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Book Review: Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama - Reviewed by Aussie (11 Jul 2011)
'The Art of Happiness' is easily one of my favourite books. The book provides a great introduction to the ideals and insights of the Dalai Lama and a window into the world of Buddhism. Although just as the Dalai Lama mentions in his book, he is not trying to convert anyone to Buddhism or influence their religious beliefs, but rather suggest steps you may take in order to achieve happiness. It is a fantastic read and is easily read leisurely over a few weekends and afterwards you will feel all the better for having read it. I highly recommend it!
DALAI LAMA: Born in 1935 into a farming family in northeastern Tibet, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama was recognised early in his life as a reincarnation of the thirteenth Dalai Lama. By age four, he was enthroned in Lhasa. During the 1950s, the political stability of Tibet was threatened when China s People s Liberation Army entered the country and established a military presence. Increased tensions put the life of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama in danger, and in 1959, he fled the country at night to Dharamsala, India, where he established the Tibetan government in exile. HOWARD CUTLER, M.D. is an author, speaker, and pyschiatrist. He is a diplomat of The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is on the editorial board of The American Journal of Psychotherapy. Dr. Cutler's field of special interest is the science of human happiness, and he currently lectures and offers workshops on this topic in cities throughout the U.S. He met the Dalai Lama in 1982 while visiting India on a research grant to study Tibetan Medicine, and has spent many years discussing the subject of this book.
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