April Movie Night — Sunday, April 7th at 4 PM in the Church Annex
This highly-rated 2017 documentary is a portrait of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, featuring interviews with his family and the people he has inspired since his exile from Tibet in 1959. His life in exile has been extraordinary, and the question of whether there will be a 15th Dalai Lama is explored and unanswered in this film. The Dalai Lama himself has said he will not be reincarnated because he does not want the Chinese involved in choosing his successor.
The future remains a mystery, but one thing is certain: This man exudes happiness and peace, in spite of the genocide of his people at the hands of the Chinese. He has transformed spirituality, neuroscience, and education by adapting ancient Tibetan Buddhist practices for a secular world. We have much to learn from him.
Doug Sjoquist, retired professor of religion at LCC and visiting scholar at MSU, will be leading our discussion after the film.
As a follow-up to the film, Brenda Bly will be leading a class on meditation, to be held Monday, April 22nd, at 7 PM in the Church Annex. Brenda will talk briefly about the benefits to be gained from a consistent practice, and then will lead the class through a variety of meditation techniques.