A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four PebblesSpiral bound
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- Publisher: Parallax Press
- Format: Spiral bound | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 147mm x 150mm x 13mm | 181g
- Publication date: 24 October 2012
- Publication City/Country: Berkeley
- ISBN 10: 1937006212
- ISBN 13: 9781937006211
- Illustrations note: Colour Illustrations
- Sales rank: 15,792
'A Handful of Quiet' presents one of the best known and most innovative meditation practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh as part of the Plum Village community's practice with children.
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Born in Hue, Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist. In 1967, he was nominated by Martin Luther King Jr., for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is author of more than one hundred books, sixty in English. His previous books for children include, "A Pebble for Your Pocket, The Coconut Monk" and "The Hermit and the Well." He lives at Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels worldwide, leading retreats on "the art of mindful living." Illustrator Wietske Vriezen was born in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. She met Thich Nhat Hanh during a retreat in Holland in 2000 and was touched deeply by his mindfulness teachings and practices. Since then, she has illustrated a number of books based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh most recently "Planting Seeds" and "Mindful Movements." She lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands where she works as a psychologist with gifted children.
""A Handful of Quiet" is a lovingly illustrated book that brings this meditation to life. All you'll need to practice it is a quiet spot and four ordinary pebbles." --Shambhala Sun "For those times when you feel the need to give your children something more than your non-distracted attention, give them "A Handful of Quiet". But first, take two handfuls for yourself." - Karen Maezen Miller author of "Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood" "In a world that often buzzes and booms at children, this book offers a genuine place of peace. In "A Handful of Quiet" Thich Nhat Hanh has crafted an oasis for the soul and spirit that will serve your child throughout life." Kim John Payne M.ED. Author of "Simplicity Parenting" "Utilizes the child's imagination and invites them to enter meditation with joy and delight. I highly recommend this little jewel of a book." Jacqueline Kramer author of "Buddha Mom"