Through meditation, stories, and the meeting of Buddhism and psychology, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, or just an ordinary bad mood. He discusses relationships, health, family, work, and spirituality to show us how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep, abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations and with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a program that crosses the boundaries of all traditions to help listeners with the difficulties common to all human beings.
©1998 His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D., All Rights Reserved; (P)1998 Simon & Schuster, Inc.; SOUND IDEAS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
"... this is one of the best how-to books a reader will ever find." (Booklist)
"[It]is not only an excellent supplement to daily self-awareness practices, it is also an indispensable educational tool." (AudioFile)
I downloaded this book while experiencing a personal loss. It was super helpful in focusing on what is important, protecting my happiness and letting go.
I loved the tie in between the conversation between the author and the Dalai Lama and the group lectures. The alliteration was spot on and I could easily visualize scenes.
I want to go back and listen to the meditations again and try them.
I was not setting out to listen to this because I was terribly unhappy. I was merely looking for another perspective to offer something where I could improve myself. I have been wonderfully surprised and very happy with this presentation. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to see something in a different light.
I love this book! Regardless of your religion, or even if you are an atheist, you will benefit from the practical advice given by the Dali Lama. I'm going to start this book over and listen to it again right now.
It met my expectations. I am from Hindu background with some understanding of Buddhism. I have been reading spiritual texts and books for 15 years. I liked the book for its simple and direct message from Dalai Lama and cutler.
When one questions the many religious beliefs throughout the world, this reading provides understanding. No matter what your beliefs, being in a spiritual state always will provide comfort.
I loved this book from start to finish, lots of great advice and logic. "Our purpose on this planet is to help people and if you can't help them at least don't hurt them" one of my favorite quotes from the Dalai Lama
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