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Buddha at Bedtime

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Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read With Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten, and Inspire.
By Dharmachari Nagaraja.
Filled with full-color illustrations throughout, this delightful book is packed with over twenty Buddhist-themed stories to read-aloud with a child. Each story's magical world not only prepares children for a good night's sleep, but also entertainingly teaches about empathy, compassion, and forgiveness. Ages 6 to 10 years.

The ancient wisdom of the Buddha is just as relevant to life in the West today as it was in the East more than 2,000 years ago. With its emphasis on peace, compassion, and mindfulness, it offers an ideal basis for helping children to cope calmly and confidently with the many challenges they face growing up in the modern world, as well as providing them with a sound moral framework from which to approach life.

Buddha at Bedtime presents twenty lively retellings of classic Buddhist tales for parents to read to children. The captivating stories will not only fire your children's imagination and take them on a host of exotic adventures, but also encourage them to visualize all sorts of scenarios for themselves, bringing greater calm, enhanced creativity, increased self-confidence, and heightened empathy toward others. The vibrant artwork at the start of each tale draws a child into the action. And the key Buddhist message is highlighted at the end of each story, so that parents can use it as a springboard for further discussion.

Complete with an introduction for parents on the origins and key concepts of Buddhism and a concluding section of step-by-step meditations suitable for children, this charming book is a highly original and appealing way to introduce your children to the Buddhist tradition, helping them to grow into happy, peace-loving adults.

Bedtime becomes a gentle journey of enlightenment in this beautiful volume of stories to share. Here is a magical collection of read-aloud stories which will draw your child into enchanting new worlds and help them to discover a treasury of Buddhist wisdom. From the tale of the Kind and Wise Stag with its message of forgiveness to the story of Two Ducks and a Turtle which will teach your child to think before speaking, this compendium of twenty stories will inspire, entertain, and enlighten kids of all ages at bedtime and help to:
- aid relaxation and prepare your child for a good night's sleep
- build a stronger bond between you and your child
- teach your child about empathy and showing compassion to others
- stimulate imagination, enhance creativity, and boost self-confidence
- encourage your child along the path of right living