Howard Cutler

  • Interrogé par Howard Cutler, docteur en médecine, psychiatre et conférencier, Sa Sainteté le Dalaï-Lama répond aux questions directes, précises et sans concession portant sur les rapports entre l´individu et le collectif, l´aliénation sociale, les préjugés, la haine, le racisme, le nationalisme, la violence et le dialogue, le bonheur et les émotions positives. À cette occasion, adoptant une focale plus large que dans ses ouvrages précédents, il évalue les bienfaits de l´empathie et de la compassion dans un champ collectif.
    S´il déplore l´absence d´un véritable sentiment de communauté humaine et l´érosion de la confiance, le Dalaï-Lama ne limite pas sa pensée à ce constat. Fidèle aux enseignements du bouddhisme, celui qui considère « la perception du bonheur comme un but à notre portée » nous encourage, pour l´atteindre, à le cultiver, « car il profitera alors non seulement à soi-même, mais aussi à la famille, à la collectivité et à la société au sens large ».
    Soucieux de se rapprocher au plus près des réalités de ce monde troublé, il observe que nos ressemblances l´emportent sur nos différences et nous propose non seulement de méditer sur notre condition d´animaux sociaux, notre interdépendance et nos aspirations fondamentales - le bonheur, l´amour et le refus de la souffrance - , mais aussi de les prendre en compte.
    Loin des spéculations exclusivement religieuses ou idéologiques, pragmatique, en phase avec son temps et respectueux des peuples et de leurs traditions culturelles, il ne manque jamais d´étayer sa pensée à l´histoire, la science et la sociologie.
    Quelques mois après la décision d´abandonner ses fonctions de chef du gouvernement tibétain en exil, que le Dalaï-Lama a prise, la publication de ce livre nous permet de recueillir et de mettre à profit les fruits de ses dernières réflexions.

  • Following the massive success of The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler now bring their bestselling message to our working lives.

    Of the many Dalai Lama titles on sale, The Art of Happiness - written with western psychiatrist Howard Cutler - is by far the biggest bestseller of them all. A huge international success, it has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, with nearly 300,000 of these in the UK alone. Now, this inspirational new book brings the successful East-meets-West pairing together again to provide a practical application of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual values to the world of work.

    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.

  • In this unique and important book, and now celebrating its 10th year, 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 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.

  • How can we expect to find happiness and meaning in our lives when the modern world seems like such a truly unhappy place?The Art of Happiness has become the classic guide to the Dalai Lama's enlightened approach to living. In this inspirational new volume, the unique collaboration between the Dalai Lama and the highly respected scholar Howard Cutler returns with a practical application of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual values to the stressful and demanding world we all live in today.With the Dalai Lama's trademark warmth and humour and Cutler's penetrating mind, the result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times.

  • Blending common sense and modern psychiatry, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World applies Buddhist tradition to twenty-first-century struggles in a relevant way. The result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times.
    How can we expect to find happiness and meaning in our lives when the modern world seems such an unhappy place?
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama has suffered enormously throughout his life, yet he always seems to be smiling and serene. How does he do it? In The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, Dr. Cutler walks readers through the Dalai Lama's philosophy on how to achieve peace of mind and come to terms with life's inherent suffering. Together, the two examine the roots of many of the problems facing the world and show us how we can approach these calamities in a way that alleviates suffering, and helps us along in our personal quests to be happy. Through stories, meditations, and in-depth conversations, the Dalai Lama teaches readers to identify the cultural influences and ways of thinking that lead to personal unhappiness, making sense of the hardships we face personally, as well as the afflictions suffered by others.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • In this unique and important book, and now celebrating its 10th year, 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 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 essence of the iconic book The Art of Happiness distilled into a beautiful new format.
    The Dalai Lama inspired millions around the world with his wisdom and compassion in The Art of Happiness. Now, in The Essence of Happiness, moving insights from His Holiness are gathered in an elegantly designed keepsake book that makes for a handy and accessible medium for that wisdom.
    Offering sage advice on defeating day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, and other emotions that get in the way of true happiness, the pages of The Essence of Happiness contain transforming reflections on how to overcome suffering and obstacles to create a fulfilled, joyous life.
    With its new package, ideal for taking anywhere, The Essence of Happiness is poised to become the handbook for living.

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