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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Photos from Mindful Safari 2015

We're just back from Mindful Safari in Africa, and I've had a lot of messages from people wanting to know how it went.

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Posted on: Aug 25, 2015

A problem with: “I think therefore I am.”

René Descartes, sometimes referred to as the father of modern philosophy, summed up his famous views on how mind and body are separate in his book Discourse on the Method, published in 1637.  In it, he explained the reasoning behind his seminal dictum ‘I think therefore I am’: "From this I knew I was a substance whose whole essence or nature is solely to think, and which does not require any place, or depend on any material thing, in order to exist.

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Posted on: Aug 1, 2015

Read the first chapter of Enlightenment to Go here!

  I wrote 'Enlightenment to Go' to help share the wisdom of Shantideva, an amazing Buddhist sage who composed the world's first self-help book, back in the eighth century.

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Posted on: Jul 25, 2015

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