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Authors: His Holiness the Dali Lama and Howard C. Cuttler, M.D.
Publisher: Rivershead Books
The Dalai Lama is probably one of the only people who, if you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, will give you an unconditional "yes." What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and the "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand.
Through meditation, 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, work, and spirituality to show us how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep, abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations and with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a program that crosses the boundaries of all traditions to help listeners with the difficulties common to all human beings.
Contents by Chapter
Part 1: The Purpose of Life
Chapter 1: The Right to happiness
Chapter 2: The Source of Happiness
Chapter 3: Training the Mind for Happiness
Chapter 4: Reclaiming Our Innate State of Happiness
Part 2: Human Warmth and Compassion
Chapter 5. A New Model for Intimacy
Chapter 6. Deepening Our Connection to Others
Chapter 7. The Value and Benefits of Compassion
Part 3: Transforming Suffering
Chapter 8. Facing Suffering
Chapter 9. Self-Created Suffering
Chapter 10. Shifting Perspective
Chapter 11. Finding Meaning in Pain and Suffering
Part 4: Overcoming Obstacles.
Chapter 12. Bringing About Change
Chapter 13. Dealing With Anger and Hatred
Chapter 14. Dealing with Anxiety and Building Self-Esteem
Part 5: Closing Reflections On Living a Spiritual Life
Chapter 15. Basic Spiritual Values
Selected titles by His Holiness the Dali Lama
In this book, extensive conversations with the Dali Lama have been recounted. The private meetings with the Dali Lama in Arizona and India, which form the basis of this work, took place with the express purpose of collaborating on a project that would present his views on leading a happier life, augmented by my own observations and commentary
Hardcover with jacket 319 pages ISBN: 1-57322 – 111-2