I am thrilled to let you know about the global launch of The Dalai Lama’s Cat and The Power of Meow!
This is the third book by the Dalai Lama’s Cat. Official publication date is 15th June, which means the books will start shipping from online retailers, and appear on bookstore shelves, in late May.
So what is The Power of Meow all about?
In future weeks I will be blogging more. But for now I thought I’d share the back cover description with you:
“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, there are 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.
If you’d like to make sure you’re among the first to get your paws on the book, I highly recommend that you pre-order from your local bookstore, or through amazon or another online retailer. Here are some helpful links:
Next week I will be posting a video of me reading the Prologue of The Power of Meow.
And for a sneak peak of the Prologue and Chapter One, which I’ll be sharing in print form before publication, please click the ‘Follow’ button on my blog MEOW!