Even better than Michie's nonfiction Buddhist book
I had extremely low expectations for this book but maybe I was just in the right mood because this was great fun. The Dalai Lama is coming back from t..Show More »he airport when he spots an injured kitten who is literally being thrown in the trash. He has the cat rescued and the cat (who narrates) proceeds to meditate beside the Dalai Lama, meet visiting celebrities and learn Buddhist teachings from the Tibetan leader himself and his disciples. I liked the lessons explained this more than in Michie’s nonfiction books, which are good, too. Grade: A-
The first book, The Dalai Lama's Cat was really fun to listen to. And, I learned about meditation along the way. I didn't realize there were 3 bo..Show More »oks in a series, so gleefully indulged in a binge and bought books 2 and 3.
I think there is a right audience for these books, maybe people who might identify with the words "Seeker" or "Awake" or some version of that theme. Such readers would have fun with the clues dropped on the secret identities of celebrity visitors in these books too.
There is a playful energy in these books and listening to these really put me in a good mood, with a quiet smile on my face as I went about my chores, listening to the story unfold.
Well-written story line, with great plot curves, subtle, gentle, and quietly fun - I like being taught ideas this way.
The Power of Meow, book 3 in a fun teaching series
Hopefully you have started with book 1 and also read book 2 of this series. The story line is excellent because the author is a keen observer of fel..Show More »ines and humans, and canines too.
The life lessons that are included within the story are brilliant choices and there was one lesson in one of the 3 books that resulted in instant recognition and some reflection on my interactions with people and poor choices I have made - and recognition may help me behave better in the future.
There are many threads woven into the saga, and the one about reincarnation and the same people and animals incarnating into subsequent lifetimes was fascinating.
The bonus, of course, is the gentle teaching about meditation and its benefits, and the practical teaching of meditation too.
Beautifully narrated, professionally produced, a real pleasure to listen to.