This World Happiness Day, listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jay Shetty, Tim Sharp for the ultimate guide to happiness on


The definition of happiness fundamentally changed over the past two years. Confinements in homes amidst the ongoing pandemic made us relish the smaller things in life. Activities like cooking, listening to our favourite podcasts, inventing new hobbies and more gave us the same joy as other worldly things. 

As we are ready to celebrate World Happiness Day on March 20th, Audible has curated a list of 10 audiobooks that help you understand and enjoy the simple steps towards happiness. 

Sit back. Tune in. Smile 🙂 

1. Happy Mind, Happy Life – 10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Day 

Written and narrated by Dr Rangan Chatterjee 

In this audiobook, Dr Rangan shows how making small changes to our mindset is the secret to feeling both happier and healthier. The 10 tools mentioned in this audiobook will help one reconnect with themselves, feel more fulfilled, and discover happiness. 

2. Dharma Artha Kama Moksha – 40 Insights for Happiness 

Written by Devdutt Pattanaik and narrated by Abhishek Sharma. 

In Dharma Artha Kama Moksha, Devdutt Pattanaik uses his unique understanding of mythology to provide an accessible and lucid guide to the Hindu way of thinking, with short essays that are crisp expositions of important concepts. 

3. Habits for Happiness – 10 Daily Steps for Living Your Happiest Life 

Written by Dr Tim Sharp, translated by Tathagata Mandal, and narrated by Sammer Goswami 

This audiobook is a positive, step-by-step guide on the building blocks for personal happiness by Dr Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy). Through 10 daily habits, this series provides the learnings and practical strategies for creating a happier life. 

4. The Psychology of Happiness 

Written and narrated by Jaime Kurtz 

Professor Jaime Kurtz outlines the physical and emotional benefits that a boost in happiness can bring you. It includes science-based strategies which can help you create more joy in your everyday life. As you examine the effect of both the tools and challenges to being happy, including mindfulness, exercise, nature, social media, money, and more, you’ll gain practical knowledge – useful things that you can start practising in your life immediately. 

5. The Science of Happiness – The Six Principles of a Happy Life and the Seven Strategies for Achieving It 

Written by Brendan Kelly and narrated by Sam O’Mahony 

Professor Kelly examines the global research that reveals current trends in happiness and then explains the six overarching principles of a happy life and seven strategies for achieving it. The various strategies outlined in this audiobook combine research evidence with scientific, psychological and even spiritual advice to chart a happier path through our complex world. 

6. Think Like a Monk – The Secret of How to Harness the Power of Positivity and Be Happy Now 

Written and narrated by Jay Shetty. 

Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits and access the calm and purpose within us. 

7. Genuine Happiness – Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment 

Written by B. Alan Wallace, His Holiness the Dalai Lama – foreword and narrated by Basil Sands 

Drawing on more than three decades of study under His Holiness the Dalai Lama and 60 other teachers, as well as 2,500 years of the Buddhist tradition, Alan Wallace guides you step by step through five simple yet powerful meditations to help you focus your mind and open your heart to true happiness. 

8. Ikigai – The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life 

Written by Héctor García, Francesc Miralles and narrated by Naoko Mori 

Ikigai explains how you can live a longer and happier life by having a purpose, eating healthy, and not retiring. 

9. The Joy of Living – Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness 

Written by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Eric Swanson and narrated by Eric Swanson, Jason Scott Campbell 

World-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind the practice of meditation. With an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity, he weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will forever change the way we understand the human experience. 

10. The Courage to Be Disliked – How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness 

Written by Fumitake Koga, Ichiro Kishimi and narrated by Adrian Mulraney 

The Courage to Be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and most authentic self, change your future and find lasting happiness. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th-century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our future – free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts, and the expectations of others.