This book, written by renowned meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and educational psychologist Torey Hayden shows young children how following our breath can calm us down—and how practicing compassion shows us that even Very Scary Men can be frightened sometimes too.
A detailed appendix at the end of the book gives further guidance for parents and teachers.
A very special book for children aged 4 to 8 written by Torey and Tibetan lama and meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche which, along with the story of Ziji’s adventures, includes an appendix for parents and teachers with suggestions for using meditation with young children.
Ziji is a noisy, bouncy puppy who lives with the Anderson family – Mom, Dad, Jenny and Baby Jack.
He loves to bark and play and – most of all –chase pigeons in the park.
Then one day Ziji sees the new boy from Jenny’s school, Nico, sitting in the park. What is Nico doing? Why does he look so calm and happy? Ziji can’t wait to find out.
He isn’t good at school, or talking to people, or making friends. He’s been in six different foster homes, and he can’t really remember his parents. It seems like he’ll never have anything all his own.
Then he finds an owl egg. With the help of Mab, the skinny “girl genius” of his class, he names it King Arthur and sets out to hatch and raise an owl of his very own. As they wait for King Arthur to hatch and as they raise the funny-looking owl chick, Mab and David become true friends.
But Mab’s father thinks they should return King Arthur to the wild. Can David give up his owl? Is it even the right thing to do? What can David do if the worst thing of all happens?