Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Preview: The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD

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Book Stats:

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Religion (October 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767920643
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767920643
  • Genre: Religion - Buddhism

    Book Info:

    Blending common sense and modern psychiatry, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World applies Buddhist tradition to twenty-first-century struggles in a relevant way. The result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times. How can we expect to find happiness and meaning in our lives when the modern world seems such an unhappy place?

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama has suffered enormously throughout his life, yet he always seems to be smiling and serene. How does he do it? In The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, Dr. Cutler walks readers through the Dalai Lama's philosophy on how to achieve peace of mind and come to terms with life's inherent suffering. Together, the two examine the roots of many of the problems facing the world and show us how we can approach these calamities in a way that alleviates suffering, and helps us along in our personal quests to be happy. Through stories, meditations, and in-depth conversations, the Dalai Lama teaches readers to identify the cultural influences and ways of thinking that lead to personal unhappiness, making sense of the hardships we face personally, as well as the afflictions suffered by others.

     Author Bio:


    His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. He is a recipient of the Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Human Rights Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and the Nobel Peace Prize. He lives in Dharamsala, India.

    (for the link for the Dalai Lama’s web site click on his picture)

    Co Author Bio:

    hc1aHoward C. Cutler, MD, is a psychiatrist, bestselling author, and speaker. He is coauthor, with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, of the acclaimed Art of Happiness series of books. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is on the editorial board of The American Journal of Psychotherapy. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

    (click on Dr. Cutler’s picture for his website)

    • Amazon purchasing links US/UK/Canada, and The Book Depository in EUR, and AUD.

    This book was sent to Layers of Thought for review from Planned TV Arts.

    *Because the above is a second in a series I have also included the first of the series.

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    (Covers for US on left and Canada/UK on right)

    Book Stats:

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover; 10 Anv edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594488894
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594488894
  • Genre: Religion - Buddhism 

    Book Info:

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with the Dalai Lama and really press him about life's persistent questions? Why are so many people unhappy? How can I abjure loneliness? How can we reduce conflict? Is romantic love true love? Why do we suffer? How should we deal with unfairness and anger? How do you handle the death of a loved one? These are the conundrums that psychiatrist Howard Cutler poses to the Dalai Lama during an extended period of interviews in The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

  • Amazon purchasing links US/UK/Canada, and The Book Depository in EUR and AUD.

    Both books will be included in the World Religion Challenge 2010. To link to Layers of Thought’s post and review links for the challenge please click on the badge below.

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    Anonymous said...

    Its all in the manual they make you read before they download your being into those tiny bodies in those dark wombs.

    Unknown said...

    That is seriously creepy and cool... I will have to remember that concept...

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