The Magician of Lhasa (Paperback)
When novice monk Tenzin Dorje is told by his lama that the Red Army is invading Tibet, his country's darkest moment paradoxically gives him a sense of purpose like no other. He accepts a mission to carry two ancient, secret texts across the Himalayas to safety. Half a century later, in a paradox of similarly troubling circumstances, Matt Lester is called upon to convey his own particular wisdom as a scientist, when Matt's nanotech project is mysteriously moved from London to a research incubator in Los Angeles. Tenzin and Matt embark on parallel adventures which have spine-chilling connections. Tenzin's perilous journey through the Himalayas, amid increasing physical hardship and the ever-present horror of Red Army capture, is mirrored by Matt's contemporary, but no less traumatic challenges, as his passionate relationship with his fianc e, Isabella, and his high flying career undergo escalating crises. It is at the moment when both Tenzin and Matt face catastrophe that their stories converge, spectacularly transforming our understanding of all that has gone before.
David Michie is the internationally best-selling author of a number of books about mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism. These include the non-fiction titles 'Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate', 'Hurry Up and Meditate' and 'Buddhism for Busy People', as well as his popular novel series 'The Dalai Lama's Cat'. His books are available in 25 languages in over 30 different countries.
David is a keynote speaker, corporate trainer and coach on mindfulness and meditation. He has extensive experience presenting to a wide variety of different audiences in several different countries.
In 2015 he established Mindful Safaris, leading groups to Africa - where he was born and brought up - encouraging people to visit unexplored places, outer and inner, through a combination of daily game viewing trips and mindfulness sessions.
David's blog on mindfulness and related subjects at www.davidmichie.com attracts a global audience of thousands of visitors each week. His recorded guided meditations are used in-flight by Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand. Free guided sessions are also available on his website: www.davidmichie.com