A Pebble for Your Pocket: Mindful Stories for Children and Grown-Ups (Paperback)
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Combining the stories and meditation practices from the previous edition of "A Pebble for your Pocket" with those collected in "Under the Rose Apple Tree" and several new stories, this completely revised edition is comprised of Buddhist parables and stories from the author's own childhood experiences. They elucidate principles of Buddhism and mindfulness practice, giving young readers and their parents concrete advise on handling difficult emotions like anger. Written in a highly accessible style that doesn t rely on lot of jargon or difficult vocabulary, this collection emphasizes the importance of the present moment through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories. Young readers learn about handling anger, living in the present moment, and interbeing the interconnectedness of all things. Thich Nhat Hanh offers various practices that children can do on their own or with others that will help them to transform anger and unhappiness and reconnect to the wonders of nature and the joy of living in the present moment.
About the Author
Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include "Happiness" and "Peace Is Every Step." He lives in Plum Village in southwest France, where he teaches the art of mindful living.
Philippe Ameswas born in Berkeley, California. He works in the field of illustration and animation for companies of international reputations such as Colossal Pictures, Curious Pictures, and Wildbrain. He also teaches art to children. His illustrations have appeared in magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, and book covers including two previous Parallax Press children s books. He lives near Lausanne, Switzerland."