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The Dalai Lama's Cat : A Novel - David Michie

The Dalai Lama's Cat

A Novel

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Published: 30th January 2013
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''Oh! How adorable! I didn't know you had a car!' she exclaimed. I am always surprised how many people make this observation. Why should His Holiness not have a cat? 'If only she could speak,' continued the actress. I'm sure she'd have such wisdom to share.' And so the seed was planted . . . I began to think that perhaps the time has come for me to write a book of my own-a book that would convey some of the wisdom I've learned sitting not at the feet of the Dalai Lama but even closer, on his lap. A book that would tell my own tale . . . how I was rescued from a fate too grisly to contemplate to become the constant companion of a man who is not only own of the world's greatest spiritual leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate but also a dab hand with a can opener.'

Starving and pitiful, a mud-smeared kitten is rescued from the slums of New Delhi and transported to a life she could have never imagined. In a beautiful sanctuary overlooking the snow-capped Himalayas, she begins her new life as the Dalai Lama's cat.
Warmhearted, irreverent and wise, this cat of many names opens a window to the inner sanctum of life in Dharamsala. A tiny spy observing the constant flow of private meetings between His Holiness and everyone from Hollywood celebrities to philanthropists to self-help authors, the Dalai Lama's cat provides us with insights on how to find happiness and meaning in a busy, materialistic world. Her story will put a smile on the face of anyone who has been blessed by the kneading paws and bountiful purring of a cat.

'What a joy to spend some intimate time with the Dalai Lama glimpsed through the devoted eyes of his adventurous cat, Mousie-tung. This charming and highly entertaining book will cheer you up and warm your heart. Curl up with The Dalai lama's Cat.' Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader

'This enchanting story is a rare treat. I highly recommend it!' Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of Conscious Loving and The First Rule of Ten

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    5.0

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    By Gilly

    from Sydney

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    • Engaging Characters
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      Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

      A beautiful and engaging introduction to the world of buddhism. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have passed it on to my mother and sister to read. My mother thought it was wonderful too! I am so inspired that I have booked a short holiday to see the Dalai Lama at Uluru in June! :-)

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      5.0

      Awesome

      By Kprobbo66

      from Apple tree creek, Qld

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          This book had a lesson to learn in every chapter, was cleverly written and a book I will read more than once. Loved it. Members of the family read it and enjoyed it as well

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          5.0

          Totally magical

          By Enchanted Angel

          from Melbourne AU

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            Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

            So entailing, found it extremely hard to put the book down. Able to place self in the position so eah character. Fantastic insights and things to think about. Inpiring.

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            5.0

            Didn't want it to end.

            By thandy

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              Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

              Wonderful uplifting reading.

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              4.0

              Surprisingly good read

              By Fifi

              from Sydney

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                Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

                A light hearted look at the world of the Dalai lama through the eyes of his cat. Easy reading for a holiday, and gives you just enough to think about, with a smattering of budhist doctrine. Cleverly written.

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                5.0

                Enjoyable & informative

                By alla

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                    A lovely book to read, with some valuable insight for everyone. Interesting to read life from the Cat's perspective too! A most relaxing and enjoyable read.

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                    "What a joy to spend some intimate time with the Dalai Lama glimpsed through the devoted eyes of his adventurous cat, Mousie-Tung. This charming and highly entertaining book will cheer you up and warm your heart. Curl up with The Dalai Lama's Cat." -- Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader "This enchanting story is a rare treat. I highly recommend it!" -- Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of Conscious Loving and The First Rule of Ten

                    ISBN: 9781401940584
                    ISBN-10: 1401940587
                    Audience: General
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 217
                    Published: 30th January 2013
                    Country of Publication: US
                    Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.5  x 1.8
                    Weight (kg): 0.27
                    Edition Number: 1