The Buddha's Apprentice at Bedtime by Dharmachari Nagaraja
Tales of Compassion and Kindness for You to Read with Your Child - to Delight and Inspire

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It fills a niche for Buddhist families, but it’s not really for the uninitiated.
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Practising Buddhist and master storyteller Dharmachari Nagaraja weaves a thrilling narrative spell while at the same time conveying basic life lessons that will help children to develop their personality, deal with their anxieties, and find peace and confidence as they grow up. The stories explore themes from the Eightfold Path, which is Buddhism's practical route to a happy life. Topics covered, with the lightest of touches, include speaking in a kind and truthful manner, behaving with compassion, thinking selflessly and avoiding the pitfalls of egotism. Although providing gentle guidance on the art of living well, which is the basis of true happiness, each story is also compelling in its own right, featuring characters, settings and events that every child will find absorbing. Each narrative concludes with an affirmation that helps to draw out its positive message, while the superb, specially commissioned illustrations will delight your child and provide a starting-point for discussion and further enjoyment. The helpful introduction provides insights into the value of Buddhist principles for children and shows how visualisation, imaginative thinking and even first steps in meditation can help to nurture young minds and hearts.

 

About Dharmachari Nagaraja

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Dharmachari Nagaraja was ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 1993 and is an experienced broadcaster. Now living in Glasgow, he works as a psychotherapist. He is the author of Buddha at Bedtime (Watkins).
 
Published July 4, 2013 by Watkins Publishing. 128 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Parenting & Relationships, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books. Fiction
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on May 23 2013

It fills a niche for Buddhist families, but it’s not really for the uninitiated.

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