The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World (Random House Large Print)

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World (Random House Large Print) Author Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 1524708631
ISBN-13 9781524708634
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 544
Language English
Publisher Random House Large Print
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An instant New York Times bestsellerTwo spiritual giants Five days One timeless question Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul crushing violence of oppression Despite their hardshipsor as they would say because of themthey are two of the most joyful people on the planet In April 2015 Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama s home in Dharamsala India to celebrate His Holiness s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question How do we find joy in the face of life s inevitable suffering They traded intimate stories teased each other continually and shared their spiritual practices By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together from the first embrace to the final good bye We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joyfrom fear stress and anger to grief illness and death They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy which provide the foundation for lasting happiness Throughout they include stories wisdom and science Finally they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk In this unique collaboration they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace of courage and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives

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