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This year's selection

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Archbishop Desmond Tutu & the Dalai Lama

Description: Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. This book explores a week of conversations between these two giants as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.


Tuesday, August 21st 9:30-12:30: Welcome OneBook!

Do your students know what OneBook is? They can find out at Welcome Day where Humanities professor, Maureen Moore will be sharing information and materials about OneBook CRC! Encourage your students to stop by, find out about the Book of Joy and experience the power of community through shared reading. 

Thursday, August 23rd 10:30-11:45, OneBook Flex Workshop: Exploring Joy in Your Classroom

Join your colleagues to explore ways to incorporate this year's OneBook selection in your classroom. Discover curricular and course topic connections, related reading and resources (articles, books, & films), and lesson ideas. Workshop presenter, Emily Bond, Librarian


Interested in hosting a OneBook activity? Contact your PD Coordinator, Georgine Hodgkinson to share your ideas!

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The OneBook Project encourages the Cosumnes River College's entire campus and neighboring community to read and discuss a common book during each academic year.

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The OneBook CRC selection for the 2018/2019 academic year is 

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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

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

Copies are available for checkout in the CRC Library or for purchase at the CRC College Store.

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