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Intro to Buddhism
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Planting Seeds, $32.95
"This delightful book is a distillation of decades of experience on the part of Thich Nhat Hanh's international Buddhist community concerning practical ways to nurture a foundation in mindfulness and heartfulness in children and those who care for them."
—Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn, Co-authors of Everyday Blessings
Planting Seeds offers insight, and a wide range of contemplative and fun activities that parents and educators can apply in school settings, in their local communities, or at home in a way that is meaningful and inviting to children. The activities are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, work with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication.
The accompanying CD has many inspiring songs from the book, along with beautiful, color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen. Edited by Sister Jewel.
ISBN: 9781935209805, Edited by Sister Jewel.
Paperback, 240 pages, with Audio CD, running time: 90 min.
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"With this wise and lovely book, Thich Nhat Hanh gives caregivers the tools to bring peace into every step of family life. His deceptively simple work with children is transformative and will benefit not only this generation, but generations to come."
—Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child
"Planting Seeds is a treasure, a thoughtful and accessible resource for any teacher or parent."
—Richard C. Brown, Contemplative Education Dept. Chair, Naropa University
"The simple practices in Planting Seeds offer each reader the gifts of true peace and happiness. Used regularly, these practices can help transform our homes, schools, and communities."
—Amy Saltzman, M.D. Director, Association for Mindfulness in Education
"This paperback abounds with down-to-earth exercises, songs, games, and questions in chapters which encompass many aspects of the spiritual adventure." Spirituality & Practice
Sister Jewel grew up in Chicago, USA and in Nairobi, Kenya. After doing a Masters in Anthropology with a focus on Education, she was ordained a nun by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1999, and became a Dharma Teacher in 2007. She deeply enjoys sharing the practice with children and young people. She currently lives at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism, in Waldbrol, Germany, where she offers mindfulness classes for children, both at the EIAB and at local schools. She also travels to different countries to offer retreats and days of mindfulness for children, families and teachers.
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