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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (828 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler Narrator: Howard C. Cutler, B. D. Wong Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For the first time since The Art of Happiness, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has teamed up with psychiatrist Howard Cutler to continue the discussion about what makes life meaningful.

In conversations with the Dalai Lama over the past several years, Howard Cutler has asked the questions we all want answered about how to find happiness in the place we spend most of our time -- work. Beginning with the basic need to find satisfaction in our careers, Dr. Cutler questions His Holiness about the nature of work. In psychiatry and according to the Dalai Lama, our motivation for working determines our level of satisfaction. The Art of Happiness at Work explores these three levels of focus:

• Survival: focus on salary, stability, food and clothing • Career: focus on advancement • Calling: focus on work as a higher purpose

Dr. Cutler probes the Dalai Lama's wisdom by posing these questions: What is the relationship between self-awareness and work? How does lack of freedom at work affect our levels of happiness? How can we deal with boredom or lack of challenge? Job change and unemployment? How much of our misery comes from our identity being tied up with work?

Dr. Cutler walks us through the Dalai Lama's reasoning so that we may know how to apply his wisdom to daily life. The Art of Happiness at Work is an invaluable source of strength and peace for anyone who earns a living. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Always intriguing, even funny, and mostly calming. You just might be surprised at how your perspective changes as you read this book.” 

    USA Today

  • “Provides comfort for us working stiffs.” 


  • “Strategies for 9-to-5 joy.” 


  • “What may be most moving is this: if the Dalai Lama is right, and if people do as he suggests—if they learn to see themselves impartially and to analyze their work in light of how many people it touches—they will begin to see, whether they are picking oranges or writing a novel, that the highest purpose of work and indeed of life, is the helping of others.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “For the Dalai Lama, basic human values such as kindness, tolerance, compassion, honesty, and forgiveness are the source of human happiness. Throughout the book, he illustrates with clear examples how bringing those qualities to bear on work-related challenges can help us tolerate or overcome the most thorny situations. Recognizing that not all problems can be solved, the Dalai Lama provides very sound advice. The authors urge balance and self-awareness and wisely state, ‘No matter how satisfying our work is, it is a mistake to rely on work as our only source of satisfaction.’” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rick | 2/5/2014

    " Read this one after reading the first. It isn't as good, but it was still worth reading. I think "The Art . . . in a Troubled World" might have more potential. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mo | 2/2/2014

    " This book kept me from killing my boss at the time. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is anyone's guess... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Oh Ana | 1/26/2014

    " simply enjoy and think about it . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ellee | 1/10/2014

    " I am listening to this book as a book-on-tape and am finding it helpful. Hopefully I will be able to practice some analytical meditation to help me deal with certain coworker/s I tend to dislike. I am also hoping that this technique will allow me to put some of my other worries to rest. I suppose time will tell, but I'd definitely recommend it! It's 6 hours, unabridged, on audio so it'd probably be quicker if you were just reading it as a regular book. "

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