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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How we die: a brief explanation of the Tibetan Buddhist view

My last blog looked at the value of contemplating death while we're still very much alive. This blog focuses on the death process itself as presented by Tibetan Buddhism. Western medicine defines death as what happens when our heart stops beating and we stop breathing.


Posted on: Dec 16, 2014

5 Free Copies of ‘Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate’ to give away in USA and Canada

  With the publication of 'Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate' in USA and Canada planned for 27 January 2015, my US publishers are offering 5 free copies via a raffle.


Posted on: Dec 11, 2014

Awakening to the true value of life – in a mortuary

  A couple of weeks ago I had one of those ‘catching up on the last ten years’ phone calls with a friend who lives in Germany.  Jacqui is amazing, amusing and vivacious, a woman of great inner and outer beauty.  She had a successful modelling career in South Africa, where we met, as well as in Europe after she moved there.  She is also full of surprises.  She told me how in recent months she had volunteered to work in the local mortuary, helping stitch up corpses after post-mortems.


Posted on: Dec 9, 2014

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