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The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring

The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring

  • Author: David Michie
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 1401943756
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 232
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"What makes you purr? Of all the questions in the world, this is the most important. . . . . Because no matter whether you are a playful kitten or sedentary senior, whether you’re a scrawny alley Tom, or sleek-coated uptown girl, whatever your circumstances you just want to be happy. Not the kind of happy that comes and goes like a can of flaked tuna, but an enduring happiness. The deep down happiness that makes you purr from the heart." His Holiness’s cat is back—older, a bit wiser, and as curious as ever. In this book, the Dalai Lama sets for his lovable feline companion the task of investigating The Art of Purring. Whether it’s the humorous insights gained from a visiting Ivy League Psychology Professor, the extraordinary research of a world-famous biologist, or the life-changing revelations of a mystical yogi, His Holiness’s Cat encounters a wealth of wisdom about happiness. And what she discovers changes the way she sees herself forever. With a much loved—and growing—cast of characters from the local community and His Holiness’s residence, as well as encounters with intriguing strangers and celebrities from far and wide, The Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Art of Purring will transport readers in another unforgettable story. Along the way they will come to understand how elements of contemporary science and Buddhism converge. And, once again, they will feel the warmth of compassion and nonattachment that radiate from the heart of the Dalai Lama’s teachings about our quest for enduring happiness.

The Dalai Lama's Cat

The Dalai Lama's Cat

  • Author: David Michie
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 1401940595
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
  • View: 2007
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"In the months that followed I watched His Holiness working on a new book . . . I began to think that perhaps the time had come for me to turn my paws to a book of my own . . . one that tells my own tale . . . How I was rescued from a fate too grisly to contemplate, to become constant companion to a man who is not only one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, but who is also a dab hand with the can opener." 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 snow-capped 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 busy-ness 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. Featuring a delightful cast of characters, timeless Buddhist wisdom, and His Holiness’s compassion pervading every chapter, The Dalai Lama’s Cat is simply enchanting.

The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Power of Meow

The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Power of Meow

  • Author: David Michie
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 1401948030
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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"If you ever doubted that your feline companion has her own inner life, just watch what happens when she falls asleep, and loses conscious control of her physical being . . . a twitching of limbs, a quivering of the jaw, sometimes perhaps a snuffling noise or a meow. . . . Cats may indeed be capable of great mindfulness. But we are thinking beings, too. In my own case, unfortunately, a being who thinks rather too much." In the latest installment of the Dalai Lama’s Cat series, His Holiness’s Cat ("HHC") is on a mission: to think less, to experience more, to live in the moment. She soon learns the proper phrase for this, being mindful, or, a concept better known to her as the power of meow. What ensues is a journey to discover her own true nature, to gain a deeper understanding of her mind, and to experience life’s greatest joy, the here and now. Throughout, she shares encounters with familiar inhabitants of Dharamsala, as well as a whole new cast of characters: a senior exec from one of Silicon Valley’s most famous social media companies (hint: the name rhymes with "litter"), the Pope’s beloved dog (who shares a shockingly similar title: HHD, His Holiness’s Dog), and a public health inspector who threatens to have our poor narrator banned from the Himalaya Book Café. In this follow-up to the Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Art of Purring, readers escape to the enchanting and exotic world of the Dalai Lama’s monastery in the Himalayas, and take a peek inside the mind of a delightfully imperfect creature on the path to enlightenment. By accompanying HHC on her journey, you will learn new ways to relate to your own mind: slowing down, finding peace, and abiding in the boundless radiance and benevolence that is your own true nature.

China's Tibet?

China's Tibet?

Autonomy Or Assimilation

  • Author: Warren W. Smith
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742539907
  • Category: History
  • Page: 315
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The Dalai Lamas

The Dalai Lamas

A Visual History

  • Author: Martin Brauen
  • Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Buddhism
  • Page: 303
  • View: 9714
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To coincide with the celebrations surrounding the 70th birthday of the Dalai Lama and the exhibition to be held at the Ethnographic Museum of Zurich University (Volkerkundemuseum der Universitat Zurich) in July, Serindia will be publishing a history of all the dalai lamas, each portrayed in text and illustrations. Essays contributed by sixteen authors illuminate the institutions of reincarnation and enthronement of the dalai lamas, interregna, panchen lamas, and relations between the dalai lamas and the Chinese. The lives and work of the dalai lamas are illustrated with numerous and largely unpublished sources, including thangkhas, statues of individual dalai lamas, paintings of the Potala, gifts of various dalai lamas to high dignitaries, such as Chinese emperors and Russian tsars, and photographs of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas from Tibetan, British, and Indian archives."

The Emperor Far Away

The Emperor Far Away

Travels at the Edge of China

  • Author: David Eimer
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408813904
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the Emperor far away', meaning Beijing's grip on power is tenuous and its influence unwelcome, continues to resonate. Travelling through China's most distant and unknown reaches, David Eimer explores the increasingly tense relationship between the Han Chinese and the ethnic minorities. Deconstructing the myths represented by Beijing, Eimer reveals a shocking and fascinating picture of a China that is more of an empire than a country.

Cat News

Cat News

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cats
  • Page: N.A
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THE AMERICAN CYCLOPAEDIA A POPULAR DICTIONARY OF GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

THE AMERICAN CYCLOPAEDIA A POPULAR DICTIONARY OF GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Author: GEORGE RIPLEY
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Astral Traveller's Handbook and Other Tales

The Astral Traveller's Handbook and Other Tales

  • Author: David Michie
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 1401959571
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 228
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In this collection of short stories, David Michie offers life-enhancing insights with the same heart-warming compassion that pervades his Dalai Lama’s Cat books. “Whatever dreams he was having, Jason knew they had nothing to do with his physical body. His eyes were firmly shut and his consciousness withdrawn from his senses when all this was going on. Yet in his dreams he experienced sights, sounds and even visceral sensations much more intensely than when he was awake. From this he understood that you didn’t need a physical body to see, or smell, or endure any kind of experience with an acuteness that was more real than reality. From an early age he deduced that heaven or hell need not be material places so much as states of mind – and no less glorious or horrifying because of that. There were no limits to mind untethered from form.” What if you could re-live the enchantment of childhood bedtime—but with magic that is real? What if you felt the wonder you once sensed when you believed that anything is possible? Or were inspired to see the world through fresh eyes? In this compendium of delightful short stories, David Michie draws us into the extraordinary experiences of everyday people as they encounter those tell-tale cracks exposing reality as not quite what it seems. Four female book club members are unexpectedly propelled, by the same black and white photograph, to discover a shared purpose beyond their wildest imaginings. An earnest young seeker finds that drawing aside the veil to an immeasurably more wonderful reality, doesn’t depend so much on the arcane books he reads as on a source much closer to home. A cat-crazy woman, who wishes her beloved felines would talk to her, is shaken when she realises what they have been trying to communicate all along. Through intriguing storylines and revelations, David Michie offers life-enhancing insights with the same heart-warming benevolence that pervades his Dalai Lama’s Cat books. How better to gently unwind at the end of the day - and to prepare for the infinite possibilities we may encounter in the realms of our dreams?

The aristocratic families in Tibetan history, 1900-1951

The aristocratic families in Tibetan history, 1900-1951

  • Author: Cirenyangzong
  • Publisher: 五洲传播出版社
  • ISBN: 9787508509372
  • Category: Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Page: 272
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The Aristocratic Families in Tibetan HistoryThis book was written by an expert of Tibetan studies, introducing the life of Tibetan aristocratic families in old Tibet between 1900 and 1951. It is written in easy words with scores of precious historical photos, providing important data for the research into social systems in old Tibet.