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The Dalai Lama's Cat + The Dalai Lama's Cat: Guided Meditations

Narrated by: David Michie
Series: The Dalai Lama's Cat, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Featuring a delightful cast of characters and timeless Buddhist wisdom, and with His Holiness' compassion pervading every chapter, The Dalai Lama's Cat is simply enchanting. Not so much fly-on-the-wall as cat-on-the-sill, this is the warmhearted tale of a small kitten rescued from the slums of New Delhi who finds herself in a beautiful sanctuary with sweeping views of the snowcapped Himalayas.

In her exotic new home, the Dalai Lama's cat encounters Hollywood stars, Buddhist masters, Ivy League professors, famous philanthropists, and a host of other people who come visiting His Holiness. Each encounter offers a fresh insight into finding happiness and meaning in the midst of a life of busyness and challenge.

Drawing us into her world with her adorable but all-too-flawed personality, the Dalai Lama's cat discovers how instead of trying to change the world, changing the way we experience the world is the key to true contentment.

This audiobook also contains six delightful tracks taking you through guided stretches and sits, including:

  • How to sit when you meditate
  • Standing roll down and breath counting
  • Paw raise and purring
  • Threading the needle and body awareness
  • Cat pose and visualisation technique
  • Shoulder bridge and analytical meditation
  • Paw stretch, tranquillity and affirmations

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LOVED IT!!!!! Wish I could give it 10 stars!

Learned so much about Buddhist principles through the quirky narration of a cat. I loved all the little stories HHC took me through and the realizations she made at the end of each of these moments in her life where she went through something or saw someone else go through something that caused her experience a realization through over-hearing Buddhist POV advice given to someone else about a similar problem. I do keep wondering how much input the Dalai Lama had in this book though because I want to know if these stories are based on real events and HHC's narration is assumed or if it's all just made up or assumed. It would mean a lot less to me if it was ALL made up. I hope it's not. because the stories were really real to me. They taught me a lot. ❤

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Highly recommended

This book is wonderful and of sage design; presenting the potential to produce: ‘An awakening from within’

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Top listening<br />

very memorable book. just memorising, to listen to, very funny parts, that make you laugh and cry. just magic listening 2

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A wonderful introduction to Buddhist concepts

I found some of these chapters acutely applicable to some of the troubles I was experiencing and gave wonderful insights into alternative ways of viewing these experiences.

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Sensational ❤️

I love Everything about this book the author narrator, and of course HHC. I’m buying the other books in the series. Love it 😍

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Such Joy!!!

Very few books are so complete. The tale so creative, the narrator such a pleasure and the meaning so inspiring. I was sad it wasn’t longer.

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Amazing really enjoyable listen

I really enjoyed listening to this book really well written and easy to understand. So good I’m relistening to it with my 10 year old daughter. Would recommend it as a light hearted but insightful read.

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Purrrrrrr

HIs Holiness 's Cat is a beautiful story told through the eyes of HHC herself. I can't wait to listen to the next installment in the series.

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Hilarious cat philosophy

What a wonderful book! Cleverly written by a cat with a lot of insight. I loved the way the buddhist philosophy is interwoven throughout the story making it food for thought as well as an enjoyable listen. Will definitely go onto the next story.

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A magical mystical 'tail' of discovery

I have always loved the teachings of Buddhism and I have a huge love for felines, so to combine a semi-factual story of a cat rescued by the Dalai Lama and her adventures living with the enlightened one makes for truly a beautiful tale.

David Michie eloquently narrates his own book which includes not only the daily life of the Dalai Lama's cat, as if written by little Rinpoche herself, but also beautiful sayings, Reflections and meditations to help you find some peace within.. and the Art of Purring!

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  • Edyta
  • 28-03-2017

Purr joy

This book will not provide you with some ground-breaking wisdom, it touches on the things that, more or less, are common knowledge of what it means to be a good human or cat being, what it means to be happy, joyful or at peace with the world.
What this book does is pure joy of listening to a beautiful story, so soothing for your frayed nerves. It made me feel like immersing in a better place and for these short moments after listening I was a better person until everyday stress caught up with me, but those moments were very precious. That is why I will go back to this book. Oh, one more thing, believe me, I look at my cat now from a little bit different perspective.

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  • Indigo
  • 12-04-2017

for cat loving psychotherapists

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes most of my friends are cat lovers

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Loved this writer and the clever way he brings Buddhist understanding to every day life. Not to mention the way he portrays the Dala Lama.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

Dare you to read this book and not learn something new about yourself! It combines psychotherapy with a great understanding of a cat's mind.

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  • R of Oxted
  • 30-05-2016

Meow!

What a truly lovely book. If you love cats and would like to understand a little more about Mindfulness, you will love this. David brings the whole story to life. I love it and have just bought the next two books in the series.

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  • Pamela
  • 21-03-2016

Got me from the get go and held me

My evaluation of this is am I changed ? Yes can I sustain this I don't know, Do I hope so? Yes. You judge xx

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  • Toni
  • 05-02-2017

Love it!

Really really enjoyable! Taken off on different journeys and adventures all while on the same path, so many life lessons along the way, humorous and intellectual. Thanks

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  • Olivialuna
  • 17-04-2017

A peaceful place to go to

I read Buddhism for busy people a few years ago and it brought much peace into my soul. The Dalai Lama's cat books are a delightful trilogy by the same author that bring not only a calming and delightful story but very simple and powerful meditations set.

Looking forward to more of these in the future

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  • Pink Flamingo 64
  • 05-08-2018

Inspiring!

It has inspired me to begin meditating again! A lovely story with lots of life enhancing tips!

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  • Tiago
  • 25-01-2018

What a gem.

Good narration of this awesome original tale. A fantastic way to introduce Buddhism and Dalai Lama.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-12-2016

Lovely Book with great buddhist insight!

If you could sum up The Dalai Lama's Cat + The Dalai Lama's Cat: Guided Meditations in three words, what would they be?

A really great book! I loved the story and the buddhist insight. The characters are interesting and HHC... I love the cat!

Who was your favorite character and why?

HHC - a kind cat and very curious

Which character – as performed by David Michie – was your favourite?

HHC

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were many parts!

Any additional comments?

Cant wait to listen to the next one!

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  • Jean Gill
  • 25-08-2019

Leaves you feeling zen

I loved the audiobook version because David Michie's voice is so soothing to listen to that he creates exactly the right atmosphere. It didn't worry me to have a male voice for a female cat because the mood won me over straight away.

A gentle and light-hearted set of morality tails (sic) from the viewpoint of the Dalai Lama's cat, who interprets Buddhist teachings within the context of her own escapades.

I particularly enjoyed the dialogue between the Dalai Lama and the vegetarian teenager but all of the stories are warm, humorous and ones that you can relate to your own life. The feeling of calm induced was exactly what I needed at the moment!

As a bonus, any cat-lover will recognise the 'snow lion' gourmet life-style, scrounging food and attention in her several homes, from Frank's café to her official home in the Dalai Lama's Palace. The cat's meditations on the human scenarios and lessons she witnesses are a playful reinforcement of messages that do not feel preachy but rather offer a way of thinking, like water for a thirsty spirit, there for you to drink from if you choose.

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