BOOKS: Old Path White Clouds
Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
By Thich Nhat Hanh; Illustrated by Nguyen Thi Hop; Translated by Mobi Ho
Published by Parallax Press (click here to purchase)
First published in 1987, Old Path White Clouds has since become a classic work of Buddhist literature. Thich Nhat Hanh thoughtfully compiled this retelling of the Buddha’s life, weaving together information from dozens of sources. Though it was not written specifically for children, its simple yet exquisite style makes it a perfect book for parents and children to read together. Old Path White Clouds not only tells engaging stories, but through those stories offers many glimpses of profound wisdom.
Some background on the book, provided by Parallax Press:
“Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha’s life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself.”