"Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda
is designed to teach young readers the value of mindfulness. Although mindfulness is a practice especially advocated by Buddhism, Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda
is intended for children of any religious faith or background, as it describes the idea in simple and secular terms. The bright, friendly illustrations bring this invaluable parable to vivid life. Highly recommended." (Midwest Book Review
"This beautiful story shows us all how to dwell peacefully and happily in the present moment." (Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children)
"A great read!" (Mamma's Bacon Blog
About the Author
As an educator for over twenty-five years, Lauren Alderfer has taught all levels-from graduate studies at SIT Graduate Institute in the USA, down to the first grade in US-based overseas schools. After living in India for over a decade, Lauren now divides her time between India and the Americas. Her ability to blend a Western perspective with the deep spirituality of the East invites educators to cultivate their inner lives in the daily act of teaching while developing mindfulness and compassion.
Kerry Lee MacLean is the author and illustrator of several award-winning and best-selling picture books, including Moody Cow Meditates
and Peaceful Piggy Meditation
. Her latest book is Moody Cow Learns Compassion
, and her next will be an activity book for parents and children of all ages, The Family Meditation Workbook
. Kerry has been leading family meditative arts workshops in North America, Australia and Europe for 15 years. She is the mother of five young adults who still employ meditation as an important tool in their busy lives.