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The Dalai Lama's cat is back - older, a bit wiser, and as curious as ever.

In this audiobook, 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 Art of Purring will transport listeners 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 non-attachment that radiate from the heart of the Dalai Lama's teachings about our quest for enduring happiness.

©2013 David Michie (P)2016 Bolinda

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Great continuation of The Dalai Lama's Cat series

I love this series and have found all three books wonderful. This is Book 2, and continues where Book 1 left off. I adore the author's narration, although in general I don't think authors should narrate their own work. In this case, it works perfectly--I don't think anyone else could do justice to Michie's writing. (I am a bit of a sucker for the British accent, though, which might make me biased.)

The only caution I would give readers is that if you decide to listen to this series, do it in sequence, or you'll miss things you probably don't want to miss. Also, I buy and download the Kindle books and read and listen at the same time. Some books seem to lend themselves to that experience and some don't. In my opinion, these do.

I'm getting ready to listen to and/or read some of Michie's other work, like Hurry Up and Meditate, which I hope I enjoy as much as I have this series. He has a good-sized body of work, and I've just discovered he narrates some books by other authors. I'm currently studying Buddhist meditation in hopes of bettering my ability to meditate, and hope that his books will help toward this end.

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A wonderful sequel by a cat.

A wonderful sequel of the continued outlooks and adventures from His Holimess's Cat. I really enjoyed this fictional story that carries so much meaning and perspectives.

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Powerful yet relaxing

Fantastic, original story, building on first book. By the time this cat passes to the next life, she will have achieved enlightenment. :)

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  • Diana
  • Antelope Valley, CA, United States
  • 04-16-17

Perfect and fun followup to The Dalai Lama's Cat

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 books 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.

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Purrrfect

A very enjoyable story with lessons on happiness interwoven. The narrator is pleasant and relaxing to listen to. I fully enjoyed it.

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A wonderful way to look at life!

I've read all 3 of the Dalia Lama's Cat series an unknown number of time & learn something new every time. Ive learned about mindfulness, happiness, & joy. & how all of these things come from within.

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HHC -A magical journey into tne world of Buddhism

Beautifully read by the author, this book transforms the ordinary world into a magical place ordinarily known only by those who study the dharma and meditate. A MUST read!

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Happiness

If you are in search of happiness then this is a story you need to listen to. A delightfully written book with so many insights! I loved it.

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Loved it!

Every bit as good as the first one in the series. Absolutely a must-read! Narrator is a joy to listen to

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My. new favorites!

David Michie's books bring. joy and deep. new insights to me. Little Snow Lion touches my heart.

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  • Ann D
  • 05-07-18

Disapointed!

The first in this series, The Dalai Lama’s Cat is a fab little book. Unfortunately, I found this one to be rather disappointing. It has lots of pleasant chat, but for me, little of substance. The narration was excellent, clear and relaxing. I have purchased the third in the series as I am optimistic (in the Buddhist tradition) that it will be as good as the first. I will however, be returning this one.

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  • Commentator
  • 03-12-18

The Art Of Happiness

Story is a delight to listen to, with secrets to happiness thrown in for good measure. The story's characters are well drawn and the plot development draws you onto the next chapter as soon as possible. Like the first book in the series, will happily play again, not just for the nuggets of wisdom hidden within each chapter, but for the general sense of well-being the book emanates. The author David Michie narrates, and his voice carries all the subtleties of inflexion that bring an already great book springing to life.

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  • A O.
  • 01-22-18

Pure Joy

I am looking forward to the day that I re read/listen to these books.
I won’t say too much other than you will not regret reading about the Dalai Lama’s Cat HHC.
Your life will be all the richer for doing so.
Enjoy the most beautiful and enriching tales, I certainly did. xXx

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  • Leo'sMa
  • 04-27-17

Perfect timing, beautiful story

This is the third David Michie book I've listened too and they are beautiful stories and beautifully read. This book has come into my life at exactly the right moment; it's perfect for me. Thank you so much for touching my life. Namaste xxx

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  • samantha cooling-stones
  • 03-11-17

lovely book! filled with warmth and compassion

I loved the unfolding nature of this wonderful story, filled with warmth compassion and wonderful insights. thankyou

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  • AC 427
  • 05-06-18

Lovely Book

A beautiful story with lessons to learn. Wonderfully read by the Author. Very enjoyable would recommend

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  • Swami D
  • 12-15-17

excellent heart warming

have all his books ... life changing and easy to read do not hesitate to buy

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  • Avesha DeWolfe
  • 11-09-17

Wonderful!

This book was a wonderful continuation of HHC's journey & the reader was wonderful too!

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  • Suzanne
  • 08-10-17

Oh HHC 💖💖💖💖

I loved this second instalment of HHC her extended family her antics and the fundamental key learnings 🙏

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  • s timson
  • 02-04-17

Great

Loved it great follow on to the first one
Looking forward to reading the next one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-22-18

Just as good as the first book

I enjoyed this second book just as much as the first. Lovely storyline with always great additions of wisdom thrown in

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  • Sharon
  • 04-03-18

Another great book by David Michie

This is the second instalment from the first book Dalai lama's cat by David Michie. A very charming and sweet story loosely based around little rimpoche, a cat that the Dalai Lama owned. I love how the author narrates the book through the cat's eyes. His Highness's cat (or HHC) takes you on a journey of enlightenment, wisdom, peace and serenity as she not only learns from her master the Dalai Lama, but also teaches others in her world of McCleod Ganj, in the art of purring.

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  • Penelope
  • 03-07-18

purrrrrrr

Life as His Holiness 'Cat is always interesting ! I fell in love with HCC.

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  • stephen
  • 01-10-18

HHC has done it again!

The life of HHC continues with wit, humility and teachings, I simply love these books, so enjoyable to listen to and I know I will listen to them several times.

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  • Paullette
  • 08-07-17

Purrrrrrr

Would you listen to The Art of Purring again? Why?

I have listened to this book about 30 times. I enjoy the story, the learning's, the characters and the journey every time.

What other book might you compare The Art of Purring to, and why?

I have never read books that have hooked me the way these 3 have.

Any additional comments?

I fell in love with HHC and enjoyed visiting the Himalayan Book Cafe. The characters were fun and great to get to know and I always felt like I was there and like if I went there I would know exactly where to go to find the places mentioned in the 3 books.

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  • Charlotte
  • 12-01-16

Beautiful

delightful book and beautifully read. Heartwarming, humourous, reflective. Full of lightness and wisdom. Very sensitive and compassionate observations of human nature. Inspirational.! I highly recommend it! Enjoy!

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  • Deborah
  • 10-09-16

David Michie's wonderful voice invites enjoyment

I loved The Dalai Lamas Cat and now this The Art of Purring. I am fast becoming addicted to the gentle lull of David Michie guiding my meditations. Listening to him narrate these delightful tales is a meditation in itself!

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  • Teena Kathlene Sanders
  • 10-09-16

Wonderful Read

I couldn't stop listening. Every spare moment I had - I listened to Hhc and her perspective on life. Quite a profound and moving book. I am now moving on to the third in the series.

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  • Raelene
  • 06-19-16

Love you HHC...

Didn't disappoint. Loved it. Soul renewing. Wasn't ready fit the story to end. One I will return to and read again

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  • Justine
  • 06-15-16

Loved!

I loved the first book and The Art of Purring doesn't disappoint either. Particularly great read by the author, both of these books were touching (& amusing), & I was sad they came to an end. When will the be another?!