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The Art of Happiness

A Handbook for Living
Narrated by: Kris Dyer
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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Summary

In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness. 

The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a Western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's Eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's Western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom. For the many who wish to understand more about the Dalai Lama's approach to living, there has never been a book which brings his beliefs so vividly into the real world. 

©1999 The Dalai Lama (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • SamK
  • London and NYC
  • 11-07-18

Starting to get interested in Buddhism

Not sure what I'm looking for. I enjoyed much of this book but hat to listen at a faster pace, maybe cause I'm not calm enough :-)

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Indifferent

Not well read robotic and boring sent me to sleep no feeling he could have been reading a cook book. Dreadful

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fantastic, logical, wisdom on attaining happiness

An eloquent distillation of ancient wisdom into modern logical understanding, woven into an easy to read and entertaining story - fantastic.

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Good book

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Helped me to realise in order for me to deal with my anxiety I had to go back to basics

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Mind opening

I really enjoyed this. It gave me a great deal to think about. The idea are simple, but great. It has changed how I approach life.

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Psychology meets Buddhism

im neither a psychologist nor a Buddhist but I am a human being and that is the only requirement for potentially gaining benefit from this book. I feel like I've taken a peek into the merits of Buddhism and I think it warrants a longer look and some introspection