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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

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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ISBN : 9780399185045
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 354 pages
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The Book of Joy Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Read an Excerpt Is joy a feeling that comes and surprises us, or is it a dependable way of being I asked For the two of you, joy seems to be something Book of Joy The Book of Joy His Holiness the Dalai Spend a breathtaking week in deep dialogue and playful laughter with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Join two of the most joyful people Raising World Changers in a Changing World Raising World Changers in a Changing World How One Family Discovered the Beauty of Sacrifice and the Joy of Giving Kristen Welch on Cultivating Empathetic Joy Creating Lasting Happiness Buddhist philosophy offers profound wisdom for escaping your rut and tapping into a lasting sense of empathetic joy, peace and happiness The Judgment Seat of Christ By L Ravenhill For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ Romans KJV The Happiness Advantage The Seven Principles of The Happiness Advantage The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work Shawn Achor on Resilient How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm These days it s hard to count on the world outside us So it s vital to grow strengths inside like self worth, patience, kindness, and joy. Excerpt The How of Happiness Official Site for the How of Happiness, by Sonja Lyubomirsky Book of Meditations The James Allen Free Library Editor s preface James Allen may truly be called the Prophet of Meditation In an age of strife, hurry, religious controversy, heated arguments, ritual and Testimonials Success Stories Welcome to the I love the th edition of the Affirmations Your Passport to Happiness This book gave me great tools and techniques to put my affirmations into action.

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Reviews

  • Antigone

    Oh, they are rascals! Impish spirits, the both of them, who giggle and joust and tease their way through this late-in-life meeting; evincing in almost every moment the very joy they've gathered to discuss.

    The friendship of these illustrious men, who've met a mere half dozen times and then only briefly, calls to mind that deep and instantaneous bond so frequently formed by children - back when our hearts were filled with trust and our world with potential companions in adventure. Clearly kindred

  • Katie Bananas

  • Kathryn

    What an absolutely wonderful book. It does not matter what your spiritual beliefs are you cannot help but glean something from reading this book. These two men have the most touching and magnificent friendship. They laugh and tease each other. They enjoy each others thoughts and their ability to understand each other is what makes for such good reading. The book is filled with quotes. One of my favorites is:

    Gratitude helps us catalog, celebrate and rejoice in each day and each moment before they

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister

    Powerful, exquisite, full of love and friendship between Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama. I listened to this on audio; incredible to hear the different voices (narrators were actors, very good actors) and quotes from these two enlightened friends. I will refer back to with frequency the helpful practice chapters at the end on meditation/thought changes. This is the premier "book of joy" I've read thus far. Empowering and thought provoking with humor and love for self and others.

  • Calista

    I love the Dalai Lama and everything he has to say. I feel so fortunate to have his words in todays age. He has seen many horrors and tragedies in his long life and he has this wonderful perspective. I admire him and I want to have his views on life.

    I wish I could quote adequately from this book. There were so many quotes form the book that rang true for me. This book really made me think and exam my life. It was a joy to read a savor. Both of these men have lived amazing lives and they really

  • Susan

    This audiobook is life-changing. I know that sounds like a dramatization but it’s really not. This audiobook covers a week long conversation between dear friends His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. What a wonderful conversation to listen in on! These two men, from different religious backgrounds, come together and show the world that spirituality is universal and not defined by a specific religious context. Their messages are simple and straightforward which makes it even mo ...more

  • P.E.


    La note reflète mal l'avis en donnant l'impression d'une moyenne.

    Ce livre comporte des éléments qui me paraissent une franche réussite et à la fois des éléments qui le tirent vers le bas.

    Les plus :

    - L'idée de base de faire se rencontrer le Dalaï-Lama et l'Archevêque Tutu pour causer de la joie.

    - La clarté et la méthode dans la liste d'outils proposés : la perspective, la dérision, l'attention, la compassion.

    - Les approches contrastées entre les trois co-auteurs de ce livre.

    - La rencontre tou

  • Victoria

    ‘Wherever you have friends that’s your country, and wherever you receive love, that’s your home.’” --Tibetan Proverb

    Two Nobel Peace laureates meet for a week in Dharamsala, India and engage in a spiritual dialogue and these talks will become the basis for a book. Sounds a bit lofty and just a smidge dull except that the two men at the heart of these discussions are his Holiness the Dalai Lama, he of the beatific smile, and the Honorable Archbishop Desmond Tutu, himself a bit mischievous. The res