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.

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Why meditating affects you physically

Meditation has so many physical benefits that even Homer Simpson would be keen to benefit from them, if only he could get off the sofa.


Posted on: Nov 22, 2014

The Benefits of Mindful Safari in Africa

  A recent study conducted by Harvard University Psychology Department showed that 47% of the time we are not thinking about what they are doing.  Instead we are in what neuro-scientists call a ‘narrative state’ – i.e.


Posted on: Nov 14, 2014

Try this fascinating tool to check your own subconscious beliefs

Here’s a fascinating exercise to try out this weekend. I recently blogged about the challenges we face when our conscious goals are sabotaged by our subconscious minds (http://davidmichie.com/blog/2014/11/01/is-your-subconscious-mind-sabotaging-your-conscious-goals/) Part of our dilemma, when we’re unable to follow through with an objective we have consciously set ourselves – whether it is to start to meditate; to eat more healthily; to curb an  unwanted habit, and so on – is that we don’t actually know if our subconscious mind is the problem, for the very reason that it is subconscious.


Posted on: Nov 8, 2014

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