Buddha at Bedtime

Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire
Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 9781844838806
Category: Buddhist mythology
Page: 144
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Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautiful book retells 20 ancient Buddhist tales in a way that will aid relaxation and prepare your child for sleep.

Buddha at Bedtime

Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten, and Inspire
Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 9781844835966
Category: Buddhism
Page: 144
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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

Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read With Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten, and Inspire
Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja
Publisher: Duncan Baird Pub
ISBN: 9781844836239
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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A retelling of ancient Buddhist tales offers moral guidance and wisdom based on Buddhist principles.

Fairies at Bedtime

Tales of Inspiration and Delight for You to Read with Your Child - To Enchant, Comfort and Enlighten
Author: Karen Wallace,Lou Kuenzler
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
ISBN: 9781780285252
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 144
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Collects stories about fairies and magical creatures appreciating nature, in a book that also promotes the use of meditation for children.

Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories

Author: Mark W. McGinnis
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834826011
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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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.


A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents
Author: Sarah Conover,Valerie Wahl
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
ISBN: 1558965688
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 164
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Collection of traditional Buddhist tales following the Buddha through his various prior births.

Samsara Dog

Author: Helen Manos,Julie Vivas
Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1933605510
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 33
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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.

Buddhism for Mothers

A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children
Author: Sarah Napthali
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458780236
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 346
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Become a calmer and happier mother with Buddhism for Mothers. 'This is an excellent, practical guide to everyday Buddhism not just for mothers, but for everyone who has ever had a mother. ' Vicki Mackenzie, author of the bestselling Why Buddhism Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil for a woman yet parenting books invariably focus on nurturing children rather than the mothers who struggle to raise them. This book is different. It is a book for mothers. Buddhism for Mothers explores the potential to be with your children in the all-important present moment; to gain the most joy out of being with them. How can this be done calmly and with a minimum of anger, worry and negative thinking? How can mothers negotiate the changed conditions of their relationships with partners, family and even with friends? Using Buddhist practices, Sarah Napthali offers ways of coping with the day-to-day challenges of motherhood. Ways that also allow space for the deeper reflections about who we are and what makes us happy. By acknowledging the sorrows as well as the joys of mothering Buddhism for Mothers can help you shift your perspective so that your mind actually helps you through your day rather than dragging you down. This is Buddhism at its most accessible, applied to the daily realities of ordinary parents. Even if exploring Buddhism at this busy stage of your life is not where you thought you'd be, it's well worthwhile reading this book. It can make a difference.

Angels at Bedtime

Author: Karen Wallace
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
ISBN: 9781780280141
Category: Angels
Page: 144
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This is a collection of 20 bedtime stories - told in a warm, inspiring and contemporary voice that brings to children the wisdom and guidance of the angels.

Multifaith Care for Sick and Dying Children and their Families

A Multi-disciplinary Guide
Author: Paul Nash,Zamir Hussain,Madeleine Parkes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500720
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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What do you need to know in order to provide the best possible care for sick children of different faiths? What, in the context of the young person's faith, might it be helpful to know to support the child and the family, improve care, communicate sensitively and avoid causing offence? Drawing on extensive, evidence-based research and practice, this practical resource addresses the multi-faith needs of sick and dying children and young people in hospitals and the wider community. Covering Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism, it provides the key information needed to help multi-disciplinary healthcare staff offer the best, culturally-appropriate care to sick children and their families. The book discusses daily, palliative, end of life and bereavement care in a range of settings, including hospitals, hospices, schools and home. The information provided covers those aspects of the religions discussed that are essential for healthcare staff to understand, including modesty and hygiene, taboos, food and prohibited products, age-related issues, sacred objects, visitors, and the expectations of the family. It includes important information on the issues of disability and mental health in each faith as well as addressing the significance within different faith traditions of the transitions from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. A comprehensive resource that uniquely focuses on the care needs of sick children from different faiths, this book will be of immeasurable value to multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, bereavement support and palliative care workers, carers, counsellors, chaplains and arts therapists.

Bunny Buddhism

Hopping Along the Path to Enlightenment
Author: Krista Lester
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 0399167870
Category: Religion
Page: 194
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What the bunny mind dwells on, the bunny becomes. The cuteness of bunnies meets the wisdom of Buddhism in this irresistible, inspirational guide to hopping along the wise path of life.

A Guru in the Nursery

Fifty Ways to Remember Your Spirit While Changing Diapers
Author: Dawn M. Staszak
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452565880
Category: Self-Help
Page: 120
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Find your center amid the chaos! Motherhood is the most rewarding and yet challenging job there is. Being “on the path” is a ful?lling experience, but when little ones come along, your world is completely changed! How can you “get your spiritual groove back” while feeding little mouths and washing dozens of onesies? A Guru in the Nursery is a follow-up to A Guru in the O?ce, in which author Dawn M. Staszak tackled the challenge of bridging the gap between business and spirituality. In A Guru in the Nursery, Staszak tackles the challenge of being on the spiritual path while caring for little ones. Motherhood is always an adventure, and these ideas and activities have helped her get back to center and feel more peaceful, thereby giving her a leg up on being a better mom—and isn’t that what every parent strives for? When you don’t have time to shower, much less attend life-enhancing seminars, A Guru in the Nursery is your go-to guide for sanity-saving tips and tricks to bring you back to the best parent you can be. Namaste, Mama!

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education
Author: Eric Donald Hirsch
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 0553392409
Category: Education
Page: 491
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"A revised and updated version of What your [second] grader needs to know, fundamentals of a good second-grade education, with readings and activities in literature, mathematics, history, science, and the arts"--


Author: Wendy Weikal-Beauchat
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491814756
Category: Religion
Page: 108
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COURAGE FOR THE JOURNEY assembles a collection of wisdom to ignite courage, hope, and strength in those caught in the inevitable storms of life. In his 1965 masterpiece I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, Dr. Seuss observed, “And I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind.” Adversities arise in all shapes and sizes. The death of a loved one, divorce, business failure, job loss, health issues, and natural disasters are only but a few examples. None of us is immune from the life events that can shake or even obliterate our foundations. Personal disasters leave us dazed and shell-shocked. We find ourselves standing in the rubble of our lives, wondering how to move forward and what to do next. Winston Churchill asserted, “If you are going through Hell, keep going!” This is sage advice for anyone in distress. The question is how, when you have totally lost direction, do you “keep going?” When fear, discouragement, failure, loss, and regret have taken firm root in the gardens of our heart, mind, and soul, how do you vanquish them? During adversity, attitude will always dictate outcome. The key to overcoming any obstacle is to tune out the negative noise of the storm and society in general. The positive emotions of courage, faith, hope, perseverance, and peace contain far greater power than negative emotions. COURAGE FOR THE JOURNEY explores strategies for: • Finding courage and faith in place of fear • Finding hope and perseverance in place of discouragement • Finding opportunity and choice in place of failure • Finding clarity and accepting change in place of loss • Finding recovery, reinvention, and peace in place of regret

Buddha Stories

Author: Demi
Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: 9781250294081
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A collection of fables and teachings from the Buddha, compiled and illustrated with gold ink by award-winning picture book author Demi—now in paperback for the first time A golden goose demonstrates the wealth of kindness. A rabbit learns not to believe everything he hears. Throughout the ages, moral tales have been passed down from one generation to the next. Centuries ago in China, hundreds of parables were told by the Buddha to his devoted followers. His messages became widespread through fables adapted by famous storytellers like Aesop and La Fontaine. In this collection, the author has chosen ten of the most engaging classic tales from the Buddha's works. Compiled and illustrated by Demi, this wonderful collection of stories is sure to draw young readers into the ancient teachings of the Buddha, teachings that are as relevant today as they were over two thousand years ago.

The Story of Buddha

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781616060220
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Recounts the life of Prince Siddhartha, describing how he became Buddha as well as his spiritual beliefs and practices.

The Dragon Prince

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458711366
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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In these fifteen stories of adventure, love, betrayal, and self-realization, Zen master and best-selling author Thich Nhat Hanh transports the reader to old Vietnam. This anthology contains traditional and historical legends as well as some new folktales inspired by Vietnam's more recent past. Each story subtly and gently invokes some of Thich Nhat Hanh's key themes: cooperation, reconciliation, mindfulness, and the profound realization of the interconnectedness of all beings. For people of all ages and traditions.

The Complete Buddhism for Mothers

Author: Sarah Napthali
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742374492
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 763
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Firmly grounded in the day-to-day reality of being a mother, The Complete Buddhism for Mothers gives personal and honest advice based on Buddhist teachings as applied to the everyday challenges of bringing up children.

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637237
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century. Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad’s own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlow, the novelist’s alter ego. It is a journey into darkness and horror—both literally, as the narrator descends into a sinister jungle landscape, and metaphorically, as he encounters the morally depraved Mr. Kurtz. The Secret Sharer is the tale of a young sea captain’s first command as he sails into the Gulf of Siam—and into an encounter with his mysterious “double,” the shadow self of the unconscious mind. Joseph Conrad boldly experimented with the novella and novel forms, filled his writing with the exotic places he himself had traveled, and concerned himself with honor, guilt, moral alienation, and sin. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer encapsulate his literary achievements—and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man. With an Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates and an Afterword by Vince Passaro From the Paperback edition.