Entries Tagged as 'Zen Teachings'

Anh’s Anger

January 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL Anh is a young Vietnamese boy happily building his tower of blocks when he is asked to stop to eat the  dinner his grandfather cooked. After repeated requests, Anh reluctantly stops building, but is suddenly ambushed by tears followed by anger. He lashes out at Grandfather who attempts to comfort him. […]

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Zen Ghosts

October 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL This is a strange and mysterious Zen ghost story within a ghost story that is perfect for Halloween. Jon J. Muth’s third book about Stillwater the Zen panda bear and his friends Addy, Michael, and Karl continues to raise questions to help children think. Muth, through Stillwater, delivers an old Chinese […]

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Zen Ties

October 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL Jon J. Muth amuses and teaches again through the character of Stillwater the Zen panda in this second children’s book of Buddhist teachings. Just like in Zen Shorts, the giant panda is introduced by a child who notices a bear “sitting.” The watercolor illustrates Stillwater sitting Zazen in the traditional cross-legged Zen […]

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Zen Shorts

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL My family and I were thrilled when we discovered this book about a Zen Buddhist giant panda named Stillwater and his friendship with the neighboring children Addy, Michael, and Karl. It’s rare to find a children’s book focused on Zen much less a Zen panda bear! Stillwater is the quintessential Zen […]

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