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A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles
Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and completely unique technique to introduce children to the calming practice of meditation. Developed by Zen master, best selling author, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet contains complete instructions for pebble meditation designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on thei ...more
Kindle Edition, 64 pages
Published September 13th 2008 by Plum Blossom
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Sep 13, 2015 The Styling Librarian rated it really liked it · review of another edition
A Handful of Quiet – Happiness in Four Pebbles by Thich Nhat Hanh – 1st grade and up through adult – this is a great book for practicing mindfulness activities and meditation with children. I also see the opportunity for adults to benefit. This is an interesting way to focus the mind. Appreciated the simplicity and flexibility of it.
Jan 29, 2014 Maggie rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
in our fast-paced world, simple may seem simplistic. until a person PRACTICES simple and then simple emerges as serious. that's what everything i read or listen to from thich nhat hanh turns on: the simple, simply presented leading to practice that seems impossible yet helpful along the journey. this book is designed for children. try it with them. try it for yourself. simple when rooted in Reality is never as easy as it looks and certainly never turns toward the simple-minded. highly recommende ...more
4.5 stars. The only thing I would have preferred is that the meditation cards come out with maybe a pocket to put them back in (just because I think this is something my kids would like and something that would be simple for our own family). The meditations is lovely and one I hope to make a regular practice with my children.
This book provides a wonderful way to introduce adolescents to meditation. I am a therapist and have used this with teenagers successfully. Today's teens are faced with many stressors every single day, and by practicing mindful meditation daily, it can help improve their lives. Research has indicated that meditation can help teenagers have more self confidence and self esteem, improve concentration, and bring about more self awareness. It can also improve their sleep, which in turn can help impr ...more
I think this book makes mediation and mindfulness easily accessible and understandable for children. I might actually use it myself! Unfortunately, I'm not sure how this would go over in my public school.
Jul 26, 2015 Mary Fletcher rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Simple meditation for children and adults. Book contains a few activities to go along with the meditation, but the content was repeated and stretched a bit to fill a book. Would make a nice gift for a child in elementary school.
Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist who now lives in southwest France where he was in exile for many years. Born Nguyễn Xuân Bảo, Thích Nhất Hạnh joined a Zen (Vietnamese: Thiền) monastery at the age of 16, and studied Buddhism as a novitiate. Upon his ordination as a monk in 1949, he assumed the Dharma name Thích Nhất Hạnh. Thích is an honorary ...moreMore about Thich Nhat Hanh...