The journey of the Little Buddha began when Claus Mikosch and his four-year-old daughter used to go walking near a Buddhist temple, and she asked him questions about the Buddha. When Claus had the idea to collect their conversations, the Little Buddha was born. It is not a book about THE Buddha or about Buddhism. It is instead the story of a pretty normal Buddha who, tired of meditating beneath his Bodhi tree, embarks upon a journey. Inspired by Claus' travels to India, The Little Buddha: Finding Happiness is a timeless tale of friendship, curiosity and the art of being simply happy. It carries the reader on a mindful journey in which the Little Buddha discovers different landscapes and different people, but most of all discovers himself. AUTHOR: Claus Mikosch is a writer and documentary film-maker, who lives in Germany and Spain. He writes the blog, Reflections on Changing Times, and his films include Annica Embracing Change. After leaving school, Claus travelled the world and fell in love with India. There he heard the tales that would inspire the Little Buddha stories.