The Enlightened Spaniel - The Stone of Truth

Release Date October 2021

Is Half-Sister the reincarnation of the Buddha’s dog – or not?  The answer is revealed in The Stone of Truth, the final episode of the Enlightened Spaniel Trilogy.  Our two intrepid spaniels, guided by their unwavering belief in the Buddha’s teachings, undertake a search to discover the truth. The conclusion of their quest hinges on the discovery of an ancient stone and the transcription of its mysterious markings. Assisted by a host of sentient beings, both human and otherwise, our spaniels traverse the countryside in a journey filled with ancient wisdom, humour, and compassion for all living beings. 


Gary Heads is a writer based in North East England. He founded one of the UK’s leading organisations delivering mindfulness services, and has a personal meditation practice spanning 30 years.  A long-standing interest in all matters relating toTibet has led to his appointment as trustee of a charity working to assist the Tibetan people. He can often be seen out walking with his two springer spaniels, if they are not meditating or studying the Buddha’s teachings that is.The Enlightened Spaniel is his second book.

Illustrations by Toby Ward

Toby Ward attended the City and Guilds of London Art School, where he won the Richard Ford Travel Award. Widely known for his conversation pieces and animated drawings commissioned to record events, he is also an accomplished portrait painter. He has drawn many events, including President Clinton’s visit to Oxford in 2001 and the work of the United Nations Peace Keeping Force in Bosnia. He also accompanied HRH The Prince of Wales to record a tour of the Gulf States.


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