The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

Following on from the internationally bestselling The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler bring us the inspiring The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World. This inspirational book brings the successful East-meets-West pairing together again to provide a practical application of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual values to the fast-paced, unpredictable, stressful and demanding world we all live in today. In this wise, insightful and practical book, the Dalai Lama shows us how to follow the path that will lead us to fulfilment, purpose and happiness, even in our troubled modern times.

The Art of Happiness

A Handbook for Living

The Art of Happiness

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. Other titles by the Dalai Lama The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World The Art of Happiness at Work A Profound Mind The Wisdom of Forgiveness

The Art of Happiness at Work

The Art of Happiness at Work

The Art of Happiness has become the classic guide to the Dalai Lama's enlightened approach to living - illuminating the profound principles and perceptive wisdom of this revered spiritual leader, from a clear western perspective. Now, in this inspirational new volume, his unique collaboration with Howard C. Culter returns to provide a practical application of Tibetan Buddhist spirutal values to the world of work. In our current stressful working climate, more and more people are becoming disenchanted with the roles they adopt at work, and how significantly their working persona differs from the person they are outside the workplace. In this wise and practical book, the Dalai Lama shows us how to place our working lives into the context of our lives as a whole. Rather than striving to find a role which suits us, we should allow our work to arise naturally from who we are - and what is most important to us. From here we reach a pathway that can lead us to true life fulfilment and purpose. Other titles by the Dalai Lama The Art of Happiness The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World The Art of Happiness at Work The Wisdom of Forgiveness

Handbook of Religion and Health

Handbook of Religion and Health

The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.

A Profound Mind

Cultivating Wisdom in Everyday Life

A Profound Mind

One of the greatest religious leaders of our age shows us how to use meditation to achieve enlightenment. The Dalai Lama visited New York in 2003 and gave a series of lectures, culminating in a public talk in Central Park, which drew over a quarter of a million people. Based on these lectures, this new volume will provide practical instruction on how we can use meditation to realise the mind's phenomenal potential. Leading the reader through the diverse schools of Buddhist philosophy, this book also shows us how to let go of our own strong ideas of self and how to find a little more happiness in life, for ourselves and for others. For all the millions of followers of the Dalai Lama's writings, and for anyone yet to be introduced to his thinking, A Profound Mind is the perfect book to learn how to dedicate our positive activities to the benefit of all in order to build a better world. Other titles by the Dalai Lama The Art of Happiness The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World The Art of Happiness at Work The Wisdom of Forgiveness

The Art of Happiness - 10th Anniversary Edition

The Art of Happiness - 10th Anniversary Edition

In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness. The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom. For the many who wish to understand more about the Dalai Lama's approach to living, there has never been a book which brings his beliefs so vividly into the real world.

The Wisdom of Forgiveness

Intimate Conversations and Journeys

The Wisdom of Forgiveness

The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys is the most personal portrait yet of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, revered spiritual leader. A huge international success, the Dalai Lama's books are bestsellers all over the world. Now, for the first time, we are able to discover the personal feelings and thoughts of this highly respected spiritual figure on subjects ranging from how the experience of profound spiritual insight actually feels, to how he has learned to love people who anyone else would consider an enemy, and under what circumstances he believes he would be capable of violence. Victor Chan came to meet the Dalai Lama through an extraordinary kidnapping experience. Since that time, over thirty years ago, he has become a close friend of the Dalai Lama and here is able to give us the most personal and intimate portrait yet of this iconic figure. In relaxed conversation, at his prayers and meals, meeting other world leaders – this up-close-and-personal account is filled with the Dalai Lama's customary insight, humour and compassion. Victor Chan's unique access to the life of this most inspiring of men gives us the closest look yet into the heart and mind of one of our greatest spiritual leaders. Other titles by the Dalai Lama The Art of Happiness The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World The Art of Happiness at Work A Profound Mind

Visions of Buddhist Life

Visions of Buddhist Life

A lavish photographic portrait of Buddhist life around the world depicts solitary and group practitioners in a variety of secular and international settings and features images of Tibetan masters including the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Kalu Rinpoche. (World Religion)

All You Ever Wanted to Know From His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Happiness, Life, Living, and Much More

All You Ever Wanted to Know From His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Happiness, Life, Living, and Much More

His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes himself as "a simple Buddhist monk." However, to millions of people around the world, he embodies the highest human aspiration: to be happy. His messages of compassion, altruism, and peace are articulated in a unique secular ethic for our times and supported with techniques and practices that can help us achieve these ideals. He is the Dalai Lama—or simply, His Holiness—the epitome of the Buddhist model of loving-kindness and an incarnation of Avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva of infinite compassion and mercy. Evoking global respect and admiration, he is both a prophet and a statesman for our troubled times, yet he’s intensely human and accessible. He’s an inspiration to millions, yet many feel as if he touches and speaks to them personally. He is a Buddhist but belongs to all humanity. His Holiness is one of the most recognizable—and recognized—faces in the free world. This remarkable book is an edited compilation of mostly personal conversations spanning nearly 20 years between the Dalai Lama and Rajiv Mehrotra, one of his early disciples who’s now the trustee and secretary of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility, which was established with the funds from the Nobel Peace Prize. Here, the Dalai Lama is a teacher to a spiritual aspirant; a divine master and a temporal leader; an ambassador for Tibet and a lovable guru-philosopher to the whole world; a practitioner of the 2,500-year-old teachings of Buddhism; a Tibetan Buddhist and an interfaith ambassador; and an intense practitioner of mind-training and an inveterate optimist. His multiple hats may appear contradictory at times, but he balances them all, living his life with ease and happiness. Within these pages, the Dalai Lama’s disarming candor, his deep empathy for his student’s quest, and his wisdom—garnered not just from texts and scriptures, but also from an active engagement with life—offer invaluable insights to us all on how we may find true happiness in our lives.