Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: November 1, 2022 by Crystal Uys
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The Dalai Lama’s cat is back with a fifth installment in David Michie’s popular series. Michie first introduced the fictional feline, HHC (His Holiness’ Cat), dubbed “Little Snow Lion” by the Dalai Lama himself, in his 2012 novel The Dalai Lama’s Cat. HHC was rescued by the Dalai Lama when he saw the small kitten being thrown in the gutter. In The Dalai Lama’s Cat: Aswakening the Kitten Within, Michie explores how we can reclaim the zest for life we once felt naturally.
From the publisher:
The Dalai Lama’s Cat is confronted by a most unpleasant truth: she is getting old.
A routine visit to the vet confirms this. But is a future of decrepitude and senior cat biscuits inevitably a cause for despair? As it happens, she soon finds that a startling reminder of life’s transience is exactly what’s needed to renew our gratitude for life. To lighten up, accept ourselves, and value what truly matters.
With irrepressible mischief, the Dalai Lama’s Cat explores the intriguing insight that reality is a projection of our mind. In so doing, she comes to discover that awakening the kitten within is not just possible – it is our purpose! For when we do so with a particular wisdom, we catch a glimpse of our own sublime nature. With a benevolent energy that reaches from the pages, this is the Dalai Lama’s Cat at her most tender, irreverent, joyful best.
Narrated with the same warmth, wit and wisdom as the other four books, this installment once again offeres profound lessons in a light-hearted and subtle, yet profound way. Like the others, it reads like a novel, but the transformational message will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.
The Dalai Lama’s Cat: Awakening the Kitten Within is available from Amazon
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About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.