Here H.H. the Dalai Lama goes through Buddhism and how to use it can be used to defeat our anxiety, anger or even an ordinary bad mood. He tells stories to relate how this has been done by ordinary people every day. He also goes into why spirituality is important in our lives and why its not. He goes through how to find happiness and get through pain by seeing through it. Anyone who has kids that have watched Avatar: the last airbender knows this lesson. Pain is what tells us when something is wrong in our bodies and our lives. We should listen to it to deal with it and release it. As a long time meditation practitioner I found the information very informative.
the topic is very good, and the reasoning is straight forward. It seemed to make sense in many ways.
Sounds like a stereotypical psycho bull..... guy, reading a script. The authors reading left much to be desired. book would have done much better without.
I would not do so, not appropriate.
good book, topic and coverage quite good,
The best book for introduction to the philosophy of Dalai Lama and his thoughts on life, relationships, happiness and so forth.
Yes. This is the best book I have ever read. While I wish the audiobook had a reading of the whole story, this is good too.
The whole book moves me.
This book opened my eyes to the amazing possibility of true happiness! I have recommended and will continue to recommend this audio book to all of my friends.
I loved listening to the story of the grieving mother. How true it is that often we feel that we are the only ones suffering.
Mr. Cutler adds a level of connection to his Holiness that I would not have experienced reading the book. His questions and his tone brought the experiences to life.
I did not enjoy this at all. The narration was so fast and choppy that it was very difficult to understand. What should have been a peaceful and relaxing experience left me feeling stressed and unsatisfied.
Nice book. I used to drive a lot, so this book is really nice. Also, it contains two voices (two different men read it) so it is good for listening.
It was with great effort that I managed to listen to this to the end. There are some great books about spiritual growth for both western and eastern thought but this is not one of them. This book is nothing more then a common sense and practical approach to finding happiness. I suppose I wouldn't trash the book so bad if the narrator wasn't such a geek. The guy really got on my nerves with his over bearing reverence to the Dalai Lama.