My sister gifted me with a charming little book entitled The Dalai Lama’s Cat, a seemingly simple story with meaningful ideas. The author, David Michie, writes predominantly about Buddhism in both non-fiction and fiction formats.
In this slim fiction volume, one reads about a rescued stray kitten that ends up in the household of the Dalai Lama. The cat known by many names, Mousie-Tung, Rinpoche, Snow Lion and HHC (His Holiness’ Cat) encounters people who have important life lessons to learn, thereby also informing the life of the Dalai Lama’s lucky feline.
Michie also leads “Mindful Safaris” to his native Africa where voyagers are encouraged to discover both inner and outer places of beauty through travel and meditation.
His web site features well-written blog posts and free guided meditation sessions.