Hello Blog Readers!
Blog now back in business
First of all, my apologies if some of my most recent blogs haven’t got through to you. Late last year I upgraded my website – if you haven’t seen it, check it out, as there’s a lot more content on it. As is the way with technology, the upgrade affected the blog functionality, so there’s a chance my most recent blogs didn’t reach you. But I hope that’s now fixed and this blog is back in business!
New book for 2017
Yes, I have a new book coming out in June 2017! I am really excited about it and want to spill the beans, but my publishers have asked me to keep things under wraps for just a few more weeks.
What I can tell you is that it is non-fiction and it concerns the well being of our pets from the perspective of Tibetan Buddhism. The book has a lot of very valuable insights and practices I have learned from my teachers. I am hoping it will really appeal to readers of The Dalai Lama’s Cat series, as well as those who have enjoyed my non fiction books like Buddhism for Busy People and Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate.
Stay tuned – I’ll be able to share the title, cover and a lot more besides about this book in a month or so.
The Dalai Lama’s Cat Movie
Is this still happening, readers sometimes ask. Yes! Very much so. This is my first foray into the movie world, so I am learning about the process. So far we have a fabulous script written by Jon Tilley, a wonderful director in Ben Gosling Fuller, an outstanding producer in Ileen Maisel, and an executive producer, Sid Maestre, whose relentless enthusiasm for the project has been a driving force. (For more on Amber Entertainment, the production company behinds this, go to: https://www.amberentertainment.com/)
In terms of production, we are at the stage of having the Computer Generated Image (CGI) of His Holiness’s Cat created – a process that has been underway for some months. It has been amazing to watch the process as a cat’s skeleton is created in 3D, then she has skin, fur and a face added, they she is made to walk and move, literally step by step.
I know that you’ll be as keen to see a teaser as much as I’m keen to share it with you. Rest assured, as soon as we have something to share, I will be blogging about it.
The Magician of Lhasa – back in print and Kindle
Last year, the publishers of my Buddhist thriller, The Magician of Lhasa, closed their doors. Magician was first published in 2009 and I was very sorry to see this particular chapter come to an end.
But with the rights having reverted to me, I decided to publish Magician myself under the Conch Books brand. (In Tibetan Buddhism, the conch is one of Eight Auspicious Symbols, and represents sharing of Buddhist teachings). I am delighted to let you all know that The Magician of Lhasa is once again available globally online in both print and electronic formats. If you have enjoyed my other novels, and are also keen on thrillers, The Magician of Lhasa may suit you very well.
If you’d like to try before you buy, you can read the first chapters of Magician here: http://davidmichie.com/read-the-prologue-and-chapter-one-of-the-magician-of-lhasa/
To get your copy, you’ll find it at the following links:
Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate – $1.99 in Kindle (US only)
For my readers in the USA, my publishers at The Experiment, are offering a massive discount for ebook versions right now – only $1.99! Click on the link below and it will take you to the publisher’s page – with links to all the main retailers:
The Queen’s Corgi
If you haven’t bought this book already, shame on you, dear reader! Never has so much canine wisdom been so delightfully packaged into a single volume!
You can get this book online at amazon. If you choose to buy it at the CreateSpace e-store, it will cost you the same as elsewhere, but I get a few cents extra per copy, which all helps buy more time to write other books: https://www.createspace.com/5931618
Mindful Safari – 2018
This August’s Mindful Safari has only one room left (i.e. for a couple or single). If you’re interested in joining me and the fantastic crew on the Makalali Reserve for a week of game viewing and meditation practice in the middle of the African bush, please let our travel manager, Barbara Turner know that you’re keen. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org For more, go to: http://davidmichie.com/mindful-safari/
Calling all Perthlings!
I have a number of mediation events lined up for February and March in Perth, Australia. If you’re interested in starting or re-starting your meditation practice, or are simply looking for some fresh inspiration, check out: http://davidmichie.com/upcoming-events/
My next blog will be on a specific theme, but I just wanted to bring you up to date with what’s happening.
As always, I am sincerely grateful to all of your very generous reviews on amazon and Goodreads – every single one of them helps spread the word – and for all the wonderful messages on social media.
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May all beings never be parted from the happiness that is without suffering.
May all beings abide in peace and equanimity, their minds free from attachment and aversion, and free from indifference.
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