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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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Mindfulness and the Creative Process – Perth Seminar with David Michie!

  Do you often start creative projects but can’t seem to follow them through? Are you frustrated by the results of your creative efforts to date? Do you know you could do more with your creativity but aren’t sure where to start? Would you benefit from a creative kick-start? David Michie is the internationally best-selling author of The Dalai Lama’s Cat series, Why Mindfulness is better than Chocolate, Buddhism for Busy People and other books.  He is also a mindfulness teacher and coach.  In this seminar, David shares the experiences of his own career and provides both the theory as well as practical tools to help you: Get clear about your creative intentions; Understand the importance of authenticity and integrating creativity with your inner values; Create the optimal mental climate to germinate and nurture new ideas; Cultivate objectivity when seeking to match ideas to markets; Develop tools to use criticism positively and cultivate non-attachment to rejection; Build the foundation for a more mindful, coherent and purposeful creative life.

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Posted on: Jun 30, 2015

Exciting news: The Dalai Lama’s Cat Movie

I am thrilled to let all my enthusiastic supporters around the world know that work has begun on The Dalai Lama’s Cat Movie! It is especially wonderful that seasoned movie producer, Ileen Maisel, has optioned the book and is driving the project.  Ileen’s stellar line-up of films includes such hits as Dangerous Liaisons, Romeo and Juliet (screenplay by Downton Abbey’s Sir Julian Fellowes), The Golden Compass and Ripley’s Game.  Ileen’s team at Amber Entertainment have been hugely supportive (http://www.amberentertainment.com/).

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Posted on: Jun 27, 2015

What does The Power of Meow really mean?

In recent weeks I have been asked by some readers to explain the meaning behind the title of my third book, The Power of Meow.  Just as the second title, The Art of Purring is a play on The Art of Happiness – a book closely associated with His Holiness – this third title is a similarly feline allusion to a little-known tome by Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now.

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Posted on: Jun 19, 2015

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