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A Pebble for Your Pocket

Mindful Stories for Children and Grown-ups

Paperback
$12.95 US
5.75"W x 8"H x 0.38"D   | 7 oz | 60 per carton
On sale Apr 09, 2006 | 144 Pages | 978-1-935209-45-4
Age 8-12 years | Grades 3-7
Basic Buddhist teachings presented in an easy, conversational style, comprised of parables and stories from the world-renowned spiritual teacher’s own childhood experiences

A significantly expanded edition combining the previous edition with Under the Rose Apple Tree, plus several new stories—over 2 dozen practices for kids and grown-ups to do together

Written in a highly accessible style that doesn’t rely on lot of jargon or difficult vocabulary, Thich Nhat Hanh emphasizes the importance of the present moment through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories.

Young readers will learn about handling anger, living in the present moment, and 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 or unhappiness. They’ll learn techniques to reconnect to the wonders of nature and the joy of living in the present moment.

This revised edition contains teachings and stories that the whole family can benefit from, as well as practices such as transforming anger in the family, instructions on how to invite the bell, breathing and sitting meditation, touching the Buddha inside, and others.

These simple teachings on spirituality and awareness provide thought-provoking advice and practices for children to use again and again.

Including 10 black & white illustrations by Philippe Ames and Nguyen Thi Hop.
Thich Nhat Hanh was a world-renowned spiritual teacher and peace activist. Born in Vietnam in 1926, he became a Zen Buddhist monk at the age of 16. Over 7 decades of teaching, he published more than 100 books, which have sold more than 4 million copies in the United States alone.

Exiled from Vietnam in 1966 for promoting peace, his teachings on Buddhism as a path to social and political transformation are responsible for bringing the mindfulness movement to Western culture.

He established the international Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in France, now the largest Buddhist monastery in Europe and the heart of a growing community of mindfulness practice centers around the world. He passed away in 2022 at the age of 95 at his root temple, Tu Hieu, in Hue, Vietnam.

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Basic Buddhist teachings presented in an easy, conversational style, comprised of parables and stories from the world-renowned spiritual teacher’s own childhood experiences

A significantly expanded edition combining the previous edition with Under the Rose Apple Tree, plus several new stories—over 2 dozen practices for kids and grown-ups to do together

Written in a highly accessible style that doesn’t rely on lot of jargon or difficult vocabulary, Thich Nhat Hanh emphasizes the importance of the present moment through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories.

Young readers will learn about handling anger, living in the present moment, and 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 or unhappiness. They’ll learn techniques to reconnect to the wonders of nature and the joy of living in the present moment.

This revised edition contains teachings and stories that the whole family can benefit from, as well as practices such as transforming anger in the family, instructions on how to invite the bell, breathing and sitting meditation, touching the Buddha inside, and others.

These simple teachings on spirituality and awareness provide thought-provoking advice and practices for children to use again and again.

Including 10 black & white illustrations by Philippe Ames and Nguyen Thi Hop.

Author

Thich Nhat Hanh was a world-renowned spiritual teacher and peace activist. Born in Vietnam in 1926, he became a Zen Buddhist monk at the age of 16. Over 7 decades of teaching, he published more than 100 books, which have sold more than 4 million copies in the United States alone.

Exiled from Vietnam in 1966 for promoting peace, his teachings on Buddhism as a path to social and political transformation are responsible for bringing the mindfulness movement to Western culture.

He established the international Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in France, now the largest Buddhist monastery in Europe and the heart of a growing community of mindfulness practice centers around the world. He passed away in 2022 at the age of 95 at his root temple, Tu Hieu, in Hue, Vietnam.

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