The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Audiobook, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama Play Audiobook Sample

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Audiobook

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Read By: Peter Francis James, François Chau, Douglas Carlton Abrams Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780735207165

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

119

Longest Chapter Length:

08:56 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

22 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

05:08 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

37

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Publisher Description

Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.   The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: their own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their eighties, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others. Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and humor how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life. Narration Credits: Douglas Carlton Abrams, read by the author Dalai Lama, read by Francois Chau Desmond Tutu, read by Peter Francis James

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"This is a book I started early on in the Pandemic. I thought it would lift my spirits. It was enjoyable and it had some sweet stories to the two gentlemen. "

— KNewbs (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “A bright spot of hope and love in this world.”

    — Sir Richard Branson, business magnate, investor and philanthropist
  • “The question may be timeless, but their answer has urgent significance.”

    — Time
  • “This sparkling, wise, and immediately useful gift to readers from two remarkable spiritual masters offers hope that joy is possible for everyone even in the most difficult circumstances, and describes a clear path for attaining it.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Douglas Abrams is both an excellent author and interviewer who knows how to present a question most effectively and how to relay the answers of these widely respected spiritual leaders clearly and informatively. All three voices are differentiated beautifully, with Francois Chau channeling the Dalai Lama’s peacefulness and Peter Francis James providing a judicious tone to represent Desmond Tutu…The narration makes listeners feel like they’re in the same room as these wise men, welcomed and at peace. The pillars of joy are clearly outlined and explained.”

    — AudioFile

Awards

  • A New York Times Bestseller

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    " A friend recommended this and she was right. It was at a point in my life that I needed this story and to learn about these two incredible individuals. "

    — Cheryl, 2/21/2018

About the Authors

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born in 1935 to a peasant family in northeastern Tibet and was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor. As the world’s foremost Buddhist leader, he travels extensively, speaking eloquently in favor of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment, and world peace. He is the author of over seventy books and has received a number of awards, honorary doctorates, and other accolades for his work.

Desmond Mpilo Tutu (1931-2021) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. In 1986 he was elected archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in South Africa. In 1994, after the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela, Tutu was appointed as chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate apartheid-era crimes. His policy of forgiveness and reconciliation has become an international example of conflict resolution and a trusted method of postconflict reconstruction. He is currently the chair of the Elders, where he gives vocal defense of human rights and campaigns for the oppressed.

Douglas Carlton Abrams is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

About the Narrators

Peter Francis James is an accomplished actor on both the stage and the screen. His theater credits include roles in On Golden Pond, Much Ado about Nothing, and August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. His many film and television credits include Jahfree Neema in Oz, Raymond Parks in The Rosa Parks Story, Joe Gould’s Secret, The Guiding Light, Law & Order: SVU, and Third Watch. James’ audiobook narration has won him nine AudioFile Earphones Awards.

François Chau is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.