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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
Thich Nhat Hanh presents Buddhist teachings in child-friendly parables, offering a colorful introduction to mindfulness for kids ages 5-10.

This expanded edition now includes Under the Rose Apple Tree and several new stories—plus over 2 dozen practices for kids and grown-ups.

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:
 
• How to handle anger
• How to live in the present moment
• How to recognize the interconnectedness of all things.
• Practices for transforming anger or unhappiness
• Techniques for connecting to the wonders of nature and the present moment
• And more!

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.

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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Thich Nhat Hanh presents Buddhist teachings in child-friendly parables, offering a colorful introduction to mindfulness for kids ages 5-10.

This expanded edition now includes Under the Rose Apple Tree and several new stories—plus over 2 dozen practices for kids and grown-ups.

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:
 
• How to handle anger
• How to live in the present moment
• How to recognize the interconnectedness of all things.
• Practices for transforming anger or unhappiness
• Techniques for connecting to the wonders of nature and the present moment
• And more!

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.

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.