When the Dalai Lama’s inner circle is set the task of providing His Holiness with a book that he can give his visitors, an unexpected volunteer stretches out her paws. The book summarises the four key elements of Tibetan Buddhism and, more importantly, communicates how it feels to be in the profoundly reassuring presence of His Holiness. And who better to do this than his much-loved feline?
Through encounters with celebrity visitors and her own intriguing adventures, the Dalai Lama’s Cat explains the four key themes not so much as ideas but as practices to be embodied. Along the way she even gets a new title: Therapy Cat.
If you have ever sought a summary of Tibetan Buddhist wisdom, albeit, from an unusual and whiskery source, The Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Four Paws of Spiritual Success is just the book to get you purring!
David Michie is the author of The Dalai Lama’s Cat series of novels, as well as non-fiction titles including Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate, Hurry Up and Meditate, Buddhism for Busy People and Buddhism for Pet Lovers. His books are available in 26 languages in over 40 different countries.