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Publisher's Summary

The Dalai Lama is probably one of the only people who, if you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, will give you an unconditional "yes." What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and the "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand.

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.

Critic Reviews

"... 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)

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Powerful

I enjoyed listening the audibook, very pleasant voices. Makes you relax and happy. Thank you

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an ongoing guide

Rich teachings shared in this book. I will definitely revisit this book continually for guidance.

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A life altering great book... :)

You cannot help but to love the Dalai Lama's comforting voice. It is like a Velvet Fog...

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  • 05-26-17

Very moving nformation

I very much enjoyed the teachings presented here. These are teachings we can all benefit from and learn to grow more peaceful and loving to ourselves and others.

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Dalai Lama's best book.

It is the greatest of all arts to make happiness...
This is definitively the Dalai Lama's best book!
I loved it! Thank you! Maria

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Enjoyed it

I enjoyed hearing the teachings of the Dahli Lama. I think it was a good book to add to my arsenal.

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Good Read

Overall, I found the book to be very enlightened and challenging to read. I very much appreciated the short proverbs and stories within the book. I felt like it gave deeper meaning and understanding to his message. Looking back through the book though I found it somewhat hard to stay engaged and focused on the reading, at points it bordered boring or dull.

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helped me gain peace during a difficullt divorce

used the fundamentals to clarify my thoughts and regain emotional control
a must read for all

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Won't teach you anything

To sum it up:
1. your not the centre of the universe.
2. Love what you have

But the book is very Zen

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Enlightening!

Great book, I highly recommend this book to anyone who has lost a loved one.