A Handful of Quiet

Happiness in Four Pebbles

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

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Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and completely unique technique to introduce children to the calming practice of meditation. Developed by Zen master, best selling author, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet contains complete instructions for pebble meditation designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Whether practiced alone or with the whole family, pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions. Beautiful color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds (ISBN-13: 978-1-935209-80-5) and Mindful Movements (978-1-888375-79-4).

A Handful of Quiet

Happiness in Four Pebbles

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006263

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

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A Handful of Quiet presents one of the best known and most innovative meditation practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh as part of the Plum Village community's practice with children. Pebble meditation is a playful and fun activity that parents and educators can do with their children to introduce them to meditation. It is designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Practicing pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions. A Handful of Quiet is a concrete activity that parents and educators can introduce to children in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting. Any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation, and awareness in children will find this unique meditation guide helpful. Children can also enjoy doing pebble meditation on their own. Beautiful color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds (ISBN-13: 978-1-935209-80-5) and Mindful Movements (978-1-888375-79-4).

Mindful Movements

Ten Exercises for Well-Being

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209833

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 62

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Over the years, Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastic community in Plum Village, have developed more and more ways to integrate mindfulness practices into every aspect of their daily life. A few years back Thich Nhat Hanh began to develop gentle exercises based on Yoga and Tai Chi movements. Initially designed as mindful stretching breaks between long periods of sitting meditation, Mindful Movements became a popular tool to complement to sitting meditation extending Thich Nhat Hanh's trademark gentle approach to Buddhist teachings into a series of physical movements. These movements enjoy a growing popularity amongst his students and have become integral part of his retreats. These simple and effective practices are meant to reduce stress and tension to help the practitioner gain the serenity he needs to return to a state of mindfulness. When done as part of a full mediation practice, theses movements can address mental, emotional, and physical stress. Offered to the general public for the first time, the Mindful Movements have been lovingly illustrated by one of Thich Nhat Hanh's long-time practitioner, Wietske Vriezen. Drawn in a whimsical and immediately appealing style the booklet presents 10 routines that can be practiced by people of all ages and body types whether they are already familiar with mindfulness practices or not. The Mindful Movements are designed to be accessible to as many people as possible. Far from being another exercise program, Mindful Movements is for all those wanting to add a gentle but physical element to their meditation practice.They can be practiced before or after sitting meditation, at home, or at work - any time you have a few minutes to refresh your body and quiet your mind. For those new to meditation they are a great, non-threatening way to get acquainted with mindfulness as a complete and multi-faceted practice. For those who already have an established sitting practice Mindful Movements will come as a welcomed addition to their practice. Includes 35 minute DVD of Thich Nhat Hanh and members of his Plum Village Sangha demonstrating Mindful Movements. With little film footage of Thich Nhat Hanh available the sequence of the enclosed DVD that feature him demonstrating these exercises will be a welcome bonus. Booklet features a foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh and Introduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn [TBC]

Planting Seeds

Practicing Mindfulness with Children

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209809

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Based on the Plum Village retreat program through which families with children practice mindfulness, meditation and peaceful communication, a book-and-CD set outlines activities and curricula that can be incorporated into school and community settings to build supportive, mutually beneficial environments. Original.

The Coconut Monk

Author: Thich Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375973

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Based on the life of a Buddhist monk, presents the story of a simple monk and his two friends, a cat and mouse, who live in harmony and advocate for peace. Reprint.

Under the Rose Apple Tree

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375043

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Presents teachings, stories, and practices that are meant to help the reader "touch the Buddha inside."

Is Nothing Something?

Kids' Questions and Zen Answers About Life, Death, Family, Friendship, and Everything in Between

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006654

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children of all ages. Illustrated with original full-color artwork by Jessica McClure, Is Nothing Something? will help adults plant the seeds of mindfulness in the young children in their lives. Beginning with the most basic questions, “What is important in life?” and “Why is my brother mean to me?” and progressing through issues that we all wrestle with, such as “How do I know if I really love somebody?”, “How long am I going to live?”, and “What does God look like?”, each page presents a question with a short answer from Thich Nhat Hanh, appropriate for beginning readers to work with on their own. The back of the book has the first complete children’s biography of Thich Nhat Hanh, along with basic, kid-friendly instructions for mindful breathing and mindful walking. Both humorous and profound, Is Nothing Something? is the perfect resource for kids with questions, adults looking to answer them, and anyone with questions of their own.

Child's Mind

Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed

Author: Christopher Willard

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209620

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

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The interest in teaching meditation to children is growing rapidly, as a number of recent stories in the mainstream media have documented. Child's Mind aims to teach parents and child professionals how to integrate mindfulness into their work with children and teach both young children and adolescents the basics of mindfulness and meditation. The book is a great resource for anyone who work with young people, including family coordinators at retreat centers, religious instructors in a range of traditions, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals. Child's Mind aims to teach children the power that comes with the comfort of just being, as well as the capacity to be, be aware, and be comfortable with oneself.

A Pebble for Your Pocket

Author: Thich Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209450

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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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.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

Author: Eline Snel

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

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This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

Take the Time

Mindfulness for Kids

Author: Maud Roegiers

Publisher: Magination Press

ISBN: 9781433807961

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Via rhythms and imagery, guides a child toward self-awareness and mindfulness, tools which may help him or her calm down and feel better when out-of-sorts.

Moody Cow Meditates

Author: Kerry Lee MacLean

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086171573X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Moody Cow has a lot of angry thoughts after a frustrating day, but his grandfather sets up a Mind Jar with sparkles and shows him that just as the sparkles settle in the jar, Moody Cow's angry thoughts can settle through meditation.

Peaceful Piggy Meditation

Author: Kerry Lee MacLean

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 0807593052

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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What can you do when you’re mad, sad, or anxious? Find a quiet spot, sit, and breathe. When you meditate every day, your mind stays happy, and even bad days are a little easier.

Each Breath a Smile

Author: Sister Susan

Publisher: Plum Blossom Books

ISBN: 9781888375220

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Children learn how to connect with their breathing to help them experience calmness and enjoy a deeper relationship with their friends, family and the world"--T.p. verso.

Charlotte and the Quiet Place

Author: Deborah Sosin

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1941529038

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Gold Award Winner! 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medalist! 2015 National Parenting Publications Bronze Award Winner! Charlotte likes quiet. But wherever Charlotte goes, she is surrounded by noise, noise, noise—her yipping dog, Otto; the squeaky, creaky swings; the warbling, wailing sirens. Even in the library, children yammer and yell. Where can Charlotte find a quiet place? Sara Woolley’s magnificent watercolors bring Charlotte’s city to life when Otto leads her on a wild chase through the park. There, Charlotte discovers a quiet place where she never would have imagined! Sometimes children need a break from our noisy, over-stimulating world.Charlotte and the Quiet Place shows how a child learns and practices mindful breathing on her own and experiences the beauty of silence. All children will relate to the unfolding adventure and message of self-discovery and empowerment. Parents, teachers, and caretakers of highly active or sensitive children will find this story especially useful. From the Hardcover edition.

Bug in a Vacuum

Author: Mélanie Watt

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1770496459

Category: Grief

Page: 96

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Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda

Author: Lauren Alderfer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086171850X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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This wonderful picture book for children and adults alike introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a fun and exciting way. With the delightful Monkey and his serene friend Happy Panda guiding readers to a calmer and more attentive mind, this whimsical yet warm presentation will delight all readers. As our story begins, Monkey is not so mindful - his Monkey Mind constantly jumping from one thing to another - but he encounters a mysterious and playful friend in Happy Panda. Panda helps Monkey recognize the simple joy of doing what you're doing while you're doing it.

I Am Peace

A Book of Mindfulness

Author: Susan Verde

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present. Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde’s gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds’s expressive watercolor illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author’s note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored.

The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828146

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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A treasury of writings and teachings from the beloved Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Since Thich Nhat Hanh’s exile from his native Vietnam in 1966, this Zen Buddhist monk has gone on to become one of the most influential and beloved spiritual masters of our age. The seeming simplicity of his words belies the power of this teaching to touch the heart and mind and to inspire spiritual practice. These selections, taken from his many published works, together make up a concise introduction to all his major themes and distill his teachings on the transformation of individuals, relationships, and society. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Anh's Anger

Author: Gail Silver

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375949

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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When Anh becomes angry and says hurtful things, his grandfather tells him to go to his room and sit with his anger, which allows Anh to feel better. Based on teachings about mindfulness and Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh, and includes a list of retreat communities that practice mindful living.