"Anywhere you see love and understanding, there is the Buddha. Anyone can be a Buddha. Do not imagine that the Buddha is a statue or someone who has a fancy halo around his or her head or wears a yellow robe. A Buddha is a person who is aware of what is going on inside and around him or her and has a lot of understanding and compassion." —Thich Nhat Hanh, from A Pebble for Your Pocket
Drawn from Dharma talks given directly to young people, replete with contemporary illustrations, A Pebble for Your Pocket presents the basic teachings of the Buddha in accessible and modern language. Through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories, young people learn about handling anger, living in the present moment, and "interbeing" —the interconnectedness of all things. Thich Nhat Hanh teaches ways to practice mindfulness in order to cultivate peace and happiness and to awaken the Buddha-nature that exists in all of us. From his deep love of children comes A Pebble for Your Pocket. Ages 8-12.
"This book is a gem from a true spiritual master." —Parenting with Spirit, Vol. 6, No.4