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 fiancée, 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.
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About the Author
David Michie is the author of a The Dalai Lama’s Cat series of novels, as well as non-fiction titles including Buddhism for Pet Lovers, Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate, Hurry Up and Meditate and Buddhism for Busy People. His books are available in 26 languages in over 40 countries.
In 2015 David founded Mindful Safaris, leading groups to Africa—where he was born and brought up—for journeys which combine game viewing with guided meditations. As the many returning members of the Mindful Safari family testify, these extraordinary experiences help us reconnect with nature, as well as with ourselves, in a relaxed yet powerful way.