“Joy is much bigger than happiness…while happiness is often seen as dependent on external circumstances, joy is not”. But how do we find it?

A group to discuss “The Book of Joy,” written by the Dalai Lama and Arch Bishop Desmond TuTu (co-written by Doug Abrams) will begin meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at First Baptist Church. Depending on the interest of the group the discussions will continue for 4-6 weeks. We will explore the nature of joy as expounded by these two great spiritual leaders – the one Christian, the other Buddhist.

The discussion will be facilitated by Nick Everhart. Nick is a biologist, a former deacon at First Baptist Church, and has spent time at a Buddhist monastery.

We will be joined by a group from the Kennett Friends Meeting who will add another spiritual perspective to the discussion.

Please sign up in advance by contacting Nick at nickeverhart@verizon.net so that we will have an idea of how many people to expect. You will need to purchase a copy of “The Book of Joy” (Avery, New York, 2016; available from Amazon and at other book stores) and have begun reading the first few chapters before the first meeting. For additional information contact Monica Fragale (610-444-5320) or Nick Everhart (610-724-5703).


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