Shantideva How To Wake Up A Hero, Adapted by Dominique Townsend, Illustrated By Tenzin Norbu.
Ages 3-8 years
With beautiful illustrations Shantideva has a peaceful tone and rhythm and makes traditional buddhist teachings accessible to children through the comfort of a story book. Shantideva encourages mindfulness and positive identity in children and is a valuable book, not just for those interested in buddhism, but for all families alike.
As you read through each chapter, you can sense the goodness to be felt in the messages.
A Flash Of Lightening
How To Stay Awake
Patience Is More Fun
The World Is One Body
The Hero’s Wish
Shantideva is Dominique’s first children’s book. It has come about from her combined role as a mother and an academic who specializes in the religions and history of Asia, with a focus on Tibetan Buddhism and culture. Dominique received her BA in Religion from Barnard, a Masters from Harvard Divinity School, and a PhD from Columbia. She has also studied, worked and traveled extensively in Tibet, Nepal, and India.