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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

How can you say the same thing for 5 hours

This is per exploitation of people who want a little more spirtual advice from his holiness. It covers same thing over and over again; while the author gives back up data from other psycholgist and socialolgist. Here is the whole gist of the book if you don't like your job either find another, think of something else while you are working, or suffer. I never been dissappointed in the Dali Lama's books. I am sure he had nothing to do with this as the author states in the beginning of the book.

Stick to the Art of Happiness
Or the Power of Now both great books
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- Jonathan


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

Book Details

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