The Woods Hole Public Library will be hosting a virtual screening of “Mission: Joy—Finding Happiness in Troubled Times” the weekend of November 12. The film is deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, a documentary which explores the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Inspired by the 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, providing insight into the friendship between the Dalai Lama and the archbishop, the connection between difficult times and happiness, the latest research on the impact of joy, and practical ways to find it.

In the film His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu, 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 present circumstances.

The film consists largely of never-before-seen footage shot over five days at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala.

The film will be available to stream from home between noon on Friday, November 12, and noon on Monday, November 15. Interested viewers must pre-register by emailing or by calling 508-548-8961 to receive the link to the film.

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