Buddha at Bedtime

Buddha at Bedtime
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Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1844835960
Release: 2008
Editor: Duncan Baird Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautiful bookre-tells 20 ancient Buddhist tales in a way that is thoroughlyfun and accessible to children. Featuring superb, full-pageillustrations the stories will transport children into an imaginaryworld of enlightenment and discovery where they will meetdelightful character and discover an easy-to-understandBuddhist message, which will help children think about howthey can apply values such as patience, perseverance, honesty and generosity to their own lives.

Buddha at Bedtime

Buddha at Bedtime
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Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1844836231
Release: 2008-05
Editor: Duncan Baird Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A retelling of ancient Buddhist tales offers moral guidance and wisdom based on Buddhist principles.

The Calm Buddha at Bedtime

The Calm Buddha at Bedtime
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Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781786781048
Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Watkins Media Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Growing up in the modern world, our children have to cope with an ever-increasing amount of stress, which can feel worrying to both them and us. The ancient wisdom of Buddhism, with its emphasis on peace, mindfulness and compassion, is the ideal basis for helping any child face these challenges with inner confidence and calm. Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautiful book retells 18 ancient Buddhist tales in a way that is thoroughly fun and accessible to children. Featuring original, full-page illustrations, the stories will transport children into imaginary worlds of enlightenment and discovery. Here, they will meet all sorts of delightful characters and discover easy-to-understand Buddhist messages that will empower them to think about how they can apply values such as patience, honesty, authenticity and generosity in their own lives. Designed either to be read aloud by parents to their 4–8 year olds or to be read by the older age range on their own, these compelling narratives help to focus and calm the mind, providing a soothing transition into sleep. And the selection of gentle mindfulness meditations at the end provides an extra practical dimension that can be used at any time to help enhance a sense of a calm and contentment.

The Buddha s Apprentice at Bedtime

The Buddha s Apprentice at Bedtime
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Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781780286174
Release: 2013-06-06
Editor: Watkins Media Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Practising Buddhist and master storyteller Dharmachari Nagaraja weaves a thrilling narrative spell while at the same time conveying basic life lessons that will help children to develop their personality, deal with their anxieties, and find peace and confidence as they grow up. The stories explore themes from the Eightfold Path, which is Buddhism's practical route to a happy life. Topics covered, with the lightest of touches, include speaking in a kind and truthful manner, behaving with compassion, thinking selflessly and avoiding the pitfalls of egotism. Although providing gentle guidance on the art of living well, which is the basis of true happiness, each story is also compelling in its own right, featuring characters, settings and events that every child will find absorbing. Each narrative concludes with an affirmation that helps to draw out its positive message, while the superb, specially commissioned illustrations will delight your child and provide a starting-point for discussion and further enjoyment. The helpful introduction provides insights into the value of Buddhist principles for children and shows how visualisation, imaginative thinking and even first steps in meditation can help to nurture young minds and hearts.

Buddha s Book of Sleep

Buddha s Book of Sleep
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Author: Joseph Emet
Pages: 141
ISBN: 9781781800812
Release: 2012
Editor: Hay House, Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sleep deprivation is a growing problem worldwide. We go to our doctors for advice, but they seem to have nothing but pills to counteract this predicament, and these quick fixes fail to get to the root of the problem.Buddha's Book of Sleep is the first book to treat sleep disorders from the perspective of mindfulness meditation. Yet this is a natural choice - mindfulness meditation has proven effective for other psychological problems such as stress, depression and anxiety and these very issues are what become sleep problems when our heads hit the pillow. Divided into two sections, this book attacks sleep disorders with a combination of wisdom and practical meditation exercises. The first section describes the reasons why mindfulness meditation's basis in self-awareness is appropriate for dealing with this problem, detailing the practices of this popular form of meditation. The second section contains seven specific exercises to practice at bedtime or in the wee hours of the morning, depending on when sleeping problems occur. Supplying readers with a new perspective on why they cannot fall asleep (even when they feel exhausted), and arming them with easy-to-use tools from the practices of mindfulness meditation, Buddha's Book of Sleep will help the reader calm their hurried thoughts and rest easy.

Under the Bodhi Tree

Under the Bodhi Tree
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Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781683642497
Release: 2018-09-01
Editor: Sounds True

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Who was the Buddha? Once upon a time in ancient India, a prince was born. His name was Siddhartha, and one day he would inherit a powerful kingdom. His father tried to protect him from the suffering and hardship beyond the palace walls, but just like children everywhere, the prince longed to see the world. Under the Bodhi Tree is the story of a boy and his journey for understanding that eventually led him to the path of peace. Told in lyrical language, this excellent introduction to the story of the Buddha is beautifully illustrated and perfect for children who are curious about the real people who made history.

Kindness

Kindness
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Author: Sarah Conover
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781558965683
Release: 2010
Editor: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collection of traditional Buddhist tales following the Buddha through his various prior births.

Angels at Bedtime

Angels at Bedtime
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Author: Karen Wallace,Lou Kuenzler,Katy Moran
Pages: 194
ISBN: 036932658X
Release: 2019-01-24
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Angels have the power to guide and protect us throughout daily life, and this collection of bedtime stories introduces their loving energy to your child. The tales are both magical and compelling with settings and characters sure to capture the imagination of every child. Offering a gentle introduction to the techniques of meditation and visuali...

Buddhism for Kids

Buddhism for Kids
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Author: Emily Griffith Burke
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1641523972
Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Rockridge Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Easy, fun, and everyday Buddhism activities for kids With a busy schedule of school, sports, and time with family and friends, growing up can be stressful and confusing--but that confusion can transform into curiosity and excitement about the world and your place in it. Buddhism for Kids shows you how Dharma, or Buddhist principles, can help you find your center and feel more aware of the world around you. Using easy-to-follow meditations for kids, interactive projects, and illustrated versions of classic Buddhist stories, Buddhism for Kids makes learning Dharma easy and fun, categorizing each activity by Morning, Day, or Night so you can practice at your own pace. Buddhism for Kids includes: DIY Dharma--Explore your own Truths through fun games and creative activities based on the teachings of Buddhism. Stepping stones--Find relaxation with unique meditations you can do on the way to school, at lunch time, or right before bed. Anytime story--Follow along with imaginative, illustrated retellings of Buddhism stories--each including a short moral to reflect on. Make your own spiritual path with Buddhism for Kids, the kid-friendly guide to everyday peace of mind.

Fairies at Bedtime

Fairies at Bedtime
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Author: Karen Wallace,Lou Kuenzler
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1780285256
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Watkins Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collects stories about fairies and magical creatures appreciating nature, in a book that also promotes the use of meditation for children.

If the Buddha Had Kids

If the Buddha Had Kids
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Author: Charlotte Kasl
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101152096
Release: 2012-08-28
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Zen and the art of raising children to make peace in the world . . . In this wise and insightful volume, Charlotte Kasl applies her signature blend of spiritual guidelines, exercises, and practical advice to a stage of life that leaves many of us searching for answers. If the Buddha Had Kids draws from Buddhist, Quaker, and other spiritual traditions to help parents raise children who value cooperation, compassion, and understanding, emphasizing that finding peace within a family is the first step toward creating a peaceful world. Beginning with creating a healthy bond with your child and moving through all stages of life, encouraging empathy, respect, fascination, and curiosity, Kasl explores the spiritual journey of parenting. She also draws on her decades of experience as a healer and practicing psychotherapist to tackle very practical concerns such as the roles of electronics, money, sexuality, and education, and what it means to find one’s voice. This lively book promises to bring inspiration, humor, and wisdom to the joys and struggles of raising children in our contemporary world, and will serve as an enlightening companion for all moms and dads.

The Astral Traveller s Handbook and Other Tales

The Astral Traveller s Handbook and Other Tales
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Author: David Michie
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781401959579
Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Hay House, Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this collection of short stories, David Michie offers life-enhancing insights with the same heart-warming compassion that pervades his Dalai Lama’s Cat books. “Whatever dreams he was having, Jason knew they had nothing to do with his physical body. His eyes were firmly shut and his consciousness withdrawn from his senses when all this was going on. Yet in his dreams he experienced sights, sounds and even visceral sensations much more intensely than when he was awake. From this he understood that you didn’t need a physical body to see, or smell, or endure any kind of experience with an acuteness that was more real than reality. From an early age he deduced that heaven or hell need not be material places so much as states of mind – and no less glorious or horrifying because of that. There were no limits to mind untethered from form.” What if you could re-live the enchantment of childhood bedtime—but with magic that is real? What if you felt the wonder you once sensed when you believed that anything is possible? Or were inspired to see the world through fresh eyes? In this compendium of delightful short stories, David Michie draws us into the extraordinary experiences of everyday people as they encounter those tell-tale cracks exposing reality as not quite what it seems. Four female book club members are unexpectedly propelled, by the same black and white photograph, to discover a shared purpose beyond their wildest imaginings. An earnest young seeker finds that drawing aside the veil to an immeasurably more wonderful reality, doesn’t depend so much on the arcane books he reads as on a source much closer to home. A cat-crazy woman, who wishes her beloved felines would talk to her, is shaken when she realises what they have been trying to communicate all along. Through intriguing storylines and revelations, David Michie offers life-enhancing insights with the same heart-warming benevolence that pervades his Dalai Lama’s Cat books. How better to gently unwind at the end of the day - and to prepare for the infinite possibilities we may encounter in the realms of our dreams?

Samsara Dog

Samsara Dog
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Author: Helen Manos,Julie Vivas
Pages: 33
ISBN: 9781933605517
Release: 2007
Editor: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traces a dog through various incarnations, including a tough stray, a working dog, and a family pet, as he learns what he must in each life.

Nightlights

Nightlights
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Author: Anne Civardi,Joyce Dunbar,Kate Petty,Louisa Somerville
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1904292887
Release: 2014-04-22
Editor: Watkins Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of 20 narrative-based meditations designed for use by parents of children aged 4-8, aimed at helping children to focus their minds, release their worries, believe in themselves and trust in the world around them, and dealing with topics including bereavement, nightmares, and anxieties at school.

Prince Siddhartha

Prince Siddhartha
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Author: Jonathan Landaw
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781614290162
Release: 2011-10-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the story of Prince Siddhartha and how he became Buddha, the Awakened One. Lyrical verse and beautiful full-color illustrations depict each major life event in Siddhartha's development. His message of nonviolence, loving-kindness, and unselfishness is vitally necessary for today's--and tomorrow's--children. A story made for the telling--open this tale to a child and shore up the possibility of a bright and loving future!

When the Buddha Was an Elephant

When the Buddha Was an Elephant
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Author: Mark W. McGinnis
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780834803206
Release: 2015-12-01
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Buddhist Jataka tales are simple lessons in living with honesty, wisdom, and compassion that contain the power to transform the hearts and minds of those who hear them. They are stories of the Buddha’s past lives—in such forms as a boar, a parrot, a monkey, or a peacock—that have enchanted children and adults for millennia. Their animal characters powerfully and sometimes humorously demonstrate the virtues and foibles to which we humans are prone, and they point the way to more enlightened ways of living. Mark McGinnis retells the Jatakas in poetic and accessible language, rendering the Buddhist teachings they contain abundantly clear. Each tale is brought to life by Mark’s full-color illustration, making the book a visually stunning entrée to this edifying and highly entertaining literary tradition.

The Day the Buddha Woke Up

The Day the Buddha Woke Up
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Author: Andrea Miller
Pages: 18
ISBN: 9781614294665
Release: 2018-10-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The heart of the Buddha’s story in a handful of words—beautifully illustrated by a world-renowned artist. The Day the Buddha Woke Up is a board book that will captivate children of all ages. It’s the perfect way to introduce young children to the story of the Buddha—the clear, gracefully written story puts the Buddha's awakening into language children can understand. The simple arc of the Buddha’s questions, his quest, and his ultimate understanding will provide a meaningful and peaceful story that children—and their parents!—will love returning to again and again.

Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories

Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories
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Author: Mark W. McGinnis
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780834826014
Release: 2004-11-09
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Around the beginning of the common era, Indian Buddhists began to collect fables, or jataka tales, illuminating various human virtues and foibles—from kindness, cooperation, loyalty and self-discipline on the one hand to greed, pride, foolishness, and treachery on the other. Instead of populating these stories with people, they cast the animals of their immediate environment in the leading roles—which may have given the tales a universal appeal that helped them travel around the world, surfacing in the Middle East as Aesop's fables and in various other guises throughout East and Southeast Asia, Africa, Russia, and Europe. Author and painter Mark McGinnis has collected over forty of these hallowed popular tales and retold them in vividly poetic yet accessible language, their original Buddhist messages firmly intact. Each story is accompanied with a beautifully rendered full-color painting, making this an equally attractive book for children and adults, whether Buddhist or not, who love fine stories about their fellow wise (and foolish) creatures.

Brave Parenting

Brave Parenting
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Author: Krissy Pozatek
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781614291091
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How do we build resilient children who can handle life's challenges? As parents today, we often feel that our role is to protect our children from the world: to cushion them when they fall, to lift them over obstacles, and to remove sharp rocks from their path. But controling a child’s entire environment and keeping all pain at bay isn’t feasible—we can’t prepare the world for our children, so instead we should focus on preparing our children for the world. “The solution is not removing impediments from our children’s lives,” writes Krissy Pozatek, “it is compassionately encouraging them to be brave.” We need to show our kids how to navigate their own terrain. If our kids face small hurdles, small pains, at a young age and learn to overcome these obstacles, they will be much better equipped to face larger trouble later in life. Early lessons in problem solving teach self-confidence and self-reliance—and show us that our kids are tougher than we think. Krissy draws her lessons from her experience guiding children in wilderness therapy and from her Buddhist practice—showing us that all life is as unpredictable as mountain weather, that impermanence is the only constant, and that the most loving act a parent can do is fearlessly ready their child to face the wilderness. For parents of children of all ages.

The Buddha and the Borderline

The Buddha and the Borderline
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Author: Kiera Van Gelder
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781572248250
Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Kiera Van Gelder's first suicide attempt at the age of twelve marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships-all of which eventually led to doctors' belated diagnosis of borderline personality disorder twenty years later. The Buddha and the Borderline is a window into this mysterious and debilitating condition, an unblinking portrayal of one woman's fight against the emotional devastation of borderline personality disorder. This haunting, intimate memoir chronicles both the devastating period that led to Kiera's eventual diagnosis and her inspirational recovery through therapy, Buddhist spirituality, and a few online dates gone wrong. Kiera's story sheds light on the private struggle to transform suffering into compassion for herself and others, and is essential reading for all seeking to understand what it truly means to recover and reclaim the desire to live.