Happy news from the Museum of Happiness
Last year we had the pleasure of meeting Sister Lucy at a special Awakin gathering in Pimlico. We were so inspired by her love and compassion, that when faced with challenging situation we would often find ourselves asking “what would Sister Lucy do?” Which would guide us to respond with love.
Last week we had the honour and privilege of spending 2 days with her in California. It was a dream come true and a real “pinch ourselves’ moment getting to spend time with one of our real life heroins!
Sister Lucy, the Mother Teresa of Pune has opened 46 centres, providing love and support for some of the most vulnerable people in India, including orphans, the mentally and physically unwell, abused women, drug and alcohol addicts and the elderly.
Sister Lucy risks her life to go and collect vulnerable people and takes care of them. The homes are called Maher, which means ‘Mothers Love”. For more information and videos about her journey and amazing work, see this beautiful dialogue between Sister Lucy and Nipun Mehta- founder of Service Space.
We were blown away by Sister Lucy’s love, joy, playfulness, compassion, resourcefulness and humility and feel extremely moved to support her labour of love however we can. Sister Lucy is an embodiment of love and peace and inspires us sooooo much, so we asked her if she would be a patron of the Museum of Happiness and she said... yes, providing we come and visit Maher for their 25th birthday...to which we jumped for joy and accepted the invitation! :-)
Share the Science of Happiness
Sharing the science of happiness in communities, schools, workplaces and beyond truly has been a dream come true for us and we feel really passionately about helping others to do the same. As the Dalai Lama said, the best way to be happy is to help others to find happiness. And we really feel that in our hearts.
So we’ve put together a brand new two-day programme, where we explore the science and art of happiness in playful ways together and you can get certified to be able to share it with others!
And we strongly agree with Thich Nhat Hanh when he says “happy teachers will change the world”
If you feel called to learn more about happiness for yourself and feel moved to share this with those around you and the world, please do come and join us. Your contribution helps to keep us going too!
What We’ve Been Up Too?
We had the honour and privilege of spending the day at the Dharma Realm Buddhist University, based on site at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. We visited the girls and boys school and ended the day with story sharing with the university students and the nuns. It was a truly magical day, that started and ended with a big group hug...a day we’ll hold in our hearts forever!
What’s Coming Up?
Friday 16th November
An event with special guests from California for our Community Film Screening of ‘Teach Me To Be Wild: Hurt Children and their Animal Healers”