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Parallax Press is here for you. This is a revealing time when raw uncertainty, physical awareness, and powerful global disruption are coming home and touching each of us, personally. 

What do we see? We see that mindfulness practice is not just a societal trend, but an absolute necessity for us to exist in this unfolding reality and come out the other side. When we look deeply into the effects of COVID-19, we see the truth of our profound interconnectedness with each other and all of humanity—our interbeing, as Thich Nhat Hanh says. Your health and well-being, your safety and freedom from harm are also ours. We inter-are with each other.

With this in mind, we’ve put together two book collections that can help.

 

30% off Children’s and Classroom Books

Our Plum Blossom Books imprint is a haven of mindfulness books for kids, parents, and educators.
Our whole library of children’s books is now 30% off with code BREATHE.
We vow to keep it that way until schools return to session.

  • A Handful of Quiet

    Happiness in Four Pebbles

    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....

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  • A Pebble for Your Pocket

    Mindful Stories for Children and Grown-ups

    Drawn from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talks given to young people, A Pebble for Your Pocket presents the basic teachings of the Buddha in accessible and modern language. Combining the...

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  • Anh’s Anger

    This wonderful and engaging story gives children and caregivers a concrete practice for dealing with anger and other difficult emotions. In Anh’s Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather...

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  • Awakening Joy for Kids

    A Hands-on Guide for Grown-ups to Nourish Themselves and Raise Mindful, Happy Children

    2016 Nautilus Book Award – Gold Medal, Parenting & Family Spirit Rock founder, author, and teacher James Baraz’s Awakening Joy offers his large and devoted readership a program to gain...

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  • Baby Present

    Baby Present combines the inherent love babies have for one another with a tongue-in-cheek take on mindfulness for their parents and caretakers. This is for the perfect gift for the...

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  • Charlotte and the Quiet Place

    2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award - Gold Winner 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) - Silver Medal Winner 2015 National Parenting Publications (NPPA) - Bronze Award Winner Charlotte...

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    Each Breath a Smile

    Based on teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh; Written down by Sister Thuc Nghiem; Illustrated by Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong

    Inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, in Each Breath a Smile children learn how to calm body and mind and enjoy the present moment.

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  • Fear, Illustrated

    Transforming What Scares Us

    Fear, Illustrated is a visually stunning, light-hearted, and compelling visual exploration of the fears people confront in their daily lives. For many years artist Julie Elman has collected common and not-so-common...

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  • Girls Rising

    A Guide to Nurturing a Confident and Soulful Adolescent

    This guide for adults working with adolescent girls will help them explore and develop their emotional, social, and spiritual selves. Young people are hungry and capable of engaging in meaningful...

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  • Happy Teachers Change the World

    A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education

    Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative guide to the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels,...

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  • Is Nothing Something?

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

    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...

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  • Mindful Arts in the Classroom

    Stories and Creative Activities for Social and Emotional Learning

    Written especially for the teacher or camp director who wants to bring mindfulness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and the arts into their busy day through storytelling and fun games,...

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  • Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That

    Mr. Pack Rat is a particularly acquisitive small mammal with a hoarding problem (sound like someone you know?). Through trial and error, he begins to question whether having more things...

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  • My Name is Zedonk

    In the 2010 Census, almost 10 million Americans identified as multiracial. As our population grows, more and more families will be made up of people who may not look just...

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  • Once Upon a Tree

    This fable of a little leaf looking for his purpose will delight children and their caretakers.

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  • Peace, Bugs, and Understanding

    An Adventure in Sibling Harmony

    Lily and her little sister Ruby are having a picnic when Ruby spoils their game of checkers. Lily lashes out but soon gets absorbed in a wonderful book, the story...

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  • Peace, Love, Action!

    Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z

    Peace, Love, Action! is an illustrated, illuminated A-Z of everyday actions that directly make a peaceful, fun, and vibrant world. With original artworks bringing each action to life, "make friends," "go...

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  • Planting Seeds

    Practicing Mindfulness with Children

    Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children is the fruit of decades of development and innovation in the Plum Village community's collective practice with children. Based on Thich Nhat Hanh's thirty...

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  • Puppy Mind

    In this picture book for children and adults, illustrated by Jim Durk, who is adored by thousands of children for his many Clifford the Big Red Dog and Thomas the...

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  • Steps and Stones

    An Anh's Anger Story

    When Anh’s friends leave and he feels left out at school, his anger shows up to keep him company. Anh the protagonist of Gail Silver’s previous book Anh’s Anger, is...

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  • Teach, Breathe, Learn

    Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom

    In Teach, Breathe, Learn, Meena Srinivasan highlights how mindfulness can be an effective tool in the classroom. What makes this book truly unique is her perspective as a classroom teacher,...

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  • The Lion in Me

    "When I feel anger start to roar, I take a deep breath and count to four..." In the latest picture book from educator Andrew Nance, author of the bestselling Puppy...

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  • Under the Rose Apple Tree

    In this sequel to A Pebble for Your Pocket, Zen teacher and poet Thich Nhat Hanh looks deeply at the issues that confront young people in today's society. Applying his...

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The Best Books for Dealing with Difficulty

These are our very best titles directed at two things:
Dealing with distress, and developing a supportive meditation practice wherever you may be.

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  • Biography of Silence

    An Essay on Meditation

    A publishing phenomenon in Spain—a moving, lyrical, far-ranging meditation on the deep joys of confronting oneself through silence by a Spanish priest and Zen disciple. 

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  • How to Relax

    In How to Relax, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh shares inspiration and clear, simple directions for exploring mindfulness meditation. With sections on healing, relief from nonstop thinking, transforming unpleasant sounds, solitude,...

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  • How to Sit

    To sit is to restore ourselves, to become fully present and fully alive in the here and now.—Thich Nhat Hanh How to Sit provides simple directions on the mechanics of posture...

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  • Making Space

    Creating a Home Meditation Practice

    Find peace and calm amid the busyness of your life with this new book by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Designed to be both inspiration and guidebook for those new...

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  • No Mud, No Lotus

    The Art of Transforming Suffering

    The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering...

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  • Sacred Places

    A Mindful Journey and Coloring Book

    In this second book in our Mindful Journey Coloring Book series, Thich Nhat Hanh’s wisdom is paired with black-and-white renderings of magical places and simple interiors created by multi- faceted...

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  • Solid Ground

    Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times

    Solid Ground: Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times is a lively and topical book that offers guidance on how to respond to the individual crises that inevitably arise in all of...

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  • The Nest in the Stream

    Lessons from Nature on Being with Pain

    A concise and inspirational book for anyone dealing with pain by a long time palliative care doctor who is greatly inspired by Native American wisdom and the natural world. This...

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  • This Difficult Thing of Being Human

    The Art of Self-Compassion

    We all long for someone to offer us unconditional love and support. But what if that person is us? The practice of mindful self-compassion creates the space we need so...

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  • What Now?

    Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond

    Buddhist teachings and meditation offer a roadmap to help college students and others in early adulthood incorporate mindfulness into their lives as a means of facing the myriad struggles unique to this stage of life.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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