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The Art of Living: A Guide to Contentment, Joy and Fulfillment

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"If any individual is compassionate and altruistic, wherever that person moves, he or she will immediately make friends."

This gorgeous book by the Dalai Lama brings together profound, accessible teachings by His Holiness on living a joyful life with extraordinary images that offer insight into the rich cultural heritage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Learn how to live peacefully wit
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 6th 2005 by Gramercy
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Clark Hallman
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Art of Living: A Guide to Contentment, Joy and Fulfillment by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama - This is wonderful hardback (coffee-table-style) book that presents stunning color photographs that illuminate the rich cultural heritage of Tibetan Buddhism depicting monks and the astounding mountain environment. In addition, His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides unique and informative introductory lessons on living a fulfilling life through a Buddhist perspective. He provides the following six le ...more
Simran Chugh
May 10, 2017 marked it as to-read
See how to open the book and to read it???
Viv
Mar 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Doreen
Recommended to Viv by: Christmas present from friend
Shelves: spirituality
If I had never learned to read I think I would have gained as much learning about peace and tranquillity from looking at the intensely beautiful images in this richly illustrated book. The images of Tibetan life throughout this book were produced by Ian Cumming, a travel photographer specialising in Tibet and the Caribbean. There is much to learn from these photographs about the monastic community and lay practitioners of Tibet, and these, in combination with the simple yet powerful wisdom of Hi ...more
Nicola Sullivan
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I previously read The Art of Happiness, and again in The Art of Living the Dalai Lama explores some very pertinent issues which affect many people today, such as how to face death, overcoming anger and hatred and having genuine compassion for others rather than developing 'attachments.' I find his ideas refreshing and genuinely eye opening and there is practical advice which anyone can start to implement in their own life to, as the DL puts it, overcome suffering and achieve happiness.

He takes
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Jamie
Jul 07, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful coffee table book, alternating photos of Tibet with excerpts from some of the Dalai Lama's speeches from the 1990's. There are six sections: "Contentment, Joy, and Living Well", "Facing Death and Dying Well", "Dealing with Anger and Emotion", "Giving and Receiving: A Practical Way of Directing Love and Compassion", "Interdependence, Inter-connectedness and the Nature of Reality", and "The Challenge for Humanity: An Interfaith Address". There is no conclusion, and the book ends really ...more
Michelle
This is a good book that covers the basic principles of Buddhism coming from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A great book for those new/interested in Buddhism. I appreciated the focus on compassion, tolerance and religious pluralism that His Holiness promotes; I was surprised to learn the influence of science and the interest of population control within Buddhism.

I was partially motivated to read this book b/c I had recently watched the Bradd Pitt film "Seven Years in Tibet" about a mountainclimbe
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Angela Joyce
May 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faith-in-general
Oh, how good this is. The illustrations alone would be worth poring over. What a sensible, kind man the Dalai Lama is. He sets a great example and makes one believe that there is hope for humanity, if we take our responsibilities to each other seriously.
Angie
May 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2007, buddhism, tibet
This is a stunning coffee table book with amazing photographs and great insight, as always, from HHDL.
Jonathan Farley
An insightful book
Cherie
Dec 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Buddhists
A Beautiful photographs with wisdom from His Holiness the Dalai Lama--esp lots of photos of Tibet
Christina
Jun 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book gives you perspective.
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Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Lhamo Döndrub), the 14th Dalai Lama, is a practicing member of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism and is influential as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the world's most famous Buddhist monk, and the leader of the exiled Tibetan government in India.

Tenzin Gyatso was the fifth of sixteen children born to a farming family. He was proclaimed the
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