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

The Dalai Lama's Cat

A Novel

Paperback Published: 30th January 2013
ISBN: 9781401940584
Number Of Pages: 230

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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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Thoughtful

5

I too, am a avid cat lover and reader. An excellent way to ' marry' the two in this book. Also gives aspects to reflect t on my own life and attitudes.

Engand

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A beautiful read written by a man who really knows cats.

5

HHC or Rimpoche was the recipient of good karma when she was rescued by members of the Dalai Lama's staff as a very young kitten. Her life became one of learning, and love as she became a very important member of the Dalai Lama's household. Can't wait to read the Dalai Lama's cat and the art of purring.

Victoria Aus.

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Loved it

5

Loved the story, the characters and the subtle messages throughout.

QLD, Australia

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A very good read

5

A book that provides a tale of thoughtful reminders of how to live a happy life.

Warnbro Beach, Western Australia

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Such a beautiful read!

5

This book is what makes you smile, laugh and cry all at once! I'm so glad that I was recommended this book by a friend. The way it is written is so unique and engaging!

Byron Bay, Australia

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Surprising

4

I had always wondered what it would be like to be close to such a busy and interesting person as the Dali Lama? This book provides a unique perspective into the goings on, of his household. David Michie again illustrates his understanding of Buddhist teachings, by subtly weaving in insights and examples of Buddhist wisdom into what appears at first to be a simple story. An enjoyable and easy read.

Newcastle, NSW

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The intimacy of Dalai Lama's household

5

It is cat eye vision of the his Holiness house hold. The captures images McLeod Ganj and changes since I visited this location in 1973. The book validates the basic principles of Buddhism.

queensland Australia

Loved the book and will re read it.

4

Lovely book great characters and an interesting insight into another culture.

Carnarvon

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Delightful book for cat lovers

4

Service and delivery is very good. Books always arrive well packed and in excellent condition.

Perth, WA

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I'm a cat lover - enough said.

4

Light hearted,warm and funny. Gave interesting insight to the Dalai Lama's world.

Wheatbelt West Australia

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The Dalai Lama's Cat

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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: 230
Published: 30th January 2013
Publisher: Hay House Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1