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The Complete Buddhism for Mothers - Sarah Napthali

The Complete Buddhism for Mothers

Paperback Published: 1st April 2011
ISBN: 9781742374499
Number Of Pages: 784

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Firmly grounded in the day-to-day reality of being a mother, The Complete Buddhism for Mothers gives personal and honest advice based on Buddhist teachings as applied to the everyday challenges of bringing up children.

Become a calmer and happier mother with The Complete Buddhism for Mothers. Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil for a woman yet parenting books invariably focus on nurturing children rather than the mothers who struggle to raise them. These books are different. Together for the first time, these three bestsellers - Buddhism for Mothers, Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children and Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren - explore the joy of being with your children in the all-important present moment. In these books, mothers have found the inspiration to be more patient, loving and attentive towards their children, other family members, other parents, but most of all, themselves.

In her clear and engaging way, Sarah Napthali takes us on a journey through the challenges (and the pleasures!) of raising children, using Buddhist teachings and principles to help her answer the eternal questions of mothers everywhere: Who am I now? Where am I going? And how can I do my best by my children and myself? This wisdom also allows space for the deeper reflections about who we are and what makes us happy.

Writing from personal experience, and weaving in stories from other mothers throughout her narrative, Sarah shows us how spiritual and mindful parenting can help all mothers to be more open and content. Even if exploring Buddhism at this busy stage of your life is not where you thought you'd be, it's well worth reading this book. It can make a difference.

About the Author

Sarah Napthali is a mother of two boys who strives to apply Buddhist teachings in her daily life. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers, which has sold 60,000 copies around the world and been translated into nine languages to date, Buddhism for Mothers of Young Chidlren (formerly published under the title of Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions) and Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren. Since the children started school, Sarah is very pleased to report that she manages to meditate (almost) daily.

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This is an excellent, practical guide to everyday Buddhism not just for mothers, but for everyone who has ever had a mother. -- Vicki Mackenzie, author of the bestselling Why Buddhism?

Prefacep. 5
buddhism and motherhoodp. 11
parenting mindfullyp. 27
finding calmp. 51
dealing with angerp. 69
worrying about our childrenp. 89
creating loving relationshipsp. 109
living with partnersp. 133
finding happiness and losing our self-imagep. 155
meditatingp. 175
putting it into practicep. 195
the noble eightfold pathp. 212
helpful booksp. 216
helpful websitesp. 220
from the scripturesp. 222
buddhism for mothers of newbornsp. 225
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ISBN: 9781742374499
ISBN-10: 1742374492
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 1st April 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8  x 5.72
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1

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