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The Secret Mantra weaves breakthrough science and spiritual insights into a heart-stopping storyline written by best-selling author David Michie. 

In a remote, Himalayan monastery, Matt Lester has devoted five years of spiritual preparation for this moment: it is his destiny to open an ancient, sealed scroll containing prophetic wisdom the world urgently needs. But when his time comes, violent assailants steal the scroll. Matt is caught up in a dangerous, high-stakes hunt to recover it, turning him from the pursuer to the pursued. 

On the other side of the world, the results of scientist Alice Weisenstein’s mind-body healing research are about to be revealed. Things take a sinister turn when her supervisor goes missing - and she realises she is being followed. Guided by the lamas, Matt’s search for the scroll takes him to Alice. The pair become caught between powerful influences and escalating threats. Together they must decide who they can really trust.

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  • 03-02-21

A very enjoyable listen!

So much fun to enjoy this second in the series. Keep them coming! Now that there are two in the series, it has me thinking of them a bit like a Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew series for adult Buddhist listeners! ;) For me personally, having spent time in Nepal and also in West Los Angeles, it has been an extra joy to have the many references to familiar streets and areas of town… Love the creativity and the collection of characters.

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I love this book!

I think this is the first review I have written, but I just finished it , and am feeling filled with equanimity and generosity, so here goes...
I lived this book! I have practiced Buddhist meditation for years, so am predisposed to enjoying connected writings, but have never read any fiction about anything Buddhist! So it was a total treat to come across this intelligent, well written story that included humor, action and very relatable characters! The topic of Medical Buddha was perfect for me right now as well; I am currently experiencing a very challenging time both physically and emotionally, and loved that this book directly dealt with a Buddhist way of healing such conditions...:)

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is like minded , as well as anyone who is spiritually minded and just wants a fun read!

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Just lovely

Speaks to the heart. A meditation feel in story form. It takes you there. Beautiful!

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was a skeptic but was won over

Not fond of authors performing their own work. It took awhile to to get into the book but a few chapters in I was hooked.

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  • 10-07-21

A transcendental experience!

I feel with each David Michie book I am learning more about Buddhism and set in a fictional story it is a nice way to do it. It also makes me question the way I tend to overthink situations when it is pointed out to characters that they are doing the same. Also any book that includes a cat called Zoro holds my attention and I am looking forward to reading”Awake the Kitten Within”! I do wonder how people who have no experience of meditation would regard the book?

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  • Mr M Volodchenko
  • 03-15-21

U wont be able to put it down until the end

This book would be of interest to those interested in buddhism. Fiction,history and reality r beautifully intertwined.

I couldn’t stop listening as the story was so intriguing and finished the book in 2.5 days.

I loved the voice of the author who is also the narrator. The language used in descriptions is beautiful and meaning of many described situations profound.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-21

Brilliant mix of fiction and practice

As a Buddhist practioner it is refreshing to be able to engage in a fictional story that still connects with Sharma practice. David's approach to writing allows a taste of Buddhism without being too heavy. great balance, although became a little complex with the introduction of the medicine Buddha mantra perhaps for a novice to his work.

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  • Mary Comino
  • 10-04-21

a great read for the spiritual seeker

I love all of David's books. a great way to easily understand spiritual concepts

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  • 03-16-21

Thank you David

I just love this book. I have listened to every book David has written. But this one --- I am so fortunate that I have been to Bhutan. I felt that I was back at the Tigers Nest. I love the way he tells the story. Please David keep writing more books.

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  • Lea Hullett
  • 03-06-21

Enthralling

Very hard to stop listening. Have thoroughly enjoyed all David's books that I have listened to.