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Read the Prologue and Chapter One of ‘The Power of Meow’

Prologue I am ashamed to have to begin this book with a confession. A revelation so embarrassing I’d much rather not be making it.


Posted on: May 19, 2015

Suffer from mental fleas when you meditate? 5 points to encourage you from The Dalai Lama’s Cat.

In my new book, The Power of Meow, the Dalai Lama’s Cat begins with an embarrassing confession: "Living with the Dalai Lama, surrounded by monks at Namgyal Monastery, and constantly encountering the most revered meditation masters in Tibetan Buddhism, one would assume that among my many admirable qualities I am an accomplished meditator.


Posted on: May 12, 2015

Pets as partners on our spiritual journey – Buddhist wisdom

Buddhism is well-known as a tradition of inner transformation.  But great practitioners down the ages have also emphasized that freeing ourselves from suffering depends on others.  Progress in our inner development goes hand and hand with our outward behaviour.  It is no coincidence that of the six perfections taught by Buddha, we practise the first three – generosity, ethics and patience – mainly in relation to others, and the latter three – joyous perseverance, concentration and wisdom – mainly in relation to ourselves.


Posted on: May 5, 2015

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