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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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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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inspiring

great book. very positive and good read. gives you a sense of comfort. inspires you to meditate and give it a try.

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Spiritual and clarifying

I feel like this book has been very helpful in my life. I hope I can continue to practice what it teaches.

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  • 13-09-19

Good book to listen to

Good advice particularly on relationships and anxiety. I enjoyed the narrator' story telling and he was able to capture the essence of the stories and conversations.

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basics on Buddhist philosophy

very insightful book on extreme basics of Buddhism. however after the first couple of chapters you get the basic ideas.

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Good book- a necessity to share with close minded unhappy people you know

Good audiobook. Perfect for those who aren't happy much with their life. Even if you are relatively happy with your life there is knowledge to be gained.

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Inspirational

I might listen a second time as I loved it so much. Some great insights and guidance for life.

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Practical Philosophy Course

I am on a philosophy course at the moment and this was recommended book/'listening', downloaded the book rather than read it. I found this listen quite easy to follow and there was a lot of interesting topics covered. This is looking at happiness from the Buddhist/eastern perspective.

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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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  • 07-10-19

art of compassion

a lovely masterpiece, a keen guide to try to be happy here and now, total recomendation