Author(s): HH The Dalai Lama
A pocket guide that captures the essence of the Dalai Lama s phenomenally successful Art of Happiness. In The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama brought to an enthusiastic and grateful public his philosophy on achieving a happy life. A collaboration with a Western psychiatrist, it was the the Dalai Lama s first inspirational book for a Western audience. Through meditations, stories and the convergence of Buddhism and psychology, the Dalai Lama showed how to deal with day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, or just a bad mood day. He discussed relationships, health, family and work and showed us how to ride through life s obstacles on a deep and abiding inner source of peace. The Essence of Happiness makes it possible to access the Dalai Lamai s essential tenets of happiness anywhere, anytime. The perfect gift, it is also a perfect companion to The Art of Happiness.
The Dalai Lama has lived mainly in Dharamsala, India since Chinese forces invaded Tibet in 1959. The spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people, he is also a successful author and recipient of various humanitarian awards, including the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. Howard Cutler met the Dalai Lama while studying Tibetan medicine in India. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona where he has a private psychiatric practice.