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Discussing "The Book of Joy" - A Conversation between the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (SR)

Course number : LIR204   ID : 23572    Section Number : 1
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The full title of the book that we will study is The Book of Joy - Lasting Happiness in an Unchanging World (2016).  We live in our difficult times with uncertainty.  The term “lasting happiness” may seem preposterous to us given the world’s suffering.  Nevertheless, these two men, the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (Tutu now recently deceased), have undergone a  combined fifty years of exile as they lived through each of their own nation's violence and suffering.  They present a vision that allows for a spiritual peace not only for their own followers but for millions worldwide.  Having both earned the Nobel Prize for Peace, simply put, they have walked their talk.  The Book of Joy is a New York Times Bestseller.  Join these men, one Buddhist from Tibet and one Christian from South Africa, as they discuss our common spiritual humanity and provide directions for a spiritual path which they say not only they, but we, too, can access.  Meditation practice and teachings will be an ongoing part of these classes.  One should procure the book to participate. We highly recommend that you read this book, available in both print and e-reader forms, prior to class.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu


Jerry Webster 



Please read:  This Structured Remote Course is entirely online. The course does meet as a real-time online session during the scheduled class time. This course is offered in an online format only. Students must be able to access the course from your own computer/tablet using a link that will be emailed at least one business day prior to the course start. FCC will not be able to provide individual technical support to students during the class sessions. Should you experience difficulties and not be able to access the course, please contact the program office. Only students who have paid the course fee and are officially on the class roster, may join the online class session.

In County 

Price: $15.00

In State 

Price: $20.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 12:00 AM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/23/2022 - 7/14/2022 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM N/A - Online Jerry Webster