Children’s Literature

Each Breath A Smile

Inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, in Each Breath a Smile by Sister Susan, young children learn how to calm body and mind and enjoy the present moment.

Sun in My Belly

On an early morning on a cloudy day, Jenny and her friend Molly play ball in a meadow. Somehow they begin to fight over the ball, and Molly storms off. Both are unhappy in their separate worlds, but Jenny looks up and suddenly feels happy as the sun breaks...

Hermit and the Well

The Hermit and the Well is a story from the time the author was a young boy in Vietnam. When his school class goes on a trip to climb a mountain, he hopes to meet the hermit who lives near the top. Instead, he discovers a beautiful well and...

Hermitage Among The Clouds

Hermitage Among the Clouds tells the story of the fourteenth century Princess Amazing Jewel, the daughter of one of Vietnam’s greatest historical Zen master kings. This beautifully written story expresses the suffering caused by war and conflict, the transformative potential of a commitment to practicing peace and building reconciliation,...

The Dragon Prince

The Dragon Prince is a collection of 15 stories and legends from Vietnam retold by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. As in many of his teachings, Nhat Hanh emphasises themes of cooperation and reconciliation, while providing a rich introduction to the mythical elements of Vietnamese culture. The stories range...

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