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The Dalai Lama's Cat - David Michie

Paperback Published: 5th November 2012
ISBN: 9781781800560
Number Of Pages: 232

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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.


Made me laugh out loud


Here is a cat with a sense of humor but behind the laughs a reminder of the simple things in life from the Buddhist philosophy, be kind, generous and a bit less "me"

Clare South Australia


a joy to read


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



Lots of pearls of wisdom


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.

Perth, Western Australia


Truly delightful


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



A delightful adventure


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

Brisbane, AU




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

N.W. tasmania


The Dalai Lama's Cat

5.0 6


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: 5th 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

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