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Khalil Bodhi
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Dhamma Books for Children

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:22 pm

Hello Everyone,

Please find a list of books I have personally bought and read to my kids. Please feel free to add your own below:

The Great Buddhist Stories: Omnibus http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9812618945 - Ven Dhammika compiled and edited these stories. Excellent work but a little sophisticated for younger kids (Ages 4 and up)

Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire http://www.amazon.com/dp/1844836231/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=2547533369&ref=pd_sl_72df6qp6ub_e - Written by someone practicing in the FWBO/Triratna Sangha; all in all good book with pretty illustrations and good for younger kids (3 and Up)

Buddha http://www.amazon.com/Buddha-Demi/dp/0805042032/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325787283&sr=8-1 - Demi - Beautiful illustrations but with a Mahayana flavor. Good for young ones. (Ages 3 and Up)

Jataka Tales: True Friends (Amar Chitra Katha)http://www.amazon.com/Jataka-Tales-Friends-Chitra-Katha/dp/8175081007/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325787629&sr=1-13 Great book with cool comic book illustrations better for older kids (4 and Up)
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Dhamma Books for Children

Postby cooran » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:57 pm

Hello all,

Buddhist Children’s e-books - free
http://www.buddhanet.net/ebooks_childrens.htm

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Chris
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Re: Dhamma Books for Children

Postby Reductor » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:58 am

Thank you khalil.
Thank you cooran.
Very helpful.
Michael

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72


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Re: Dhamma Books for Children

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:05 am

Browsing onwards from Cooran's link got me to http://www.amazon.com/Buddha-1-Kapilavastu-Osamu-Tezuka/dp/193223456X/ref=cm_lmf_tit_29_russss0
which I (obviously) haven't read but which looks good for slightly older children.

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Re: Dhamma Books for Children

Postby pilgrim » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:29 am

You might also be interested to learn about "Teaching Children to Walk the Path" , the work of Sukhani here
http://www.childrensdhamma.com/tcwp_program

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Re: Dhamma Books for Children

Postby cooran » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:51 am

Samsara Dog - by Helen Manos

''For we are all travelers on the wheel of life.
We halt, we pause and take new births.

Samsara Dog lived many lives.
Some of his lives were long.
Some lasted only a few days.
Dog never remembered them.
He lived each life as it came,
until he learned the most
important lesson of all.

Based on Buddhist concepts of Samsara and Nirvana, this moving story about love and life, death and dying, will touch every reader.''
http://www.kanemiller.com/book.asp?sku=385
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Re: Dhamma Books for Children

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:46 am

This book is not so much a book for children, but for parents. From a "quick flick" It looks excellent and was used to plan activities on a family-friendly retreat I just came back from:

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children
Thich Nhat Hanh

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You can read bits of it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Planting-Seeds-Pr ... 1935209809

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Mike


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