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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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Book Review: “I See You, Buddha!”

December 5, 2022
A beautifully illustrated book about bowing that broadens the conventional understanding of why we make this gesture.

Book Review: The Hero of Compassion

November 26, 2022
An inspiring book by Harry Einhorn, who is a composer, artist, meditation instructor and MWE dharma learning specialist. Published by Bala Kids, this book is a simple story that describes the aspirations and activities of Lokeshvara, and how he came to have a thousand arms and eyes.

Book review: Discovering Buddhism

November 5, 2022
A clearly written and comprehensive introduction to the history, philosophy and culture of Buddhism, written by Dominique Side. Side’s book is an excellent resource for teachers, parents and teens interested in Buddhism. Originally written as a high school textbook for the British school system, it is easy to navigate and provides thought-provoking questions.

Book Review: Sophie Learns to Be Brave

October 30, 2022
Roshi Joan Halifax wrote Sophie Learns to Be Brave about a young girl and her encounters with a dog who teaches her friendship, presence, loss, and bravery. Sophie and the old dog cross paths in the midst of a wild storm. A mantra helps Sophie through her fears and can help readers through theirs.

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
This complete, free book is offered through the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, and was written by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche for parents. While the intended audience is parents who are Buddhist, there is much wisdom and practical advice here for anyone who wishes to be of benefit to children

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.
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