ONLINE CLASS: The Book of Joy: Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (2261)

Four Wednesdays: June 22, 29, and July 6, 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Online

Price: 
$130.00 (10% off for members)

The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (Tutu now recently deceased), have undergone a combined fifty years of exile as they witnessed each of their own nation's violence and suffering.  Each a Nobel Prize for Peace winner, in walking their talk, they have inspired their own followers and millions worldwide.  Join these two men 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.  In our second book, two lifetime meditation practitioners, Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson, both New York Times - bestselling authors, both social scientists, review old research and unveil new research showing what meditation can do for the brain, the body, and the mind. Meditation practice and teachings will be an ongoing part of these classes.

Classes One and Two: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World: The Dalai Lama and Desmond offer their reflections from real life filled with pain and suffering in the middle of which they have been able to access joy, a joy which combines both their happinesses and sufferings.

Classes Three and Four:  Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain. and Body:  As Joseph Goldstein says of this work by co-authors, “Breaks new ground in illuminating the power of meditation to transform our lives.”

Four Wednesdays: June 22, 29, and July 6, 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Online

 

Required Books:

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu 9780399185045
 
Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain. and Body by Daniel Goleman & Richard J. Davidson 9780399184390

Jerry Webster, Ph. D., (Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland) has taught numerous courses in literature for the U. of MD. and in multiculturalism for Montgomery County Public Schools (MD).  He has taught English full-time in public school systems for forty years.  He served as the Shastri, or head teacher, for the Shambhala Buddhist Center in Washington, D.C. for 10 years until he retired in 2020.  He teaches regularly for the D. C. Politics & Prose Bookstore, as well as the Johns Hopkins Odyssey Program, Frederick Community College ILR Program, Washington College, and the D.C. Shambhala Buddhist Center.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

$130.00
SKU: 9787000010352
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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399185045
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Published: Avery - September 20th, 2016

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399184390
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Published: Avery - September 4th, 2018