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.

Time Outs, Strong Emotions & Needing Space: Lessons from a Buddhist Preschool

December 16, 2020
Deborah McNamara offers her experiences applying the Principles of Contemplative Parenting shared by Alaya Preschool in Boulder, Colorado.

Let’s Try Something New: Lessons Learned from a Buddhist Preschool

December 16, 2020
Deborah McNamara explores the principles of Contemplative Parenting as shared by Alaya Preschool, and reflects on how they relate to her experiences as a parent.

Reflections on Being Born

October 6, 2020
Bethany Saltman remembers the Buddhist teaching that being born is not of our own volition, and yet the smell of fall is still sweet.

Is This My Chair?

September 27, 2020
Bethany Saltman declares a break from her neurotic pursuit of the ideal state.

How to Use the Body to End Stress and Tantrums

June 3, 2020
Five tips on how to practice tuning in to the body to manage emotions.

How to Raise an Emotionally Resilient Child

June 1, 2020
Emotional health, says parent coach Krissy Pozatek, means accepting the full range of human emotions, both the painful and the positive. For parents who wish their children nothing but happiness, that can be difficult.

5 Tips for Mindful Parenting

March 18, 2020
Advice for bringing more mindfulness, awareness, and compassion into parenting.

Nurturing an Intentional, Compassionate Family

February 27, 2020
A 4-part series of talks by Sumi Loundon Kim on mindful parenting.

The Way of the Bodhisattva: Really?

August 22, 2019
Writer and parent Bethany Saltman explores what it truly means to be a bodhisattva in our daily lives.