Format: Audio Book (CD)
Dimensions: 5.9 × 5.07 × 1.15 in
Published: October 6, 2009
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0739334417
ISBN - 13: 9780739334416
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Chapter 1 ME VERSUS WE I think this is the first time I am meeting most of you. But whether it is an old friend or a new friend, there''s not much difference anyway, because I always believe we are the same: We are all just human beings. -H.H. THE DALAI LAMA, SPEAKING TO A CROWD OF MANY THOUSANDS Time passes. The world changes. But there is one constant I have grown used to over the years, while intermittently traveling on speaking tours with the Dalai Lama: When speaking to a general audience, he invariably opens his address, "We are all the same . . ." Once establishing a bond with each member of the audience in that way, he then proceeds to that evening''s particular topic. But over the years I''ve witnessed a remarkable phenomenon: Whether he is speaking to a small formal meeting of leaders on Capitol Hill, addressing a gathering of a hundred thousand in Central Park, an interfaith dialogue in Australia, or a scientific conference in Switzerland, or teaching twenty thousand monks in India, one can sense an almost palpable effect. He seems to create a feeling among his audience not only of connection to him, but of connection to one another, a fundamental human bond. It was early on a Monday morning and I was back in Dharamsala, scheduled to meet shortly with the Dalai Lama for our first meeting in a fresh series of discussions. Home to a thriving Tibetan community, Dharamsala is a tranquil village built into a ridge of the Dauladar mountain range, the foothills of the Him
From the Publisher
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. How­ard Cutler walks listeners 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 us to identify the cultural influences and ways of thinking that lead to personal unhappiness, thereby making sense of the hardships we face personally as well as the afflictions suffered by others.
About the Author
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.
Howard 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.