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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.


Thursday, January 17, 11:15-12:20, OneBook Flex Workshop: Bringing Joy into Your Classroom!

Hear from faculty and students about their experiences reading and reflecting on the OneBook selection, Book of Joy. Gather ideas and resources to help you incorporate Joy into your classroom. Facilitated by Emily Bond, Librarian.

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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.

Previous Selections

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