Day 3 Kickoff
Community Gathering & Music
Today's theme is: "Joy is an Inside (Out) Job"
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What you'll learn
Join us for an inspiring, poignant and joy-filled program, as we watch highlights from our community video submissions, continue our journey with brave Ukrainians alchemizing violence into resilience, beauty, and joy, and share a soulful and energizing rendition of “Glory, Glory Hallelujah! Since I Laid My Burdens Down,” performed by Rickie Byars and the Wop Dat Be Doo! group at the B-hood.
We come from different 150+ different countries from around the globe, and yet each in our own unique way we can live Joy from the inside out.
About the speakers
Thupten Jinpa, PhDThupten Jinpa Langri, PhD, is a former Tibetan monk and principal translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama since 1985. He…
Thupten Jinpa, PhDThupten Jinpa Langri, PhD, is a former Tibetan monk and principal translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama since 1985. He is the founder and president of Compassion Institute; board chair of Mind and Life Institute; author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives; and principal author of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), developed at Stanford University.
Peggy CallahanPeggy Callahan’s sense of fairness (or maybe masochism) has driven her work in film, television, and human rights. Peggy believes…
Peggy CallahanPeggy Callahan’s sense of fairness (or maybe masochism) has driven her work in film, television, and human rights. Peggy believes in the power of story to create real change on the planet. She was honored to capture the life-changing conversations between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his “mischievous brother” Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The dialogues inspired the film Mission: Joy - Finding Happiness in Troubled Times with Peggy as Co-Director and Producer. Peggy and team created the BIG JOY global project with scientists from UCSF, Harvard, and Berkeley. It is available online for free and increases participants' joy as it expands the science of joy. Peggy‘s grown-up job is fighting modern day slavery. She co-founded two international organizations, including Voices4Freedom, that help people come to freedom. Finally. Forever.
Doug AbramsDoug Abrams is a multiple New York Times best-selling author, as well as an editor, literary agent, and film producer.…
Doug AbramsDoug Abrams is a multiple New York Times best-selling author, as well as an editor, literary agent, and film producer. He is the founder and president of Idea Architects, a creative book and media agency. He co-wrote The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, which inspired the film MISSION: JOY. Doug also co-authored The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times with Jane Goodall. Books and films he has developed have been credited with convincing then-President Bill Clinton to stop the genocide in Kosovo (The Bridge Betrayed), for launching the modern anti-slavery movement (Disposable People), and for helping to expand a mass incarceration reform movement (Just Mercy, a book and film starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx). He has had the privilege of interviewing extraordinary global heroes including Jimmy Carter, the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Bono, Carlos Santana, and Richard Branson.
The Goodness TourThe Goodness Tour is a non profit organization dedicated to bringing music and art experiences to people facing adversity all…
The Goodness TourThe Goodness Tour is a non profit organization dedicated to bringing music and art experiences to people facing adversity all over the world. Co-founders: Luc Reynaud, Musician; Benjamin Swatez, Artist; Jeremiah Alexis, Producer/editor/writer; A Journey of Resilience, Beauty and Joy in Ukraine and Poland credits: Directed and Produced by: TheGoodnessTour.org. Written by: Jeremiah Alexis Verdecias, Benjamin Swatez, Luc Reynaud. Video Editor, Director of Photography, and Narrator: Jeremiah Alexis Verdecias. Additional Footage by: Benjamin Swatez, Luc Reynaud, Glen Shackley. Translations by: Leda Kendig and Tatiana Petrenko. Additional Music by: Luc and The Lovingtons and Korali. Project manager: Benjamin Swatez. Field manager Poland: Luc Reynaud. Field manager Ukraine: Benjamin Swatez. Thank you to The Goodness Tour members on the ground: Azerine DeLuca, Jeremiah Alexis Verdecias, Safiya Reynaud @safiya421, Luc Reynaud and Benjamin Swatez. Thank you to our fiscal sponsor Chad E Cooper Foundation and our awesome Goodness Tour management team: Dana Walden, Chez Payton Leeby and Sharon K. Bucey. Thank you to Craig Williams, Tatiana Petrenko, Anna Zakletska, Bill Rigsby, Peggy Callahan, Lloyd Sutton, Joanie Kreins and Scott Kreins, The Awake Network, Cody Verdecias, Klub Ukraiński w Krakowie - Fundacja Zustricz, SPA/ Salam Lab, Polish Artists Mikolaj Rejs and Jagnagna, Maria Dovgan with the Ukrainian Education Platform AND the entire team of Plato in Lviv, the heroic town’s people of Moshchun, Ukraine, Glen Shackley and our incredible private supporters of The Goodness Tour! A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE COURAGEOUS AND RESILIENT UKRAINIANS WE HAVE BEEN HONORED TO WORK WITH!
Rickie Byars and the B-hoodRickie Byars is one of the most acclaimed and beloved singer-songwriters there is in the genre of inspirational/New Thought music.…
Rickie Byars and the B-hoodRickie Byars is one of the most acclaimed and beloved singer-songwriters there is in the genre of inspirational/New Thought music. Through her three decade career as both a solo artist, Music & Arts Director and as Founder /Director of the world-renowned Agape International Choir, Byars’ deeply soulful and heart-felt songs of spiritual renewal, uplift and empower. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the B-hood (including Rickie Byars and Wop Bat Be Doo!) was birthed. This dynamic group of courageous artists continued through the tight restrictions to deliver weekly programs of inspirational music that live-streamed to thousands of people who leaned in week after week to feel some kind of connection during a time of quarantine and despair. Every week the themes of connection, gratitude and joy are planted along with ways to live healthier and more joyful lives.
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