The Art of Happiness at Work

  • by The Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler
  • Narrated by Howard Cutler, B.D. Wong
  • 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Great Story, terrible story teller! the words of the Dali Lama are timeless, precious, and amazing. But the narrator is so monotone, so without any emotion and such a terrible narrator, that it was very difficult to make it through the irritating commentary. This surprises me, as the narrator actually wrote the book. But clearly, he should have paid someone else to read the material, as he doesn't do his work justice in the least. I found his voice and complete lack of intonation and particular enunciation very distracting.
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- Suzanne

Message is COMPLETELY lost

As an audio book, this is terrible. The message of the material is great but the author made a horrible mistake by reading it himself. His dry, passionless, delivery taxes even the most devoted fan of Buddhism. In contrast, the actor they chose as the voice of the Dalai Lama is completely over the top campy and cheesy. He honestly sounds like one of the voice-overs from the old kung fu movies of the 70's. The result is a completely disjointed, unauthentic presentation that either puts the reader to sleep or turns them off because of the awful, somewhat insulting caricature of an Asian accent.

I respect the Dalai Lama immensely and have enjoyed previous titles in print. I had to turn this one off half way through because of the terrible choices made in this audio format.

Don't waste your time or money on this title.
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- Benjamin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2003
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio