The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together 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 audiobook was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: their personal stories, their teachings about joy, and a practical component based on the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both The Dalai Lama and Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, oppression, and conflict. Now that they are both in their eighties, they feel it is especially important to spread the message that to experience joy yourself, you must give joy to others.
Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and even wise-cracking humor, how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of being.
Imprint: Penguin Audio
Genre: Self-Help – Personal Growth – Happiness
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Douglas Carlton Abrams, read by the author
Dalai Lama, read by Francois Chau
Desmond Tutu, read by Peter Francis James
About the Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition. He is a recipient of the Wallenberg Award (conferred by the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Foundation), the Albert Schweitzer Award, and the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, and the Nobel Peace Prize.
About Desmond Tutu
Desmond Tutu, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, retired as Archbishop of Capetown, South Africa, in 1996. He is active as a lecturer throughout the world and was recently a visiting professor at Emory University in Atlanta.
The Book of Joy is available in 8 unabridged audio CDs for $40. Click here to purchase.
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