The Buddhism Secrets of Cats


What if cats are secretly Buddhist monks?

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The journey into the secret lives of Buddhist cats started with a mysterious note that led the author on a journey halfway around the world. He discovered a hidden Buddhist temple in the mountains that was the center of a secret society of Buddhist cat monastics.

Revealed to humans for the first time in this book will be their ancient Buddhist teachings of the “Kitten Eightfold Path“, the “Purring Sutra“, the “Ten Kitten Herding Pictures“, the real reason why cats knock drinking glasses off tables, and much more.

As you will soon learn, the “typical house cat” is anything but typical…they are Buddhist masters! Passed down for generations, the Buddhism Secrets of Cats is a highly skilled practice that cats are taught when they are kittens and practice for a lifetime. You will never look at your kitty the same way after learning their behaviors are actually Buddhist techniques!

But a word of extreme caution before you read this book: never say where you found these feline Buddhist secrets, or you may find yourself facing rebirth as a puppy and spending your life sniffing other dogs…um…well, never mind.

If you are a Buddhist (or interested in Buddhism), and like cats, this is your book! 😻

Example pages from the PDF eBook version.


Here are examples of some of my illustrations you can find in the book!


Complete with various illustrations throughout the book.

  • Discovering the Secret Society
  • Bodhipurrma, the Cat Monk
  • The Profound Purring Sūtra
  • Purrfectly Meditating
  • The Suffering of the Half-Empty Food Bowl
  • Mu! or Meow!?
  • Enlightenment at the End of the Laser Pointer
  • The Kitten Eightfold Path
  • Rebirth in the 9 Cat Lives
  • The Ten Kitten Herding Pictures
  • Departing the Cave
  • Epilogue
  • Questions & Answers
  • About the Author
  • Notes

Read my original article this book was based on:

Book Details:

  • Published:  July 2020
  • Genre:  Fiction / Humor / Buddhism
    • Includes non-fiction elements related to Buddhism and Buddhist history/teachings
  • Format:  PDF, MOBI (Paperback and Kindle forthcoming)
  • ISBN: 978-1-7354003-0-3 (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 978-1-7354003-1-0 (PDF)
  • ISBN: 978-1-7354003-2-7 (eBook)
  • ASIN: B08D7WQJKP  (Amazon Kindle)
  • Publisher:  Alan Peto
  • Illustrations:  Alan Peto

The “Buddhism Secrets of Cats™”, the “Secret Order of Buddhist Cats™”, the “Ten Kitten Herding Pictures™”, “Bodhipurrma™”, “Avalokittyshvara™”, “Venerable Master Mishu™”, the “Purring Sutra™”, the “Cat Scratch Sutras™”, and the “Kitten Eightfold Path™”, are trademarks of Alan Peto.

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