His Holiness the Dali Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams
Essentially, there is only one thing to say here: if you want to experience joy, read this book!
“Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dali Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships – or, as they would say, because of them – they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.”1
On the occasion of the Dali Lama’s eightieth birthday, Archbishop Tutu travelled to Dharamsala, India, the Dali Lama’s home, to discuss the most pertinent of questions: “how do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable sufferings?”.
Author, editor and literary agent, Douglas Abrams, mediated the week-long discussion between these two most wonderful men and brought to the world this inspirational book. The Dali Lama and Archbishop Tutu contemplate the nature of true joy, the obstacles to it and the eight pillars of joy. Along the way we are privy to delightful insights into each man’s sense of humour and compassion.
Here is a link to a short interview of Abrams by Katlego Maboe, one of the hosts of South Africa’s popular Expresso breakfast show: