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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 & 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.
How to access Mission:Joy
Register at the button above for access to watch the film during Bud Werner Library's limited screening window. You'll get a confirmation email for your sign-up. When Bud's streaming window opens on July 10, you'll get an email that includes a Mission:Joy link and request for short personal password registration so you can watch the film at home any time during our exclusive screening window that lasts until midnight on Wednesday, July 13.
Mandala on the Yampa
The Drepung Loseling monks return for a cultural residency in Steamboat Springs, creating a mandala sand painting at Bud Werner Library, performing at Strings Music Festival, hosting a blessing and meditation, giving public talks and more! Learn more about the monks and the 2022 Mandala on the Yampa residency.
About the Bud Watch Party
In addition to our in-person film screenings in Library Hall, Bud Werner Library continues to spearhead special opportunities to view hot documentaries at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy streaming these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience.