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)
This book is very insightful, and a wonderful reflection on how to be happy and to put happiness out into the world.
I have previously read this book, but it was a nice way to revisit this book as an audio book. The pace of the reading was comfortable, and I was able to follow along comfortably, while working at the same time.
The clarity of thought and purpose is exceptional. It provides insight into our purpose for being that is truly enlightened. I listen to regularly in an effort to incorporate it concepts into my daily life.
I enjoyed the palpable compassion you could feel from the words from the book. You could tell the author was deeply influenced by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. You can tell that His Holiness is one of the most compassionate yet gently charismatic people alive today. It is also enjoyable to know that you can apply these principles not matter your personal worldview on religion or "higher power."
I enjoyed a particular story where the author witnessed His Holiness quietly approach a nervous looking man in a crowd of many and focus solely on him for a few minutes. At the end of the conversation, the nervous man was visibly lightened.
I really enjoyed this book. I have an admiration for the Dalai Lama after reading the book.
He talks so slow. I put the speed to 2x and it still could have gone a little faster for me.
I loved his ideas on accepting stress and problems as part of life.
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.
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