The Book of Joy is a truly heart warming and profound read. The book was created out of a series of conversations between the Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu when they met for a few days in Dharamsala. Their reason for meeting was to honour their friendship and to attempt to clarify and create a path for people to follow to find more joy in life. Both these men have had to face incredibly challenging situations and yet have come through them with a profound state of compassion, kindness and wisdom.

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I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Getting to know these two incredible men who have lived such challenging, impactful and full lives was very inspiring but I also really enjoyed the opportunity of witnessing their playful humour, friendship and deep respect for each other.

The wisdom and insights into the causes of unhappiness and the tools and mindsets that they recoomend to enable us to live happier more fulfilled lives are profound. practical and valuable, so I highly recommend this book.

The Book of Joy can be bought directly from here or from here.


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