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Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Book Circle

23apr18:0019:30Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Book CircleIs the ultimate sources of happiness within us? This book circle is offered only online. Let us know and we will post you the book which is included into the book circle fee.


(Torsdag) 18:00 - 19:30 CET(GMT+02:00)

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This book circle is offered only online. When you have bought your ticket, you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting for this course. 
Let us know and we will post you the book which is included into the book circle fee.

The focus of the book is on understanding happiness and the joy of life. There is an amazing consensus between these two spiritual statesmen and agreement on perspectives on life and how to achieve joy and happiness. They take turns reinforcing common views and perspectives. They agree that people are fundamentally good and that there are common values shared by different religions. The ability of people to forgive and carry on their lives is exemplified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process in South Africa, which has served as an example for other countries to undertake similar processes.

Another key message in the book is that if you are positive and warm-hearted towards other persons, they will reciprocate. A more surprising message is that joy often is realised by passing through difficulties, suffering and adversity. The expression passing through adversity is worth reflecting on. It means that adversity is a temporary phase and that you will overcome it. It is a warm and uplifting book that I hope many persons, in fact everybody, will read.

The book circle is structured in four sessions following the outline of the book.

Session 1: The nature of true Joy.

Session 2: The obstacles to Joy.

Session 3: Eight pillars of Joy; four qualities of the mind: perspective, humility, humour and acceptance.

Session 4: Eight pillars of Joy; four qualities of the heart: forgiveness, gratitude, compassion and generosity.



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Talare på detta event

  • Per Bertilsson

    Per Bertilsson

    Per has had a long international career working for UN-agencies and other international organizations on developmental issues focusing on environmental and natural resources management and social development. He has lived and worked in many countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America for close to 30 years. In parallel with his professional career, Per has been a student of Buddhism and Buddhist history and art. He has a particular interest in the historical evolution of Buddhism. Per is committed to promoting secular ethics as an essential part of addressing the challenges of today’s society.

    Per leads our book circles and is the chairman of the board of Yeshin Norbu Non-profit organization.