About the Book

Cutting-edge science and spirituality tell us that what we believe, think, and feel actually determine the makeup of our body at the cellular level. In Zen and the Art of Happiness, you will learn how to think and feel so that what you think and feel creates happiness and vibrancy in your life rather than gloominess or depression.

You'll learn how to adapt to life's inevitable changes, how to deal with stress in a healthy way, and how to nurture a mindful happiness in your daily life. Most importantly, the gentle wisdom of Zen and the Art of Happiness will show you how to invite magnificent experiences into your life and create a personal philosophy that will sustain you through anything. A timeless work about the art of happiness, the way of happiness, the inner game of happiness. This popular work has been published in more than 20 countries around the world.

About the Author

Chris Prentiss is the cofounder and codirector of the Passages Substance Abuse Treatment Center, located in Malibu, California, and the author of The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure:A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery. He has also written a dozen books on Chinese philosophy and personal growth. He is known worldwide for his interpretations of the I Ching that make this ancient and sometimes difficult-to-understand subject easy to use and apply. Prentiss has led personal empowerment workshops in southern California and has written, produced, and directed a feature film.

About the Reviews

I loved this book! Its small, big print easy to read but gets straight to the point. It just basically explains and helps you understand that NOTHING in the universe is a mistake, and that things happen for a reason. Even though things might be tough at the moment be patient because things are often blessings in disguise.

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This is one of the best books I've ever read. If you are someone going through any stressful events in life this book can be a great first step in a direction where you have a more positive out look on how to handle the grind of life. I've read and re-read this book twice now. Marking out things I've found important to myself personally and helpful to others. Overall an amazing read. Always recommend

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This book had a huge impact on me. Sometimes it comes across as slightly advertising Chris's rehabilitation clinic, but if you ignore that and into his real messages, it is very meaningful. I have since read another book on Happiness that I absolutely love (author is Matthieu Ricard), and I noticed that many points were equivalent between the two books. I find that you have to go into reading this type of book with the understanding that you may not understand how the ways of thinking that are presented can be done in reality, but you have to try and continue to push to change how your mind processes the events and situations in daily life.

The top take-away for me from the book was that no particular situation or occurrence is good or bad; it depends on how you interpret and respond to it.

Product Info

Paperback: 145 pages
Publisher: Power Press; 4.1.2006 edition (June 28, 2006)
Language: English
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 372 customer reviews

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