Mission: JOY – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m.

at the Co-Ed Cinema in Brevard, N.C.

*We Are Now Out of Tickets, But There May Be Some Extra Seats,

Please Inquire at the Theater on Aug. 16 starting at 6:00 p.m.*

CSW’s Reel Spirit Movie Project

Celebrates Its 2-Year Anniversary


Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share science-backed wisdom of how to live with joy in troubled times in Mission: JOY.

Center for Spiritual Wisdom is pleased to host a free, in-person screening of Mission: JOY – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times on Tuesday, August 16th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Eastern at the Co-Ed Cinema in downtown Brevard, NC. Immediately following the screening, the Center will host a community discussion on how the film informs our lives today, which is certain to be lively and meaningful. The Co-Ed Cinema will have their concession stand open as normal and the Center will also serve complementary wine and cheese for this special event and celebration of the 2-year anniversary of the Reel Spirit Movie Project!

Mission: JOY is a deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. 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.

Mission: JOY was directed by Academy Award winning director Louie Psihoyos and acclaimed co-director and producer Peggy Callahan. Their enthralling storytelling enable the Dalai Lama and archbishop Desmond Tutu to give their final joint gift to the world.

Center for Spiritual Wisdom is hosting this screening free of charge. However, to offset the licensing and other fees, donations to Center for Spiritual Wisdom, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, will be gratefully accepted. A suggested donation of $10 or more will help cover the license fee for the film and the rental of the Co-Ed Cinema.

For more information about Mission: JOY, see MissionJoy.org here.


Thank you for your interest, but tickets are now sold out.

photo credits: MissionJoy.org

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