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The Book of Joy

By: Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu
Narrated by: Douglas Carlton Abrams,Francois Chau,Peter Francis James
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Two spiritual giants. Seven days. One timeless question.

'The ultimate source of happiness is within us.' (Dalai Lama)

'We grow in kindness when our kindness is tested.' (Desmond Tutu)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama have been friends for many, many years. Between them, they have endured exile, violence and oppression. And in the face of these hardships, they have continued to radiate compassion, humour and, above all, joy.

To celebrate His Holiness's 80th birthday, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala. The two men spent a week discussing a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of suffering?

This book is a gift from two of the most important spiritual figures of our time. Full of love, warmth and hope, The Book of Joy offers us the chance to experience their journey from first embrace to final goodbye.

©2016 Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Sensational, Moving, Inspirational!

I recommend this book to every human being on the planet.
Douglas Abrams and the whole team have done a truly excellent job of bringing this book to the world.
I laughed; I cried; I was humbled and I prayed along with these two most ordinary ( in their eyes ) yet extraordinary men. Their sheer humanity makes this book an invaluable gift to the world. There is no secret formula here, just simply the absolute living belief in triumph over adversity, goodness in the midst of suffering, and complete faith in the potential for a compassionate human race to the benefit of all on the planet. We can all do this. Thank you for this book and the several guided meditations at the end.

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Great book full of wisdom

Very nice to listen these two amazing figures sharing their stories, practise tips and wisdom. A book I want to send Vladimir Putin for xmas and everyone else on this planet :) Truly inspiring and great meditations at the end

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Amazing book

What a truly wonderful book . I will be definitely listening to it again. And highly recommend this to anyone.

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A great read

A lovely book written with love, laughter and one that teaches as well as gives you joy

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Just beautiful 😍

Listening to these 2 incredibly beautiful souls sharing their profound wisdom on the attainment if joy both in our own and the lives of all sentient being is just magical ✨️

I love the fact that they both come from different religions and unite in their deep belief that we are all the same and that all any of us want is happiness 😊 and that Compassion and love as well as the other pillars discussed provide this for each and every one of us ❤️

I am full of gratitude 🙏 Thank you!

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A really powerful book and a powerful audio experience

The book is excellent and the thoughts captured in it universal and eternal. Although the performance of two main readers is great and authentic, it takes some time at the beginning to get used to the accents and to recognise who is who.

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Committed to living joy

I’ve just completed listening to this book on joy with a renewed way to live life. I’ve learned so much to learn from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama and Douglas C Abrams.

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This one is a keeper, revisit and practice…

I loved this book, it was beautifully written and read and the words are a lifetime of practice. I hope you find as much joy in this book as I have done. I will revisit this when I feel the need to do so. X

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An amazing book

I simply loved the book and believe it is a must have for every home. It's wisdom and gentle reminder that (after all) we are all human is incredible.

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The book that actually made smile to strangers

If you're looking for spirit grouth, this is the book for you!
Preformed as a conversation between three people, it's easy to understand who is who and feel like you are in the room with them.
It moved me to tears and tought me from the experiences of these great man.
The narrator/interviewer poses difficult questions and shares his personal experiences, doesn't leave a stone unturned and really capturs the dynamic of the situation.
As I listened to it I felt elevated and found myself smiling to people I don't know on the street.
Truly a life-changing book that I'll definitely revisit.
I was exhausted before I read this book and I'm exited now

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A unified guide to Joy from two incredible leaders!

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in leading a balanced life, aware of their emotions and longing for more equanimity, peace and happiness.

The dialogues between these two leaders encapsulate the wisdom of their religions in a digestible and light format.