Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
7:00 PM, Saturday, November 20, 2021 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Join Meaningful Movies in Kirkland for MISSION: JOY – FINDING HAPPINESS IN TROUBLED TIMES, a documentary on the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama & 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 five 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.

Registration Instructions

This film is shown by arrangement with Interfaith Power & Light, an interdenominational organization engaging faith communities in environmental stewardship and climate action.  Please register with IPL at this address:


Please indicate Meaningful Movies Kirkland in the field ‘Congregation or Group…‘ on the registration form.

After registering you may select the option to get a ‘ticket’ to view the film on your own.  We will be showing the film in a Zoom group setting on November 20 starting at 7:00 pm – see connection information below.

Schedule of Events

  • 7:00: Meeting Starts; Showing of MISSION: JOY
  • 8:30: Group Discussion

Here is the Zoom connection information for that meeting:

Meeting ID: 857 5740 5604

We will send a reminder email message with the details of this meeting to all of those who register for Meaningful Movies in Kirkland at the Interfaith Power & Light link above.

More Information

Film web site: https://missionjoy.org/
Interfaith Power & Light: https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/

Please contact us at mminkirkland@dsbarnes.com if you have any questions.

Release Year: 2021

Running Time: 90 min

Director: Louie Psihoyos, Peggy Callahan