Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles, A

Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles, A


Author: Thich Nhat Hanh | Illustrator: Wietske Vriezen | Hardcover

A Handful of Quiet presents one of the best known and most innovative meditation practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh as part of the Plum Village community's practice with children.

Pebble meditation is a playful and fun activity that parents and educators can do with their children to introduce them to meditation. It is designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Practicing pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions.

A Handful of Quiet is a concrete activity that parents and educators can introduce to children in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting. Any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation, and awareness in children will find this unique meditation guide helpful. Children can also enjoy doing pebble meditation on their own.

Beautiful color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds and Mindful Movements.


"This book is a gem from a true spiritual master." --Parenting with Spirit

For those times when you feel the need to give your children something more than your non-distracted attention, give them A Handful of Quiet. But first, take two handfuls for yourself. --Karen Maezen Miller author of Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood

In a world that often buzzes and booms at children, this book offers a genuine place of peace. In A Handful of Quiet Thich Nhat Hanh has crafted an oasis for the soul and spirit that will serve your child throughout life. --Kim John Payne M.ED. Author of Simplicity Parenting

Publisher: Plum Blossom | Pub Date: September 13, 2008 | Format: Hardcover | Pages: 64 | Dimensions: 0.6" H x 6.0" L x 6.1" W | 0.45 lbs