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Three Heart-Warming and Profound Illustrated Books to Introduce Your Little One to Buddhism

Dec 14, 2020

 

1) Guan Yin: The Buddha’s HelperThe Buddha's Helper Covert

Written by Bhikshuni Jin Rou and Terri Nicholson. Illustrated by Bhikshuni Heng Ching 

A 2019 Nautilus Silver Medal winner, in this book you will discover Guan Yin, the Buddha’s helper. This colorful book is full of relatable situations and allows children to get to know the compassionate heart of Guan Yin, as well as their own potential to be calm, caring, and peaceful.

 

2) Mop Rides the Waves of Life: A Story of Mindfulness and Surfing 

Mop Rides the Waves of Life CoverWritten by Jaimal Yogis. Illustrated by Matthew Allen.

In this beautifully illustrated book, you will meet Mop, a young child who loves being in the ocean. The distinctive illustrations of Allen bring you into Mop’s journey as Yogis skilfully introduces children to the essential skills for riding the waves, both in the ocean of life. 

 

3) Meditation Handbook 

Written by Reverend Heng Sure and Chin He. Illustrated by Guo He Shr. 

A simple and approachable book for introducing young children to the principles of meditation. Going through the various types of meditation as well as explaining the purpose of meditation, kids can get a sense of this profound grounding practice.