The Open Heart Book Club Presents

Event Date: 
Repeats every 4 weeks until Mon Dec 11 2017 .
September 18, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
November 13, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
December 11, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Book of J0Y: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Carlton Abrams

The Open Heart Books Club returns this fall once a month on Monday evenings. We will be delving into "The Book of Joy" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Carlton Abrams. Along with discusion, we will also be trying some of the excercises from the book that were crafted to cultivate greater well-being using "the eight pilars of joy" as a framework.

"The Book of Joy lives up to its title and goes much further. It highlights the many ways in which we can all bring greater joy, fulfillment and purpose into our lives, and illuminates the nature of the interconnected relationship between painful emotions and deep happiness. The book not only reaffirms this truth with great clarity, but through the magic of Abrams’ skillful facilitation shows the many ways in which these two great spiritual leaders, both of whom are also great teachers of peace and reconciliation, embody the totality of what it means to be both ordinary and simultaneously outrageous, mischievous, and completely unpredictable!
An unexpected delight of this book is the frequency and ease with which these two men bring forth their playfulness, wit, wisdom, and laugh-out-loud humor, even when they are immersed in profoundly deep discourse."

Here is a Promotional video

Donations are welcome to cover the rental fee

Register by email at or phone: (905)-296-3728


Burlington Central Public Library
2331 New Street, Burlington Frank Rose Room
Burlington, ON L7R 1J4
Phone: (905)-296-3728