Books by Lyse Lauren

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My latest book

When Kailash Calls

The True Story of a Remarkable Journey

Not all the journeys that we make in our lifetime are life-changing. But some are…

My pilgrimage to the famous sacred mountain of Kailash in 1991 was just such a journey. It was a pivotal and key moment in my life marking a transition from one life stage onto another.

In and of itself, the outer journey was as significant as the inner one that was taking place simultaneously. We move through constantly shifting life-scapes and our mind and focus are caught up like spikers in a web by the dramas that claim all of our atttention.

But what if an outer journey can mirror an inward shift? What if it

can precipitate inner strides towards a deeper and more inclusive world view? What if it can trigger a whole collage of events that blur the lines between what we think we know and understand and what actually is?

Such was my journey to Mount Kailash.

Two western women with the help of three men from the mountains made this journey on foot, carrying their food and shelter over innumerable mountain passes and icy rivers. Every day they encountered the prospect of imminent death, every day they witnessed the pure miracle that is ‘life.’


The following four books form part of a series called;

These four books can be read separately or as a series. They portray true events that took place over a period of several decades in and around the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal and India and beyond.


Shades of Awareness
Part 1

Awareness Comes Knocking
A True Story

                                                                   The first book is an autobiographical account of the writer's search for 'truth,' or if you prefer, her 'search for the self'. It begins way back in the author's life and depicts the evolution of an all-consuming passion; namely, to discover the meaning of life and subsequently, to inspire and encourage others to also follow their dreams and the things that they hold most dear. 

It describes the writer's early years and the factors that were crucial in motivating her one-pointed life direction, taking the reader along on a journey of discovery and adventure that spans four decades and covers the continents of Australia and later that of Tibet, Nepal and India.

The underlying theme throughout this book is always one of 'self-discovery', as in discovering the true nature of who and what we really are and why we 
exist at all.

I invite my readers to share in this journey and allow it to move them towards the fulfilment of their most treasured dreams, just as others have inspired and encouraged me to fulfil my own...

What the readers are saying;

"Frankly so enthralled that I couldn't help reading as much as possible as soon as possible.
Finished part II last evening. Amazing. Quite amazing. D'you know, I really do believe this book could be a best-seller!"

Alasdair Cameron.
Accountant. UK.
"I managed to download the book to Nick's kindle and am reading it now - really enjoying it, lovely to hear more of your unique journey and exciting adventures, can't put it down!!"

Jenny Symonds;
Indigenous Peoples Representative. 
Sydney, Australia.
"I have finally finished reading your most amazing and inspiring story!
 You have such a way of taking the reader with you into the very experience. I wonder how you remember such detail - did you keep a diary during your travels?

Judy Norman;
Retired School Teacher and
Public Relations Officer for Optus.
Sydney, Australia
"Have just finished your book.  It is potent with spiritual depth and lays open a summons and thirst to know that state of awareness, of Being. 
Reading of the journey to Kailash is riveting and has a profound awakening effect.  I am lost for words at the beauty, majesty and power such a journey must bestow,  and the will required along with the extreme physical/emotional suffering endured.  It is indeed an act of bringing Heaven to Earth vice versa.
This theme of greater presence and stillness merging into the deeper unknown resounds throughout and impacts with terrifying power on the great red rock
at the mercy of mastiff dogs. 
The humour and reality throughout the book make it a fantastic read."

Robyn Hennings
Registered Nurse PP6CQ

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Shades of Awareness
Part 2

Tibetan Masters and other True Stories

The second book is a collection of true stories gathered by the writer over a period of some three decades while she was living in Nepal and the Indian Subcontinent.

These stories are all based on things that happened to the author personally, or in which she was either present and able to witness or hear a first-hand account. They cover a wide range of experiences but always point to the deeper, underlying factors of our existence and our purpose for being alive. 

I hope to take the reader with me on a journey which is, at many times, humorous while at other times also tragic and challenging. However, the difficulties always open up new opportunities and often depict the manner in which those who face adversity can and do overcome the trouble and thereby gain inner strength on their path.

It is my hope that in publishing these stories, readers will gain an insight into an unusual lifestyle lived in places not often visited, some not even known to many people in the western world.


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Tibetan Masters and Other True Stories. $3.99 on Amazon.


Shades of Awareness
Part 3

Masters, Mice and Men

Masters, Mice, and Men is a selection of stories that share insights and experiences that took place in the presence of my Tibetan Masters during the 1980s and 90s. 

Living near a fully realized Being can have repercussions and effects that are often unexpected and life-changing.

If we are able to meet with an authentic Master and establish a meaningful connection with Him/Her, a sincere and diligent practitioner can swiftly burn up their karmic obstructions and clear the way to recognize their own true nature.

The Master does not bestow realization, He/She simply points out the way to recognition and helps to dispel the obstacles that may be delaying it.

No Being, no matter how great, can bestow what is already present, but a true Master can greatly assist in and speed up the process of recognizing what always is...


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Shades of Awareness
Part 4

Never Not Ever Here Now

The fourth book gathers together a series of writings by the author on the topic of 'who am I?

By making them available as a book, it is my hope that those who take the time to read them will find that they help to facilitate the mood of calm and clarity that can make it so much easier for us to recognize and enter into who and what we really are.

Essentially the truth of our Being will give 'us,' focused as the ego, nothing whatsoever that could possibly be of worldly benefit, and yet, by its grace EVERYTHING is gained...

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Who Lives? Who Dies
What We Need to Know Before We Go

This is my latest book offering and essentially completes the circle of my previous writing endeavours.

It is a book that I hope will encourage readers to think more deeply about important issues that affect us all sooner or later.

I have included a number of experiences which I have not shared before, many of them deeply personal in nature.

By doing so, I hope to inspire all those who take the time to read these words to live their own lives in such a way that they may naturally draw nearer to 'truth.'

This need not necessarily require any outer change but it does require a very important inner shift in attitude.

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Who Lives, Who Dies. $5.99 on Amazon


Pieces of a Dream

The Dance of Life

The writings in Pieces of a Dream are a collection of true accounts interspersed with thought-provoking reminders. Each one is pointing towards the screen upon which the ‘pieces of our dream’ are playing themselves out.

The various chapters, accounts, and musings which make up this tome have no particular order and yet there is a thread that binds them all with one compelling and constantly recurring theme, namely; the mystery of our existence and the importance of recognizing ‘who and what we really are.’

Life is indeed, but a dream and yet if we do not recognize that we are mere ‘players’ the dream and its many parts assume immense power and importance during our lives.

Then we die…

The ‘norm’ is to pass through life consumed by the ‘drama’ never noticing what actually powers the whole display.

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Pieces of a Dream. Amazon $3.99


Return to Forever

Discovering the Short Path Home

This book is a collection of ‘reminders.’

Pick it up every day and read one chapter.

It is an ode to awareness, the greatest of all the mysteries of our existence.

Again and again, one must sound the bell and beat the drum which
calls us to attention.

The only possible way to make sense of our lives is to recognize from
whence they arise in the first place. So let these words help you to dive within.

These chapters are in no particular sequence. They are quite simply like the

bell and the drum sounding out the call in order to remind us of the short pathway home…

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Return to Forever.  Amazon $3.99


Are Smartphones Making Fools of Us All?

Reclaiming Our Power

How can we integrate digital technologies with conscious living? Its an important question that we need to ask ourselves.

A digital revolution is in full swing. The days are passing by and we are so busy looking at our smartphone or computer screen that we barely know we are alive. We are so distracted and preoccupied that we do not notice where we are going…

Reclaiming our power means taking a new and consciously active view of these technologies and the way we use them.


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Are Smartphone Making Fools of Us All? Amazon. $5.99 USD


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