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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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The Barefoot King

July 1, 2020
Based on the ancient wisdom of the Buddhist sage Shantideva, this story shows how we can find creative solutions when something is difficult or makes us frustrated.

Review of The Life of the Buddha

June 16, 2020
A review of this exquisitely illustrated children's book that recounts Prince Siddhartha’s journey of truth-seeking and discovery, including his life-altering encounters with human suffering and his realization of the Four Noble Truths. 

Krit Dreams of Dragon Fruit

May 28, 2020
About the book Krit Dreams of Dragon Fruit: A Story of Leaving and Finding Home

Breathing Makes It Better

May 28, 2020
About the book Breathing Makes It Better: A Book for Sad Days, Mad Days, Glad Days, and All the Feelings In-Between

Anytime Yoga

May 28, 2020
Simple yoga poses for kids ages 3–7 to practice throughout the day, for energy in the morning, focus during the day, and calm when they need a break.

9 Books about the Life of the Buddha

April 28, 2020
Middle Way Education reviews 9 English-language books about the life of the Buddha.

Review of Sitting Still Like a Frog (+ Free Download)

April 16, 2020
Sitting Still Like a Frog offers a wealth of mindfulness, awareness, and practice resources for children in the classroom and at home.

40 Children’s Books that Teach Kindness

April 3, 2020
This booklist is from Happy You, Happy Family, a blog by author and mom Kelly Homes.

Seeding the Heart: Loving-kindness Practice with Children (Full Book)

February 11, 2020
This short book was written by Gregory Kramer, cofounder and president of the Metta Foundation in Portland, Oregon. He offers insight and advice for how to practice lovingkindness (or metta) with children of any age, based on his own personal experience with his children over sixteen years.