DVD-cover“Too much anger, too much hatred. Affection, compassion, the sense of community, honesty, truthfulness—these are the key elements to counter mental unhappiness.”
XIV Dalai Lama

“It really has to do with taking care of other people, and doing things for others rather than yourself.”
George Lucas

“The reality is, we can change. We can change ourselves. We can change our minds. We can change our hearts… and therefore the Universe changes.”
Richard Gere

Happiness is a universal quest. But what does it really mean? In this award-winning documentary, youth from three continents interview George Lucas, Richard Gere and neuroscientist Richard Davidson on the nature of lasting happiness. Then, they travel to India for an unforgettable private audience with the XIV Dalai Lama. Through their eyes, gain a new perspective on how to expand happiness and live a meaningful life. Authentic happiness is not only possible – it’s closer than you think.





This program provides opportunities for hands-on engagement with the concepts in the film., with chapter and time codes of certain key scenes to study. It includes seven (7) thematic lessons correlated with Social and Emotional Learning and the chapters of the Project Happiness Handbook:

  • Happiness
  • Obstacles to Happiness
  • Self-Reflection
  • Self-Mastery
  • Compassion in Action
  • Interdependence
  • Share Your Gifts

The Film Study Guide is for use by everyone: it can be used in the classroom, community groups or in film clubs.

Film required; book optional

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