The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World – Dalai Lama and H.C. Cutler

Included are some encouraging and fascinating references to methods to transform racist tendencies!

Terrorism, poverty, wars, racism, global warming, domestic violence, tsunamis, and cancer. The problems and hardships we face each day are daunting and downright depressing. How can we expect to find happiness and meaning in our lives when the modern world seems like such a truly unhappy place? It is possible to achieve, and a man who has achieved it – despite tremendous suffering – talks about what it's like to be happy in a troubled world.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has suffered enormously throughout this life yet always seems to be smiling and serene. Is he oblivious? Does he simply ignore the pain he sees around him? Just the opposite. The Dalai Lama is deeply engaged in compassionate practice and in The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, Dr. Cutler walks readers through the Dalai Lama's teachings on how to achieve peace of mind and come to terms with life's inherent suffering.

Using common sense and modern psychiatry, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World applies 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition to twenty-first century struggles. With the Dalai Lama's trademark warmth and humour and Cutler's penetrating mind, the result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times.

 

 

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