Children will love learning the calming power of meditation alongside Ziji, a playful puppy. Ziji is a noisy, bouncy puppy who lives with the Anderson family: Mom, Dad, Jenny, and Baby Jack. He loves to bark and play and—most of all—chase pigeons in the park. Then one day, Ziji sees a new boy from Jenny’s school, Nico, sitting in the park. What is Nico doing? Why does he look so calm and happy? Ziji can’t wait to find out. This book, written by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, one of the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters, will teach your child the basics of meditation in a fun and engaging way. Included after the story is a guide for parents and teachers with more information on what meditation is and how it can be helpful as well as suggestions on how children can continue to practice meditation on their own.
Born in the Himalayan border regions between Tibet and Nepal, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a rising star among new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. His candid, often humorous accounts of his often personal difficulties have endeared him to audiences around the world. His bestselling book The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. Rinpoche is the author of Joyful Wisdom and, with Torey Hayden, Ziji: The Puppy Who Learned to Meditate.
Born in Montana, <b>Torey Hayden</b> has spent most of adult life working with children in distress. Now living in Great Britain, she provides counseling and advice services for several child-oriented charities. Torey is best known as the author of numerous internationally bestselling books about her experiences as a special education teacher and therapist, such as <i>One Child</i>, <i>Ghost Girl</i>, and <i>Just Another Kid</i>. She’s also published three novels and <i>The Very Worst Thing</i>, a story for eight- to twelve-year-olds.