This book was an instant New York Times bestseller.  Its' genesis was a visit in April 2015 between Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?


They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss of despair and revealed how to defy it by living a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. Read about their explorations of the nature of true joy and how they confronted each on the obstacles of joy, from fear, stress, and anger, to grief, illness, and death. They offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.


The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, courage, and joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.


Review Quote:

"This sparkling, wise, and immediately useful gift to readers from two remarkable spiritual masters offers hope that joy is possible for everyone even in the most difficult circumstances, and describes a clear path for attaining it."
--Publishers Weekly


This is a 384 page hardcover book, 1.5 inches high by 8.3 inches long by 5.5 inches wide.This item may be gift wrapped for an additional $3.00 fee.

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

SKU: 9780399185045
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