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The Dalai Lama's Cat - David Michie

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Published: 1st November 2012
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'In the months that followed I watched His Holiness working on a new book...I began to think that perhaps the time had come for me to turn my paws to a book of my own ...one that tells my own tale ...How I was rescued from a fate too grisly to contemplate, to become constant companion to a man who is not only one of the world's greatest spiritual leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, but who is also a dab hand with the can opener.'

Not so much fly-on-the-wall as cat-on-the-sill, this is the warm-hearted tale of a small kitten rescued from the slums of New Delhi who finds herself in a beautiful sanctuary with sweeping views of the snow-capped Himalayas. In her exotic new home, the Dalai Lama's cat encounters Hollywood stars, Buddhist masters, Ivy-league professors, famous philanthropists, and a host of other people who come visiting His Holiness.

Each encounter offers a fresh insight into finding happiness and meaning in the midst of a life of busy-ness and challenge. Drawing us into her world with her adorable but all-too-flawed personality, the Dalai Lama's cat discovers how instead of trying to change the world, changing the way we experience the world is the key to true contentment. Featuring a delightful cast of characters, timeless Buddhist wisdom, and His Holiness's compassion pervading every chapter, The Dalai Lama's Cat is simply enchanting.

About the Author

David Michie is a corporate communications consultant, published novelist and Buddhist practitioner who works in both Australia and the UK.

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    Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

    A wonderful story that gives insight into living life with Buddhist guidlines, as told by an engaging feline, who just wins your heart...

     
    5.0

    Lots of pearls of wisdom

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      Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

      This is a lovely little book that makes you think. I'm not a cat person, but I just loved the way it was written by a cat.

       
      5.0

      Truly delightful

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        Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

        A really delightful light read with some subtle little"unpreachy" lessons on how to get the most out of your life.

         
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        A delightful adventure

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          Comments about The Dalai Lama's Cat:

          I loved this book. Found it difficult to put down. A wonderful perspective into the ordinary lives of extraordinary people.

           
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            My 'go to' book.
            Bed-time, coffee time or just "me' time.
            Great for animal lovers & those of a spiritual leaning.

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            A truly heartwarming story that'll have you hooked from the first page. Soul & Spirit magazine Whether you are a cat lover or not, this story holds many insights and delightful moments and it is certainly a book I shall read again and again. Paradigm Shift magazine 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: 9781781800560
            ISBN-10: 1781800561
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 232
            Published: 1st November 2012
            Publisher: Hay House UK Ltd
            Country of Publication: GB
            Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 13.0  x 1.9
            Weight (kg): 0.26