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Growing Bolder: Author Douglas Abrams; 96-Year-Old Swimmer John Corse; Jon Anderson of Yes

Growing Bolder

When times are tumultuous, wouldn’t it be something to be able to turn to two of the brightest minds ever for some much needed wisdom? Author Douglas Abrams actually got to do that. He sat down right between Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and his holiness, the Dalai Lama, and moderated a conversation that celebrates joy.

51mins

14 Feb 2021

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Growing Bolder: Douglas Abrams; John Corse; Jon Anderson

Growing Bolder

When times are tumultuous, wouldn't it be something to be able to turn to two of the brightest minds ever for some much needed wisdom? Author Douglas Abrams actually got to do that. He sat down between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama and moderated a conversation that generated so many eye-opening lessons, Abrams even wrote a book about it.

50mins

18 Oct 2020

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Douglas Abrams - Book of Joy

98.5 WYTX Rock Hill

In April 2015, Archbishop Desmond Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others.

9mins

27 Jun 2020

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Douglas Abrams - Book of Joy

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In April 2015, Archbishop Desmond Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others.

9mins

27 Jun 2020

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Douglas Abrams is an author, editor, and literary agent. He speaks to Janeane about The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

KUCI: Get the Funk Out

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World is a book by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu published in 2016 by Cornerstone Publishers. In this nonfiction, the authors discuss the challenges of living a joyful life.

19 Jun 2020

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The Book of Joy by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams

Book Academy Podcast

This is a short book podcast on the take away lessons on The Book of Joy by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. How do we find lasting joy in a changing world?

12mins

17 Jun 2020

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Ep82 - Choose Joy: Douglas Abrams

Which Way is Life

How to use the Book Of Joy Journal, a companion piece to The Book of Joy with author Doug Abrams.What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The one thing you can do today to make your life better. How to use The Book of Joy Journal. The eight pillars of joy. Why you should set your intention for the day. His favorite tip for happiness. How we can show more compassion for one another. More from The Book of Joy Journal. Connect with Doug Supercharge your brain and reverse memory loss, pick up a copy of Memory Rescue today. - sponsorShare the Show! If you enjoyed this show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help us tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show. Sponsor:Supercharge your brain and reverse memory loss, pick up a copy of Memory Rescue today.

15 Nov 2017

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Douglas Abrams: Journey to Joy

North Star Podcast

LISTEN HERE: ITUNES | OVERCAST “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. I felt fear more times than I can remember, but I hid it behind a mask of boldness. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”  Douglas Abrams is the founder of Idea Architects, a book publishing, and media company that works with visionary authors to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have both survived more than fifty years of exile. Both have endured the soul-crushing violence of oppression. And yet despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. Doug recognized this and asked two simple, yet profound questions: How is this possible? And what can we learn from their example to cultivate more joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? In celebration of the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday, Doug traveled to Dharamsala, India, alongside Archbishop Tutu for a five-day conversation on the nature of human happiness and suffering, the two Nobel Peace Prize recipients traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices.  Out of that, came Doug’s new book, The Book of Joy, a New York Times bestseller that probes the very nature of joy itself — the illusions that eclipse it, the obstacles that obscure it, the practices that cultivate it, and the pillars that sustain it.  If you enjoyed this episode, you'll also enjoy the episode with Heather Hartnett, where we talk about eastern philosophies and western ways of living and working.  Links: Book of Joy Idea Architects Dalai Lama Archbishop Desmond Tutu David Perell, Twitter Follow the Podcast Please leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe to the Newsletter

55mins

16 Oct 2017

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Encore Episode: Live a Life of Joy in the Face of Adversity: Douglas Abrams

Which Way is Life

How to live a life of joy in the face of adversity, the eight pillars of joy, and the importance of looking beyond yourself with author Doug Abrams.What You’ll Learn in this Episode: The four fundamentals of human emotions. Setting a daily intention. The eight pillars of joy. How to live a life of joy in the face of adversity. Simple tips for happiness. Insights from The Book of Joy. (try for free on audible using code "whichwayislife") High Five Highlights: With all this joy, Doug, what brings you joy in everyday life? Doing cool stuff with the people I love. If we learn one lesson from this book, what would it be? Look beyond yourself and don’t turn away from the sorrow; embrace it and learn from it. Of the techniques and traditions that these men use what is your favorite? Meditation and self-reflection. Taking the time to go inward, know your own mind and heart. So many shootings, road rage incidents and fights broadcast on Facebook, how can we show more understanding and compassion towards one another? So much of the negative news we see is an aberration; understand that it is the exception. For most people on earth, there is a lot of love and compassion and caring. When we shift that recognition, we can be a part of that tidal wave of compassion and kindness and connect with others and go beyond ourselves. This recent election has made many uneasy. How do we find joy in a time of such uncertainty in America? Have that wider perspective. This is not the be-all and end-all. Get engaged and be purposeful; let’s use this time in our country’s history to make our republic better, to make our society better in a way that helps everyone, and remember our humanity. We all want the same thing... we want more joy and love and happiness despite our different views. Connect with DougShare the Show! If you enjoyed this show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help us tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show. Sponsors: audible.com - get a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/whichwayislifeReal Salt - Is Your Salt Real?

30 Aug 2017

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Idea Architect Douglas Abrams: Cultivating Joy, Collaborating With Spiritual Masters & Elevating Consciousness

The Rich Roll Podcast

“No dark fate determines the future – we do. Each day and each moment, we are able to create and recreate our lives and the very quality of human life on our planet.”His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond TutuNobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have both survived more than fifty years of exile. Both have endured the soul-crushing violence of oppression. And yet despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.How is this possible? And what can we learn from their example to cultivate more joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?To answer this question, in 2015 Douglas Abrams united the two spiritual giants in Dharamsala, India on the occasion of the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday. During the course of what became a rare, five-day conversation on the nature of human happiness and suffering, the two Nobel Peace Prize recipients traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.A beautiful synthesis of this transcendent union, it's no surprise that Abrams' The Book of Joy* became an instant New York Times bestseller. It's a book that deeply humanizes an Archbishop who has never claimed sainthood and a Dalai Lama who considers himself a simple monk. It's a book that transports you deep within the intimate friendship that binds these two incredible souls. And it's a book that vividly probes the very nature of joy itself — the illusions that eclipse it, the obstacles that obscure it, the practices that cultivate it, and the pillars that sustain it.In addition to being a celebrated author, editor and literary agent, Doug is the founder and president of the creative book and media agency Idea Architects, where he works with true visionaries to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world. He is also the co-founder with Pam Omidyar and Bishop Desmond Tutu of HumanJourney.com, a public benefit company working to share life-changing and world-changing ideas. Doug has worked with Desmond Tutu as his co-writer and editor for over a decade, and before founding his own literary agency, he was a senior editor at HarperCollins and also served for nine years as the religion editor at the University of California Press.I wanted to know more about what my Stanford classmate learned spending so much intimate time with two of the planet's most conscious and revered spiritual leaders. What was his biggest takeaway? How did he synthesize their wisdom into such an extraordinary book? And what impact has the experience had on how he lives his life today?This conversation is the result. It's everything I was hoping for, and then some.I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange.Peace + Plants,Listen & Subscribe on iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher |  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 37mins

18 Feb 2017

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