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The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness in contemporary life with him and three global spiritual leaders: a Muslim scholar, a chief rabbi, and a presiding bishop. For this new year, an invigorating and unpredictable discussion exploring the themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body.
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The XIV Dalai Lama with Krista Tippett on Sunday, October 17, 2010. Panelists discuss the nature of happiness on stage at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The Dalai Lama is the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet. He is the author of many books, including Ethics for a New Millennium.
Sacks is Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth and author of several books, including The Dignity of Difference.
Jefferts Schori is Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church who holds a doctorate in oceanography.
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A renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher shares his thoughts on the meaning of happiness, and how he understands spirituality as "contemplative science."