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MWE celebrates the power of the written word to ignite the imagination and bring clarity. From time to time we will review books that touch upon themes of education and dharma. Some of these books are for children, some are for adults. We also welcome recommendations from our users.

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Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists

July 4, 2022
Chenxing Han contributes a dynamic and eloquent voice in modern Buddhist discourse. Her writing, workshops, and other initiatives are shifting perspectives in ways that support the future of Buddhism. In this, her first book, she "offers an illuminating analysis of the intersection of race and privilege within American Buddhist communities.” (Publishers Weekly ​starred review)

Thank You, Percival

May 12, 2021
Book review by Sally Devorsine: Percival the puppy teaches children how to juggle emotions and distractions and find inner peace.

The Power of Love Is Always Available

May 7, 2021
Maya van der Meer talks about her new children's book that tells the story of Kuan Yin, the Buddhist deity of compassion.

Joyful Parents, Successful Children: A Free Book by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

February 9, 2021
As Buddhist parents, we have a special and very important responsibility to ensure that our children not only receive a good worldly education but are also educated to be good-hearted human beings. In this book, Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how we can teach our children the good qualities and behavior that are essential for achieving every type of happiness, both short- and long-term.

Gabi Garcia’s Children’s Books

December 9, 2020
Gabi Garcia writes her children's books to support parents and educators in nurturing mindfulness and awareness in children.

Kerry MacLean’s Children’s Books

December 8, 2020
Kerry Lee MacLean has written a number of award-winning children's books that present such practices as mindfulness, meditation, and compassion.

The “Now I Know…” book series by Sally Devorsine

November 30, 2020
About the Now I Know... book series by Sally Devorsine

Review of Our Animal Neighbors

September 14, 2020
A review of the new book by Matthieu Ricard and Jason Gruhl that offers a friendly perspective on how we relate to the beings with whom we share earth.

The Barefoot King: From Early Sketches to Final Paintings with Illustrator Olivia Holden

August 6, 2020
Olivia Holden shares her process, from early character sketches to final paintings for The Barefoot King! See how she developed King Creet's expressions and how she decided on the rich color palate for the book.