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.

Baby Buddhas

A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children
Author: Lisa Desmond
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740746898
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 144
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Baby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children is the first book to show parents and educators how to teach meditation to preschool-age children. Through irresistible photos and easy-to-follow text, Lisa Desmond clearly explains her copyrighted method of teaching meditation to children 18 months to three years old. Baby Buddhas also highlights the benefits of meditation for parents and children and shows how to incorporate meditation into family life. Part One, "Creating Your Space," explains how to create a simple meditation space in the home or school and explains the importance of sound, posture, and breathing. In Part Two, "Adult Meditations," adults learn three meditations to give them an opportunity to learn and meditate on their own before teaching children. Part Three, "Children's Meditations," includes 10 meditations suitable for children, organized from simplest to most complex. The children's meditations include the "Sunshine Meditation," in which the child learns to breathe in a "sunshine ball of light" full of love. The "Om Meditation" helps children calm themselves and feel love, even when their parents are away. All the children's meditations use repetition and simple words and images that children can easily understand. Parents who have used Lisa's techniques marvel at how their children have become calmer and more focused since they started meditating. With Baby Buddhas parents and educators can give the children in their care a gift that will last a lifetime.

Kindness

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.

The Buddha's Apprentice at Bedtime

Tales of Compassion and Kindness for You to Read with Your Child - to Delight and Inspire
Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 1780286171
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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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.

Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories


Author: Mark W. McGinnis
Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780834805514
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Collects more than forty animal tales illustrating such virtues as loyalty and self-discipline and examining such shortcomings as greed and pride.

The Calm Buddha at Bedtime

Tales of Wisdom, Compassion and Mindfulness to Read with Your Child
Author: Dharmachari Nagaraja
Publisher: Watkins
ISBN: 1786781042
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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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.

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.

Samsara Dog


Author: Helen Manos,Julie Vivas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781921504112
Category: Buddhism
Page: 35
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Samsara Dog lived many lives. Some of his lives were long. Some lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came until one day he learned the most important lesson of all. Now new in paperback, with a brand new cover, this hauntingly beautiful picture book tells looks at life, love and dying from a Buddhist perspective. Helen Manos is a South Australian author and practising Buddhist. The idea for Samsara Dog arose because Helen, 'wanted to write a book for children that showed the idea of reincarnation in as natural a way as possible.' Her books include Rules of the Game, Roller Blaze, Snapshots, Spider Killer and Me and Lucky Baby Yak. Julie Vivas is one of Australia's foremost illustrators. Best known for her illustrations for Possum Magic by Mem Fox, her very distinctive watercolour style is seen in such well-known books as The Nativity, Let the Celebrations Begin, Let's Eat and Hello Baby and Puffling. First published in Australia in 2007, and since released in Indonesia and the USA, Julie notes that 'Samsara Dog was an exciting challenge to illustrate. I worked daily with Dog for more than two years. There were times when he was difficult and elusive to capture. But I grew to love him. I look forward to seeing how Dog fares in his next life in paperback - out there with his readers.'

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!

COURAGE FOR THE JOURNEY

WISDOM FOR THE BROKEN ROAD
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.

Nightlights

Stories for You to Read to Your Child to Encourage Calm, Confidence and Creativity
Author: Anne Civardi,Joyce Dunbar,Kate Petty,Louisa Somerville
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
ISBN: 9781904292883
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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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.

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.

The Cat Who Went to Heaven


Author: Elizabeth Coatsworth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442465883
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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In ancient Japan, a struggling artist is angered when his housekeeper brings home a tiny white cat he can barely afford to feed. But when the village’s head priest commissions a painting of the Buddha for a healthy sum, the artist softens toward the animal he believes has brought him luck. According to legend, the proud and haughty cat was denied the Buddha’s blessing for refusing to accept his teachings and pay him homage. So when the artist, moved by compassion for his pet, includes the cat in his painting, the priest rejects the work and decrees that it must be destroyed. It seems the artist’s life is ruined as well—until he is rewarded for his act of love by a Buddhist miracle. This timeless fable has been a classic since its first publication in 1930, and this beautifully reillustrated edition brings the magic and wonder of the tale to a new generation of readers.

The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)


Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074843955
Category: Fiction
Page: 139
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".