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Film Screening of Mission Joy: Finding Happiness in Troubled Times at the Concord Library

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- Free

Be Well Be Here in collaboration with the Concord Free Public Library present a mindful in-person experience to bring greater wellBeing to the Concord community. Join us on Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the library’s new forum to view the documentary Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times, a film that explores the compassionate friendship between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The event will begin with a short mindful meditation guided by Lara Wilson, founder of Be Well Be Here and longtime guide of the library’s popular online Thursday Morning Meditation. Invite a friend to this final event of the CFPL’s Open House Celebration and Be sparked by joy together! Registration required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

REGISTER TODAY at www.concordlibrary.org.

About Mission: Joy

Academy Award®-winning director Louie Psihoyos returns to Tribeca with his latest film, a profound and jubilant exploration of the remarkable friendship between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Inspired by the international bestseller The Book of Joy, the documentary welcomes viewers into intimate conversations between two men whose resistance against adversity has marked our modern history. Through rare archival footage and affecting animation, the documentary reflects upon their personal hardships as well as the burden both men carry as world leaders dedicated to bringing justice to and fighting authoritarianism in their communities.

Their greatest defiance of all however, appears to be their ability to maintain a mischievous and playful spirit in the face of their circumstances. MISSION: JOY – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times gives a window into the inner lives of these influential figures as they spend a week together laughing, sharing wisdom, and delighting in the rarity of spending time with a good friend. —Michelle Hamada, TribecaFilm.com


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