Help kids learn to face their fears and self-soothe with this adorable puppy companion. Ziji is a bouncy puppy who lives with the Anderson family: Mom, Dad, Jenny, and Baby Jack. He loves to play and chase balls in the park with Jenny and their friend Nico. Then one day, an angry man shouts at Ziji and scares him so much he never wants to go back to the park again. Can Nico show him how to calm his mind and face his fears? Renowned meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche shows young children how following our breath can calm us down—and how practicing compassion shows us that even Very Scary Men can be frightened sometimes too. A detailed appendix gives further guidance for parents.
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, Torey Hayden 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 One Child, Ghost Girl, and Just Another Kid. She’s also published three novels and The Very Worst Thing, a story for eight- to twelve-year-olds.