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 to be with your pet during the death process: Tibetan Buddhist practices

As animal lovers, the loss of our pet is something we dread.  My wife and I have gone through this very recently, with the death of our much-loved cat, Mambo.


Posted on: Feb 24, 2015

Does meditating slow ageing? What science says.

Many factors that affect the ageing process.  But a growing body of scientific research shows how the very gentle practice of meditation can have a powerful impact.


Posted on: Feb 10, 2015

Create more space in your life without changing what you do

http://youtu.be/8jV5hdF7Uq0   One of the most stress-inducing ideas, when we’re crazy busy, is the one that we just don’t have time to relax.  We’d love to push back for a while.  In fact, we’re desperate for it.  But we put the idea out of our mind because we’ve still got a pile of work to get through, and there just isn’t any opportunity for downtime.


Posted on: Feb 3, 2015

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