The Dalai Lama's Cat

The Dalai Lama's Cat

Book - 2012
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''Oh! How adorable! I didn't know you had a car!' she exclaimed. I am always surprised how many people make this observation. Why should His Holiness not have a cat? 'If only she could speak,' continued the actress. I'm sure she'd have such wisdom to share.' And so the seed was planted . . . I began to think that perhaps the time has come for me to write a book of my own-a book that would convey some of the wisdom I've learned sitting not at the feet of the Dalai Lama but even closer, on his lap. A book that would tell my own tale . . . how I was rescued from a fate too grisly to contemplate to become the constant companion of a man who is not only own of the world's greatest spiritual leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate but also a dab hand with a can opener.' Starving and pitiful, a mud-smeared kitten is rescued from the slums of New Delhi and transported to a life she could have never imagined. In a beautiful sanctuary overlooking the snow-capped Himalayas, she begins her new life as the Dalai Lama's cat. Warmhearted, irreverent and wise, this cat of many names opens a window to the inner sanctum of life in Dharamsala. A tiny spy observing the constant flow of private meetings between His Holiness and everyone from Hollywood celebrities to philanthropists to self-help authors, the Dalai Lama's cat provides us with insights on how to find happiness and meaning in a busy, materialistic world. Her story will put a smile on the face of anyone who has been blessed by the kneading paws and bountiful purring of a cat. 'What a joy to spend some intimate time with the Dalai Lama glimpsed through the devoted eyes of his adventurous cat, Mousie-tung. This charming and highly entertaining book will cheer you up and warm your heart. Curl up with The Dalai lama's Cat.' Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader 'This enchanting story is a rare treat. I highly recommend it!' Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of Conscious Loving and The First Rule of Ten
Publisher: Hay House, c2012
ISBN: 9781401940584
Branch Call Number: AF MICH


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LoganLib_Adults Apr 18, 2016

I'm not a cat person, and I'm not a Buddhist, but this was a delightful and enjoyable easy read.

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Jul 17, 2017

Well written, endearing, and full of valuable lessons, beautifully shared.

Apr 07, 2017

What an entertaining and heart-warming book! Good for an gentle and easy overview of some Buddhist ideas and "getting to know" a realistic and heartwarming cat and her people.

As a practicing lay-Buddhist I found this novel to be delightful. Told from the pov of the cat, the story delivers many of the ideas and words of the Dalai Lama, through chapters illustrating the growing understanding of the cat. Truly charming. I didn't want it to end, so it's great there's a sequel.
Rose in PR

Jun 13, 2016

I loved this book! One of the best I've ever read. Thought provoking, funny and inspirational. I sped through it and would recommend it to anyone with a heartbeat!

LoganLib_Adults Apr 18, 2016

I'm not a cat person, and I'm not a Buddhist, but this was a delightful and enjoyable easy read.

Dec 08, 2015

I'm not a cat person, and I'm not a Buddhist, but this was a delightful and enjoyable easy read.

Mar 10, 2015

This is the most adorable book, and a must read if you love to read and love cats. It's very well written so it's not just a "fluff" book (pun intended). I laughed out loud a few times and fully enjoyed the read.

Feb 13, 2014

The cat on the cover got me to take out this book, but it is an dual themed book that will be enjoyed by both cat-lovers and those curious about Buddhism. A one-day light read that kept my interest!

d2013 Nov 19, 2013

Becoming a part of the Dalai Lama's household is a "purrfect" way to study the path towards enlightenment. Sweet!


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michelinagetz Jun 23, 2014

We all face the same choice when dealing with problems. We don't ask for them. We don't want them. But the way we deal with them is what's most important. If we are wise, the greatest problems can lead to the greatest insights.

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