A Pebble for Your Pocket

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Parallax Press, Apr 6, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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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.
 

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the master has really missed to state the birthland of Siddhartha Gautam. he only travelled to Urela. actually, the motherland of Siddhartha Gautam lies in the mid-southern part of Nepal, which is known as Lumbini and in this regard the master is back to state this fact.
so i humbly request the true master to kiss the birthland of Siddhartha.
though for us, the Lord rests in the soul of ours which is the true place for the true buddha and the true master will kiss it from his heart and soul...........
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Who Is the Buddha?
7
The Hermit and the Well
16
Present Moment Wonderful Moment
22
Return to Your Hermitage
28
The Lotus Pond
38
The Precious Gem
44
You Are a BuddhatoBe
49
Treehugging
91
Touching the Earth
93
Breathing Meditation
95
Sitting Meditation
99
Flower Arranging
102
Pebble Meditation
104
Walking Meditation
108
Yes Thanks
110

Stopping
53
You Have Never Been Born
62
The Two Promises
75
Chasing Clouds
77
Practices
81
Touching the Buddha Inside
83
Eating an Orange
87
Mindful Eating
89
Four Mantras
111
The Breathing Room
118
The Cake in the Refrigerator
121
Inviting the Bell
124
I Have Arrived
129
About Thich Nhat Hanh
131
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About the author (2010)

Born in Hue, Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist. In 1967, he was nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr., for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is author of more than one hundred books, sixty in English. Previous best selling books include The World We Have and Buddha Mind Buddha Body. He lives at Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels worldwide, leading retreats on “the art of mindful living.”
Philippe Ames was 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, including Meow Said the Mouse. He lives near Lausanne, Switzerland.

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