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.
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I was quite pleasantly surprised to find a new work by Dr. Cutler and His Holiness. I had always enjoied their collaboration, especially The Art of Happiness at Work. I've found this title to have, as anticipated, an excellent message. I am easily distracted so the audiobook seemed to work better for me. The only "negative" I must attribute to the work is the fact that it is read by a single person. One reason I enjoied The Art of Happiness at Work was that it being read by the author and actor B.D. Wong was that it gave the general feeling you were listening in on a conversation between 2 authentic people and not just someone reading from the book. I have nothing against the reader Marc Cashman, but sometimes get confused with who's point of view I am hearing.