Buddha at Bedtime
The ancient wisdom of the Buddha is just as relevant to life in the West today as it was in the East more than 2,000 years ago. With its emphasis on peace, compassion, and mindfullness, it offers an ideal basis for helping children to cope calmly and confidently with the many challenges they face growing up in the modern world, as well as providing them with a sound moral framework from which to approch life.
Buddha at Bedtime presents twenty lively retellings of classic Buddhist tales for parents to read to children. The captivating stories will not only fire your children's imagination and take them on a host of exotic adventures, but also encourage them to visualize all sorts of scenarios for themselves, bringing greater calm, enhanced creativity, increased self-confidence, and heightened empathy towards others. The vibrant artwork at the start of each tale draws a child into the action. And the key Buddhist message is highlighted at the end of each story, so that parents can use it as a springboard for further discussion.
Complete with an introduction for parents on the origins and key concepts of Buddhism and a concluding section of step-by-step meditations suitable for children, this charming book is a highly original and appealing way to introduce your children to the Buddhist tradition, helping them to grow into happy, peace-loving adults.
By Dharmachari Nagaraja
Published: Duncan Baird (May 6, 2008)
Format: SC, 144 pages, ages 4-8
Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.5 x 0.5 inches