What does it take to be happy? We’ve all asked ourselves this question at some point, but few of us have found the path to lasting fulfillment. David Michie thought he had achieved his life’s goals-the high-level job, the expensive city apartment, the luxury car, the great vacations-but a small voice was telling him he wasn’t really happy. A chance remark from a naturopath sent him to his local Buddhist center. There he began the most important journey of his life.
With wry, self-deprecating humor, he shows us how he began to explore Tibetan Buddhist teachings and incorporate Buddhist practices into his daily life. He explains how he came to understand the difference between the temporary pleasures of ordinary life and the profound sense of well-being and heartfelt sincerity that comes from connecting with our inner nature.
“This is an unashamedly personal account, and who can resist a good confession? Poignant but entertaining, informative but not pedanticthese were among the fastest 200+ pages I ever read. If Buddhism is a mirror, then Michie kindly holds it up for the reader. Here’s the essence of Buddhism, and better-why it matters and how to access it.” -Elephant Journal
“For those who have been searching for a sincere, accessible introduction to Tibetan Buddhism… this is your book.” -Lion’s Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun)
DAVID MICHIE is a corporate communications co Hima lished novelist, and longtime Buddhist practitioner. He Australia.