The Dalai Lama's Cat

The Dalai Lama's Cat

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 16mm | 269g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1781800561
  • 9781781800560
  • 11,521

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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
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About David Michie

David Michie is the bestselling author of Buddhism for Busy People, Hurry Up and Meditate and Enlightenment to Go. All have been published internationally and are being translated into many languages. He has also written four thrillers, most recently The Magician of Lhasa, to bring the profoundly life-enhancing perspectives of Tibetan Buddhism to a wider audience of fiction readers. David was born in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, educated at Rhodes University, South Africa, and lived in London for ten years. He is married and is based in Perth, Australia.
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Rating details

12,802 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 44% (5,627)
4 35% (4,448)
3 15% (1,940)
2 4% (508)
1 2% (279)

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This story is more than the story of a cat. It makes you think about life and the decisions you make. It has some great lines with a deeper meaning, and I really like that about this book. Told trough the eyes of the cat, it gives this book a humorous twist that it more
by Inne Van Houdt
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