This wonderful picture book for children and parents alike introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a fun and exciting way. With the delightful characters Mindful Monkey and his mindful friend Happy Panda guiding readers to a calm and focused mind Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda will delight readers of all ages.As our story begins Monkey is not so mindful, but he encounters a mysterious and playful friend in Peaceful Panda. Panda helps Monkey recognize the joy of doing things in the moment, without distraction, and with peaceful and happy mind.This whimsical yet universal and warm presentation will appeal children and adults alike.
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.