Friday, October 23, 2020

The Dalai Lama's Cat

Book: The Dalai Lama's Cat

Author: David Michie

Not so much fly-on-the-wall as cat-on-the-sill, this is the warmhearted tale of a small kitten rescued from the slums of New Delhi who finds herself in a beautiful sanctuary with sweeping views of the snow-capped Himalayas. In her exotic new home, the Dalai Lama’s cat encounters Hollywood stars, Buddhist masters, Ivy-league professors, famous philanthropists, and a host of other people who come visiting His Holiness. Each encounter offers a fresh insight into finding happiness and meaning in the midst of a life of busy-ness and challenge. Drawing us into her world with her adorable but all-too-flawed personality, the Dalai Lama’s cat discovers how instead of trying to change the world, changing the way we experience the world is the key to true contentment.

Featuring a delightful cast of characters, timeless Buddhist wisdom, and His Holiness’s compassion pervading every chapter, The Dalai Lama’s Cat is simply enchanting.-Goodreads

Review: This is a cute, short read introducing readers to the basics of Buddhism from the perspective of the HHC, the Dalai Lama's Cat. I think cat lovers (sorry, I'm team dog) would probably enjoy this more than dog people but even I'll admit, I chuckled at the cat's thoughts sometimes. She is quite a character!! If you are a looking for a quick, easy read, try this one. 

Grade: 3/5

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