:
Zoom Link Opens
3:30 PM:Slow Seated Moving Meditation – to help settle our body & mind
3:40 PM:Seated Meditation (20 minutes)
~4:00 PM:Self-Massage
~4:05 PM:Movie:
“MISSION: JOY – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times”
~5:35 PM:Adjourn




All are welcome, no prior knowledge of meditation or Buddhism required.

No cost to join, donations optional but appreciated to support our cost of operation.

Your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Thank you very much for your generosity!


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For more information about Mission: JOY — which includes the book, the movie, and the impact campaign that are all aimed at bringing the messages of the self-described ‘mischievous brothers’ to as many people as possible — please visit the official website at:




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Meeting ID: 822 1247 8837 Passcode: SundaySit!
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Chicago Buddhist Meditation Group
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