about David Michie
DAVID MICHIE is an internationally published author and meditation coach whose books include his recent novel The Dalai Lama's Cat as well as the non fiction best sellers Buddhism for Busy People and Hurry Up and Meditate.
The Dalai Lama's Cat, 'written' by His Holiness's cat, is a warm hearted account of life with The Dalai Lama, his conversations with celebrities, and her own spirited adventures, offering a playful and intriguing peek into the world of Tibetan Buddhism.
Buddhism for Busy People describes David's own encounter with the tradition, weaving an autobiographic narrative through a presentation of core concepts. Hurry Up and Meditate introduces the scientifically established benefits and main types of meditation practice in a purely secular format.
Enlightenment to Go illuminates the world's first self-help book, an 8th century text by the Buddhist sage Shantideva, which The Dalai Lama consistently recommends for its life-changing psychological tools and transcendent wisdom.
David teaches mindfulness and meditation techniques to a wide variety of audiences and has developed guided meditations to benefit secular as well as Buddhist practitioners.
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.