Mission: JOY

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
12:00 AM, Wednesday, March 23, 2022 PST
Location: Gig Harbor (click for map)
Screening online from March 23 through March 25th.
Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor is happy to offer the screening of MISSION: JOY featuring the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Mission: JOY is a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them. They offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances.

Inspired by New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, the film showcases the exchange between these two Nobel Peace Prize winners that led to that book.

Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot over 5 days at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, the film invites viewers 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 the latest cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy in the face of all of life’s challenges from the extraordinary to the mundane. Mission: JOY is an antidote for the times.

We hope you’ll come back after you screen the film to hear our panel discussion and join in the community conversation.

When you register for the event you will receive a link to screen the film anytime from March 23 – 25th.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mission-joy-screening-and-community-conversation-tickets-291843701367

The link for the community conversation and panel discussion March 25, at 6pm  is on zoom at:


Meeting ID: 830 1097 5673
Passcode: 596527

Special Guests: Dr Judith Mayotte, Rev David Mesenbring, Karma Tensum and Tim Holmes

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/missionjoyfilm

Release Year: 2021

Running Time: 90 minutes

Director: Louie Psihoyos, Peggy Callahan

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