Author(s): Dalai Lama XIV
Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, the very purpose of our life is happiness, the very motion of our life is towards happiness. -H.H. the Dalai Lama, from The Art of Happiness So popular and so rarely understood, this Nobel Peace Prize winner and man of great inner peace brings to a general audience the key to a happy life. In collaboration with a Western psychiatrist, The Art of Happiness is the first inspirational book for a general audience by the Dalai Lama. Through meditations, 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, and work to show us how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness crosses the boundaries of all traditions to help readers with the difficulties common to all human beings.
a powerful element of integrity and sincerity - NY Timesprovocative and moving - Publishers Weekly on THE ART OF HAPPINESS AT WORK
DALAI LAMA: Born in 1935 into a farming family in northeastern Tibet, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama was recognised early in his life as a reincarnation of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. By age four, he was enthroned in Lhasa. During the 1950s, the political stability of Tibet was threatened when China's People's Liberation Army entered the country and established a military presence. Increased tensions put the life of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama in danger, and in 1959, he fled the country at night to Dharamsala, India, where he established the Tibetan government in exile.HOWARD CUTLER, M.D.:Dr Howard Cutler is an author, speaker and psychiatrist. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and was on the editorial board of THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOTHERAPY. Dr. Cutler's field of special interest is the science of human happiness. He met the Dalai Lama in 1982 while visiting India on a research grant to study Tibetan medicine, and after THE ART OF HAPPINESS spent 97 weeks on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list, they went on to write two more books together. Dr Cutler maintains a private practice in Phoenix, USA.