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'What is the sound of one hand clapping?' Zen koans such as this one are a puzzle or seemingly paradoxical statement designed to help us breakthrough our usual ways of perceiving the world. Learn more about koans, including many more examples, in this article.
The Tibetan Art of Parenting - Review
The Tibetan Art of Parenting covers the cultural and spiritual beliefs that guide Tibetan parenting practices, from before conception through to early childhood. It covers Tibetans beliefs regarding karma, rebirth and subtle energies, as well as many pregnancy and childcare medical practices.
In each of the various cultures in which Buddhism has flourished, a rich set of symbols have developed to represent the Buddha and Buddhist teachings. View and discover the meanings of several in this article, including the Lotus Flower, Buddha's Eyes, the Endless Knot, and more.
Buddhism Book Shop
View some of my favorite Buddhist-based books, including those for children and teens. Many of these are suitable for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists, focusing on how developing mindfulness and compassion can help us with the challenges we face in our everyday lives.
Buddhist Book Shop for Kids and Teens
Favorites amongst the books I have reviewed for kids and teens, sorted by age group.
The Six Realms of Existence in Buddhism
Buddhism defines six realms of existence that beings may be born into based on karma, from a god-realm to hell. Learn what these realms are, and why a human birth is considered the most auspicious.
Taking the Leap, by Buddhist Nun Pema Chodron
Buddhist nun Pema Chodron's latest book offers insight into how we can work with the triggers of our daily lives, and transmute them into opportunities for spiritual growth and awakening. Buddhists and non-Buddhists will benefit from this gem of a book.
Book Review - Women of Wisdom
Lama Tsultrim Allione is one of the leading women Buddhist teachers in the West today, and this book includes both her own compelling personal story, as well as the sacred biographies of six historical Tibetan Buddhist yoginis.
Buddhist-Inspired Coloring Sheets
Whether you are a teacher or parent, coloring pages are a great tool for teaching children about Buddhism. And for adults, coloring Buddhist-inspired geometric patterns called mandalas is an excellent form of meditation and stress management.
Padmasambhava - Founder of Tibetan Buddhism
Padmasambhava, an Indian Buddhist master, came to Tibet at the invitation of a Tibetan King to teach, thus creating the founding teachings of Tibetan Buddhism.
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