The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
By Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the violence of oppression, yet remain joyful. 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?
This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented time together.
We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science.
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, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.