CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Drawing on the Buddhist principles of compassion, empathy and mindfulness, our children's picture/board books are resources for helping kids and parents to grow together and to reveal basic goodness in our everyday lives.

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Sitting Still Like a Frog Online Course with Eline Snel

Kids take to mindful awareness naturally, even enthusiastically, as soon as they see how it works. If you’re a parent, teacher, therapist—or anyone who works with kids—this online course will give you the skills you need to introduce the youngsters in your world to mindfulness and its many benefits. Renowned author and mindfulness trainer Eline Snel offers simple, playful ways to introduce kids to the basics. When children learn to be mindfully present, they’ll have the tools they need to deal with stress, sleep better at night, improve concentration, learn better at school, and handle difficult emotions for a lifetime. The practical techniques Eline teaches will enable you to help kids cultivate presence of mind and body at home and in the classroom and develop more compassion for themselves and for others. In helping the kids in your life cultivate these qualities, you can receive these benefits as well.

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“If we are true to who we are, we will naturally find what is right.”
“Beauty is in the eyes and mind of the beholder.”
“What is good in life is not always obvious.”

These morals are inspired by the teachings of Taoist philosopher Chuang Tzu (fourth century BCE), who through charming and sometimes cryptic fables explained to his students the qualities of humility, modesty, simplicity, acceptance, and contentment. In “The Sea Turtle and the Frog,” two creatures share their unique perspective on the world. “The Happy Fish” offers a reflection on what makes for a good leader. And “The White Peacock” demonstrates the virtues of a simple life rather than one adorned with material riches.

Beautifully illustrated in the traditional Asian style by artist Mark McGinnis, this book collects thirty-three of these traditional Taoist wisdom tales that will teach readers young and old about the Taoist view of living in harmony with the natural world.

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