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An Evening of Talk & Photos with KCRW's Lisa Napoli on her trip to the Last Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan

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Teacher(s):
Date(s):
Jan 12 (Sat)
Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Description:
Guiding Teacher Trudy Goodman on Lisa Napoli and the fascinating country of Bhutan.


CLICK HERE FOR A SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH LISA BY ELISHA GOLDSTEIN FOR PSYCHCENTRAL.

InsightLA is happy to bring you this entertaining evening of talk and photos with KCRW's Lisa Napoli on her incredible journey to the last buddhist kingdom of Bhutan.

Lisa's work on Marketplace as well as other media such as at the NY Times, MSNBC and CNN, has given her a broad perspective on the world at large. She regularly reports on Mindfulness and other subjects that benefit our community in an effort to get the word out and help as many people as possible.

In spring of 2011 Broadway Books released the paperback edition of Lisa's book, "Radio Shangri-La - What I learned in the Happiest Kingdom on Earth", based on her extraordinary experiences as a volunteer in the Kingdom of Bhutan. The book has been published in 8 countries to date.

On the Book:
Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around the world, Lisa left behind cosmopolitan Los Angeles to help with the start of a radio station in the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan which is said to be one of the happiest places on earth.

Long isolated from industrialization and just beginning to open its doors to the modern world, Bhutan is a deeply spiritual place, devoted to environmental conservation and committed to the happiness of its people. In fact, Bhutan measures its success in Gross National Happiness rather than in GNP. The happiness of the people of Bhutan began to change, however, with the introduction of TV in 1999.

To Lisa, Bhutan seemed to be a place that offered the opposite of her fast-paced life in the United States, where the noisy din of sound-bite news and cell phones dominate our days and meaningful conversation is a rare commodity; where everyone is plugged in digitally, yet rarely connects with the people around them.

TO READ AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK, CLICK HERE

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This class is closed, and we are no longer taking registrations.