The Magician of Lhasa (January 2010)
David Michie is the Australian-based best-selling author of Buddhism for Busy People and Hurry Up and Meditate.
Buddhism for Busy People describes David’s encounter with Tibetan Buddhism, weaving an autobiographic narrative through a presentation of core concepts. In Australia it is the third most popular book on Buddhism after The Art of Happiness and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.
David’s subsequent book, Hurry Up and Meditate, an introduction to the benefits and main types of meditation practice, is also a national best-seller. Both books have been published internationally and are being translated into a growing number of languages.
David wrote his novel, The Magician of Lhasa, to bring the profoundly life-enhancing perspectives of Tibetan Buddhism to a wider audience.
David was born in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, educated at Rhodes University, South Africa, and lived in London for ten years. He is married with two cats.