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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

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