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The Buddhism for Children series invites children to make a journey of self-discovery and self-improvement to help them realize their full potential.
The purpose is not to convert them to Buddhism but simply to show how everyone, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, can learn something from the teachings of Buddha.
These books address the reader in a mature fashion, using the life and teachings of Buddha as a basis for exploring many of the issues and concerns that confront children today. And although these books are written principally for children, anyone who wants a clear explanation of the essence of Buddhism and how it applies to modern living will benefit greatly from reading them.
The Story of Angulimala
A beautifully illustrated story of hope and personal transformation from the life of Buddha that addresses many of the issues confronting children today.
- How to stop being angry and harmful
- How to be calm and peaceful
- How to be loving and kind towards each other
The Story of Buddha
The story of Buddha’s life is timeless and is as relevant today as it was 2,500 years ago when Buddha was still alive.
It shows how we can learn to maintain a peaceful mind all the time so that we can be happy all the time, and in this way fulfill our own wishes as well as the wishes of all our friends.
Few can fail to be inspired by this powerful story.
What is Buddhism?
This book introduces the mind, as distinct from the brain, and invites the reader to explore and develop their mind using scientific methods taught by Buddha.
It shows how the problems we encounter in life do not exist outside of ourself, but are part of our mind that experiences unpleasant feelings.
Learning to control our mind, especially our desires, is the only way to bring all our problems to an end.
What is Meditation?
We know from our own experience that when our mind is peaceful we are happy all the time, even if our external conditions are poor, but when our mind is not peaceful we are not happy, even if our external conditions are excellent.
The method to make our mind peaceful is by training in meditation.
This book explains a simple breathing meditation suitable for all ages and briefly introduces more advanced forms of meditation.
About the Author
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a world-renowned Buddhist meditation master who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society.
Through his personal example and his public teachings and writings he demonstrates how everyone, whether Buddhist or non-Buddhist, can learn to become wiser and more compassionate by following the advice of Buddha.