Summary, Analysis, and Review of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams’s The Book of Joy
by Start Publishing Notes
This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams's The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and a detailed “About the Author” section. The Book of Joy is an account of a meeting between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in early July 2015 in India to celebrate the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday. Tutu and the Dalai Lama engaged in a series of dialogues about the meaning of joy and how to achieve it. The book details their ideas and their friendship. It also discusses scientific research into joy and happiness in order to confirm and expand on the insights of Tutu and the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu had not spent a great deal of time together prior to 2015. However, they had met on a number of occasions, including at gatherings of Nobel Peace Prize winners, and they consider each other friends. They enjoy teasing each other and both have great respect for each other. During the meeting Tutu commented a number of times on the fact that the Dalai Lama was very popular and could fill huge stadiums. He attributed this to the fact that the Dalai Lama's calm and kindness in the face of ongoing Chinese oppression filled people with admiration the world over. The Dalai Lama, for his part, praised Tutu's humor and said in a solemn moment that when he was about to die, Tutu would be in his thoughts.