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In celebration of the 2023-2024 Buffs One Read, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, and the CU Boulder Days of Compassion, we invite you to join us for a screening of Mission Joy followed by a panel discussion featuring Thupten Jinpa, founder and director of the Compassion Institute, in conversation with CU Boulder scholars. Audience members will witness a filmed conversation between two global icons of compassionate action, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who impart lessons gleaned from lived experience, ancient traditions, and cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy, humor, and wisdom in the face of life’s challenges. 

Following the film, expert panelists will discuss the film’s message in terms of the science of compassion and resilience and the practicalities of how compassion and joy can make us more resilient to tackle the important social and environmental challenges that face us in a changing world. 

The University Libraries, Renée Crown Wellness Institute, and the Contemplative Resource Center bring you this series in celebration of the 23-24 Buffs One Read, Book of Joy. We hope you’ll join us in our shared work to cultivate more joy in ourselves and our communities.

Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D is the founder and director of the Compassion Institute and principal author of Compassion Cultivation Training. For nearly thirty years, Jinpa served as the chief translator for the Dalai Lama and served as a Buddhist monk prior to founding the Compassion Institute. Author of the acclaimed book, A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, Jinpa is a sought out speaker and expert on compassion. 

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