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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a…

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World (edition 2016)

by Dalai Lama (Author)

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Title:The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
Authors:Dalai Lama (Author)
Info:Avery (2016), Edition: Later prt., 384 pages

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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama XIV



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audio book had actors impersonate the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, which is a little unfortunate. ( )
  scottkirkwood | Dec 4, 2018 |
One of my all time favorite books. Life altering. ( )
  AstroGirlBunny | Nov 3, 2018 |
While the overall message is good, I feel that there are a lot of repeated points in the book. Eg be grateful, think of others instead of self, suffering, sickness, compassion.

There's a lack of examples imo and the whole book basically focuses on reframing from negatives to positives. ( )
  Jason.Ong.Wicky | Oct 9, 2018 |
Abandoned after reading 18%.
  ajlewis2 | Jul 11, 2018 |
Joy, Buddhism, Christianity
  UUNeedham | Jun 5, 2018 |
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Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.
The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: their own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their eighties, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others.

Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and humor how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life.

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Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.… (more)

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