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The Art of Happiness

The Dalai Lama

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Prose: non-fiction, Buddhist life & practice, Zen Buddhism, Self-help & personal development, Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice, Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation

Written by the Dalai Lama to appeal to a general audience and focusing on the practical application of his spiritual values.

The world's greatest spiritual leader teams up with a psychiatrist to share, for the first time, how he achieved his hard-won serenity and how we can find the same inner peace.

Through meditations, 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 and work to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist mediations and a healthy dose of common sense, THE ART OF HAPPINESS is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with a difficulties common to all human beings.

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The Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He has resided in exile in Dharamsala, India, since 1959 when Chinese forces invaded Tibet. His tireless efforts on behalf of world peace have brought him international recognition, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.