A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles

A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles

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by Thich Nhat Hanh, Wietske Vriezen
     
 

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Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and completely unique technique to introduce children to the calming practice of meditation. Developed by Zen master, best selling author, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet contains complete instructions for pebble meditation designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that

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Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and completely unique technique to introduce children to the calming practice of meditation. Developed by Zen master, best selling author, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet contains complete instructions for pebble meditation designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Whether practiced alone or with the whole family, pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions.

Beautiful color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds (ISBN-13: 978-1-935209-80-5) and Mindful Movements (978-1-888375-79-4).

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A Handful of Quiet is a lovingly illustrated book that brings this meditation to life. All you’ll need to practice it is a quiet spot and four ordinary pebbles." —Shambhala Sun

"For those times when you feel the need to give your children something more than your non-distracted attention, give them A Handful of Quiet. But first, take two handfuls for yourself." - Karen Maezen Miller author of Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood

"In a world that often buzzes and booms at children, this book offers a genuine place of peace. In A Handful of Quiet Thich Nhat Hanh has crafted an oasis for the soul and spirit that will serve your child throughout life."
Kim John Payne M.ED. Author of Simplicity Parenting

"Utilizes the child's imagination and invites them to enter meditation with joy and delight. I highly recommend this little jewel of a book.” Jacqueline Kramer author of Buddha Mom

Praise for A Pebble for Your Pocket:
“This book is a gem from a true spiritual master.” — Parenting with Spirit

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937006211
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
50,515
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

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. His previous books for children include, A Pebble for Your Pocket, The Coconut Monk and The Hermit and the Well. He lives at Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels worldwide, leading retreats on “the art of mindful living.”
Illustrator Wietske Vriezen was born in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. She met Thich Nhat Hanh during a retreat in Holland in 2000 and was touched deeply by his mindfulness teachings and practices. Since then, she has illustrated a number of books based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh most recently Planting Seeds and Mindful Movements. She lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands where she works as a psychologist with gifted children.

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