I am honored, humbled, and happy to announce that today is the publication date of my collaboration with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Heart To Heart: A Conversation on Hope and Love for Our Precious Planet.

It is a timely call for a compassionate revolution. His Holiness has said, “It is my hope that this book will open the eyes, minds and hearts of all people... to the importance of kindness and compassion to our environment.”

I have spent my career promoting empathy and compassion for all beings and for our planet, and this book has been the apex of that work. . It has been the gift of a lifetime to be able to help create a story with the Dalai Lama — one that will spread his important, compelling message.

I thought of Dr. Jane Goodall often during the process of developing this book. Jane received an advance copy and said:
It is quite the most original, entertaining, and enlightening book I have ever seen I don’t believe there is another like it. With the words of His Holiness and your enchanting illustrations it leaves a lasting impression. After reading it once, I was compelled to turn the pages again and again. It is a blueprint for how we should live, with love, compassion and humour.

With this book, every reader has a chance to have a heart to heart with His Holiness. I truly believe that spending that time will benefit you and, ultimately, the world.

Thank you so much for supporting my work and for making the world a better place for all animals.


Heart To Heart is now available in the US, the UK, and Holland. In the US, you can find it at a retailer near you using the publisher’s link here. There are, of course, signed copies available on MUTTS.com as well.

Want to Hear More From Patrick About Heart to Heart? Check Out These Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 26, at noon EST, Patrick will be on Facebook Live in conversation with the International Campaign for Tibet.

On February 2 at 7 p.m. EST, Patrick will be in conversation with Richard Gere for an online event hosted by Warwick’s bookstore in San Diego.

Comments (2)

Made me so happy and calm reading the book last night. Thank you, Patrick and the Dali Lama and everyone involved in its creation. Message and illustrations blended beautifully.

Dana L Russell

Beautiful Message. May the book open everyone’s eyes to make the world a better place for all animals! Go for it!