How a book on Buddhist approach to happiness taught actor to forgive, and to put herself in others’ shoes

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living (1998), the best known book by the 14th Dalai Lama, written with psychologist Howard Cutler, argues that humans naturally seek happiness, that happiness comes from within rather than from external circumstances, and that it is therefore available to everyone.Karrie Tan Hui-lei, a leading actor with the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, a director and a playwright, tells Richard Lord how it influenced her life.I read it 20 years ago, I guess. At that time I…

How a book on Buddhist approach to happiness taught actor to forgive, and to put herself in others’ shoes
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living (1998), the best known book by the 14th Dalai Lama, written with psychologist Howard Cutler, argues that humans naturally seek happiness, that happiness comes from within rather than from external circumstances, and that it is therefore available to everyone.Karrie Tan Hui-lei, a leading actor with the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, a director and a playwright, tells Richard Lord how it influenced her life.I read it 20 years ago, I guess. At that time I…