Cultivating Joy: Teachings and Practices from 'The Book of Joy' (Hybrid)


  • $200.00


Ann Friedman
Six Tuesdays, Oct 10 - Nov 14
5:45 - 7:15pm CT

Reflect on the words and practices that help to bring more joy into our lives.


Limit: 20 participants | Register Today!

The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu was an instant best-seller. This class will reflect on the words and practices, outlined by these two great leaders, that help to bring more joy into our lives. We will explore the nature of joy, the obstacles to joy (including anxiety, loneliness, and fear of death), and the "pillars" of joy – qualities such as humility, humor, and forgiveness, which, when practiced, support our intention to find the joyful in everyday life. While it would be impossible to cover all the possible practices in a six-week period, we will learn some of the major practices from the book that address these experiences.

This program is being offered both IN-PERSON and ONLINE.  Please select how you plan to attend when registering.

Recording will be distributed to registered participants only, and will not be availble for individual purchase.

All times are CT. Please contact with any questions.

Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.

Ann Friedman, PhD, is the Director of Curriculum for the Jung Center's Mind Body Spirit Institute, a Psychologist, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA MARC. She has also completed classes through Mindful Schools, A Still Quiet Place and other programs. Through Emory University, she is a certified teacher of Cognitively Based Compassion Training®, and is trained in Non-Violent Communication. Ann trains in schools, corporations, and nonprofits, and with individuals of all ages. With Mental Health America and UNICEF, she has taught mindfulness to those affected by hurricanes across Southeast Texas, Puerto Rico, and Florida.


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