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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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  • 03-21-22

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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  • Leo'sMa
  • 06-28-22

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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  • 06-08-22

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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  • 05-23-22

Amazing

I have enjoyed this audio book immensely. Light hearted, profound and has helped me put things into perspective. I hope to grow and be the best version of myself that is possible . Heading the words of two great men . Thank you so much….

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  • Elaine Roche
  • 05-08-22

Inspiring Read

I loved this book. It is thought-provoking with plenty of wisdom and life lessons shared by these visionaries which are applicable to anybody, anywhere. The book starts slow but evolves into an inspirational read with some excellent meditation guides in the last chapter which I will definitely use.

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  • 06-26-22

Just brilliant!

What a book! So much to learn & learn & learn again! I will continue to go back to this book for guidance. Everyone should read this book. The whole human race.

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  • Mark W.
  • 05-31-22

Truly inspirational

Two of the most compassionate people of our age. A sense of calm descends upon you whilst listening.

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  • Trev
  • 03-25-22

Couple Of Legends! Literally Too!

Wow, What A Great Book! Whoever Thought Of This Great Book Deserves The Greatest Karma & She Will Reward All That Are Touched By This Amazing Book, Thank Buddha For It's Existance (sic?) GUARANTEED TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE POSITIVE!