The Art of Happiness  
Author Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler
Language English
Genre(s) Philosophy
Publisher Mobius, Easton Press
Publication date 1998
Media type Print
ISBN 1-57322-111-2
Dewey Decimal 294.3/444 21
LC Classification BQ7935.B774 A78 1998

The Art of Happiness (Riverhead, 1998, ISBN 1-57322-111-2) is a book by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, a psychiatrist who posed questions to the Dalai Lama. Cutler quotes the Dalai Lama at length, providing context and describing some details of the settings in which the interviews took place, as well as adding his own reflections on issues raised.

The book explores training the human outlook that alters perception. The concepts that the purpose of life is happiness, that happiness is determined more by the state of one’s mind than by one’s external conditions, circumstances, or events—at least once one’s basic survival needs are met and that happiness can be achieved through the systematic training of our hearts and minds, through reshaping our attitudes and outlook and that happiness is in our own hands.

Other editions

Easton Press recently published a leather-bound edition.

Other books by the Dalai Lama

  • A sequel, The Art of Happiness at Work, was published in 2003 by Riverhead Press (ISBN 1-57322-261-5), also with Howard Cutler.
  • Ethics for the New Millennium (1999). Riverhead Press. (ISBN 1-57322-025-6).
  • An Open Heart, edited by Nicholas Vreeland. Back Bay Books. (ISBN 0-316-98979-7).

For other books, see Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama: Other writings

External links

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