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The book of joy

by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 8 copies
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Monroeville Public Library Audio CD 294.344 DALAI LAMA Unabridged
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Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.

The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: their own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their eighties, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others.

Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and humor how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life.

Narration Credits:
Douglas Carlton Abrams, read by the author
Dalai Lama, read by Francois Chau
Desmond Tutu, read by Peter Francis James

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Imagine being in the room for a conversation between two of the most recognizable spiritual leaders of modern times, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Thanks to this book, readers can do more than imagine. The two deeply spiritual and surprisingly jovial friends came together for several days to discuss a range of topics compassion, suffering, loneliness, gratitude but always ultimately came back to their primary theme, joy. Over the course of their protracted conversation, the duo provides insight into their faiths' guiding principles, gently disagreeing at times but more frequently finding common ground and spending some time teasing each other in the process. For all of their protestations that they are both just regular men, there is no doubt that each is something special. Readers will come away with great hope and gratitude for being welcomed into the conversation.--Engel, Christine Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Cultivating joy was the subject of a five-day conversation between the Dalai Lama and Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of South Africa, held in 2015 at the former's residence in exile in Dharamsala, India. The two Nobel Peace Prize recipients argued for a "true joy that was not dependent on the vicissitudes of circumstance," writes Abrams, who moderated the rare meeting between the two friends on the occasion of the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday. Highlighting the men's playful joking and delight in each other's company, Abrams carefully balances their strong voices during intense discussions on the many obstacles to joy (including fear, anger, and adversity) and ways to cultivate greater well-being, using as a framework the "eight pillars of joy" (perspective, humility, humor, acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, compassion, and generosity). Throughout, Abrams skillfully incorporates information about each leader's life and work, basic Buddhist principles undergirding the Dalai Lama's perspectives, and current scientific research. The dialogue intentionally focuses on areas of common ground accessible to readers of any faith or none, though Christians can be assured that Tutu's contributions are infused with his deep love of God. This sparkling, wise, and immediately useful gift to readers from two remarkable spiritual masters offers hope that joy is possible for everyone even in the most difficult circumstances, and describes a clear path for attaining it. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Joy -- Religious aspects.
Publisher New York, NY : [Westminster, Maryland] :2016
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Book of joy :
Contributors Tutu, Desmond, author.
Abrams, Douglas Carlton, author, narrator.
Chau, Francois, narrator.
James, Peter Francis, narrator.
Penguin Audio (Firm), publisher.
Books on Tape, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Douglas Abrams, Francois Chau, and Peter Francis James.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 8 audio discs (10 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0735207151
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