Master storyteller Dharmachari Nagaraja offers 18 beautifully illustrated bedtime stories, inspired by the Buddhist folk tradition, for parents to read to their children. Nagaraja weaves a thrilling narrative spell while conveying basic life lessons that will nurture children, calm their anxieties, and help them find peace and confidence. The tales explore themes from the Eightfold Path—Buddhism’s practical route to a happy life—while gently teaching kids to speak kindly and truthfully, behave with compassion, and think selflessly.
This is a book that I loved as a parent just as much as my children did. This book could be read on illustrations alone. That’s how good they are. I adore how each story starts off by having you relax, close your eyes, and picture the setting for each story. The stories are all pretty short, so you don’t have to finish the book in one night. I love that there is lesson woven into each story also that my kids don’t even realize they are learning! Not sure what the lesson is from the story? It’s listed on the last page of each story!