about David Michie

David Michie

David Michie is the internationally best-selling author of a number of books about mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism.  These include the non-fiction titles Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate, Hurry Up and Meditate and Buddhism for Busy People, as well as his popular novel series The Dalai Lama’s Cat. His books are available in 25 languages in over 30 different countries.

David has been delivering mindfulness and meditation seminars to a diverse range of audiences for the past five years.  These include participating in ongoing programs under the auspices of the Australian Institute of Management – University of Western Australia Business School, Executive Education, as well as for a wide range of private, public and not-for-profit organisations including Bankwest, Ernst and Young, Woodside, Wesfarmers, Leading Edge Books, Heart Foundation, Cancer Support Association, Rotary, Medicare, Department of Health and the Tibetan Buddhist Society.

David has been a keynote speaker at a number of national conferences including the Happiness & Its Causes Conference  in Sydney and Australian Meditation Conference in Melbourne.  He has also been commissioned to contribute to a variety of major newspapers and magazines such as The Times of India – the world’s largest English language newspaper, The Daily Telegraph (UK), USA Today, The Australian and a very wide variety of other traditional and digital publications. 

David’s blog on mindfulness and related subjects at www.davidmichie.com  attracts a global audience of thousands of visitors each week.  He has recorded guided meditations used in-flight by Air New Zealand, some of which are also available as free downloads from his website.

David was born in Zimbabwe, educated at Rhodes University, South Africa, and lived in London for ten years. A student of the Tibetan Buddhist Society, his teachers are Les Sheehy, Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden and Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. He is married and currently lives in Perth, Western Australia.

Discover David Michie's BlogRSS Feed
The Dalai Lama’s Cat Movie – Exciting Update!

Following on my June update about The Dalai Lama’s Cat movie (http://davidmichie.com/blog/2015/06/27/exciting-news-the-dalai-lamas-cat-movie/) I am very happy to let everyone know that a screenplay has now been delivered – and it is terrific! You can probably imagine the trepidation a novelist feels handing over work to a screenplay writer to turn into a movie script: what if the characters in the movie come out bearing little resemblance to the ones you created? What if the themes so important to the book are glossed over or ignored? We’ve all been to see movies of books that we love - and have come away disappointed.


Posted on: Oct 6, 2015

The power of words on Mindful Safari

  Most of us can remember a few words that were spoken to us at a pivotal moment in our life which had a powerful impact.  The person saying the words may - or may not - have been important to us.  But whatever they communicated struck us with such compelling clarity that it made us see things in a different light.  Perhaps it became the catalyst for change.


Posted on: Sep 22, 2015

How West and East have converged in understanding the mind

Having moved from the Renaissance idea of mind as soul, through the materialist notion of mind as brain, Western scientists are now deepening their understanding of mind as a flow of energy, capable of consciousness and cognition.


Posted on: Sep 15, 2015

Watch and Listen to David MichieRSS Feed

See more videos at www.youtube.com/user/dnmichie