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 is a keynote speaker, corporate trainer and coach on mindfulness and meditation.  He has extensive experience presenting to a wide variety of different audiences in several different countries.

In 2015 he established Mindful Safaris, leading groups to Africa - where he was born and brought up – encouraging people to visit unexplored places, outer and inner, through a combination of daily game viewing trips and mindfulness sessions.

David’s blog on mindfulness and related subjects at www.davidmichie.com attracts a global audience of thousands of visitors each week. His recorded guided meditations are used in-flight by Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand.  Free guided sessions are also available on his website.

David welcomes reader contact at:

Website: www.davidmichie.com

Blog: www.davidmichie.com/blog

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/davidmichie


Email: info@organisationalmindfulness.com


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David Michie: My Corgis and Other Animals

As the author of The Dalai Lama’s Cat series, and a clear devotee of all things feline, people sometimes assume that I am a dog-hater.


Posted on: Sep 27, 2016

How to handle the shadow side of goals

In my 20s and 30s I was very keen on goals.  ‘If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there,’ was a premise that made perfect sense to me.  I read books and articles on goals.  I faithfully documented and reviewed my goals.  I was aware that goals should be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound).  I was also aware they should be ‘big and hairy’(i.e.


Posted on: Sep 20, 2016

The Dalai Lama’s Cat is visited by The Queen’s Corgi

Picture the following scene, dear reader.  It is a busy morning at the Himalaya Book Café.  With less than an hour before lunch service, I am sitting on my customary spot on magazine rack, nostrils flaring as I try to identify the delightful aromas wafting from the kitchen, where the Dragpa brothers are working their usual culinary magic.  In my mind a question arises that has challenged all the Greatest Thinkers since the time of the Buddha himself: what is for lunch? I am ruminating on just this when a small dog appears at the front door.  He is looking directly at me.  Being a feline of considerable beauty and fame - the very reason, in fact, that many tourists beat a pathway to Dharamsala - I am quite used to being the focus of others’ attention.  Though not often a dog’s.


Posted on: Sep 13, 2016

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