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Children’s Book Week: Samsara Dog

posted by Taz Tagore

Samsara Dog Author: Manos, Helen Illustrator: Vivas, Julie Samsara Dog lived many lives. Some of his lives were long. Some lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came, until he learned the most important […]

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Children’s Book Week: Wilfred Gorden McDonald Patridge

posted by Taz Tagore

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Author: Fox, Mem Illustrator: Vivas, Julie Mem Fox is one of the most prolific children’s authors in contemporary times.  Her classic Time for Bed and Where is the Green Sheep? have delighted millions of children and parents.  With […]

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Children’s Book Week: The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness

posted by Taz Tagore

The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness Author: Thompson, Colin Illustrator: Thompson, Colin One Friday on his way home from school, George visited the animal shelter. There, in the very last cage, was Jeremy, a dog who looked as lost and as […]

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[New Release] Samsara Dog

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Samsara Dog from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Samsara Dog By Helen Manos Review:Samsara Dog is a children’s picturebook written by practicing Buddhist Helen Manos, who sought to present the concept of reincarnation in a natural and seamless way. A […]

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[Book Review] Through the Year with Jimmy Carter

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Through the Year With Jimmy Carter from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President   Review: In Through the Year with Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth President of the United […]

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[Holiday Gift Series] Instant Iron Ons

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Instant Iron Ons from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Instant Iron-Ons By Chronicle Books Gifting Review: The crafting movement has been gaining momentum for many years.  But as a mother of a young child, there are seemingly few crafting activities […]

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Guardians of Being by Eckhart Tolle

posted by Taz Tagore

  Purchase School Years from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Guardians of Being By Eckhart Tolle, Illustrated by Patrick McDonnellReview: You don’t have to be an animal lover to love this book.  Guardians of Being is a small, short, illustrated book […]

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[Holiday Gift Series] School Years

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase School Years from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. School Years: A Keepsake Box for School Memories By Chronicle Books Gifting Review: As you can probably tell from past reviews, I’m a sucker for gifts that include or involve the whole […]

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[Holiday Gift Series] Rex Ray Mini Journals

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Surfing Your Inner Sea from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Rex Ray Mini Journals By Chronicle Books Review: I like small gifts.  And this tiny set of mini journals caught my eye this holiday season.  They are all the perfect […]

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[Children’s Book Review] The Present by Bob Gill

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase The Present from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. The Present By Bob GillReview: Bob Gill is a celebrated graphic designer and illustrator—and his experience shows. The illustrations are finely crafted—and sustained the interest and delight of my daughter until the […]

[Bestselling Children’s Book Review] Lost and Found

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Lost and Found from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Lost and Found By Oliver Jeffers Review: Oliver Jeffers is a British author and illustrator with a quirky sense of humor.  He has written many children’s books that have become been […]

[Children’s Book Review] The Big Wish

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase The Big Wish from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. The Big Wish By Carolyn Conahan Review: The Big Wish is an ambitious children’s story with a big heart.  The protagonist is a young girl who protects a field of dandelions—waiting […]

[Children’s Book Review] Chicken Big

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Chicken Big from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Chicken Big By Keith Graves Review: The story of Chicken Big touched my heart.  A giant chick hatches out of an egg and its size perplexes all of the other chickens.  They […]

[Spiritual Children’s Book Review] How Did the Animals Help God?

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase How Did the Animals Help God? from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. How Did the Animals Help God?By Nancy Sohn Swartz and Illustrated by Melanie Hall Review: Board books—with spiritual content—are a rare find.  How Did the Animals Help God? […]

[Children’s Book Review] A Child’s Book of Animal Poems and Blessings

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase A Child’s Book of Animal Poems & Blessings from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. A Child’s Book of Animal Poems and BlessingsCollected by Eliza Blanchard and Illustrated by Joyce Hesselberth Review: Having created a book of blessings myself, I was […]

[Children’s Book] Adam and Eve’s First Sunset

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Adam & Eve’s First Sunset from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Adam & Eve’s First Sunset Written By Sandy Eisenberg Sasso                       Illustrated by Joani Keller Rothenberg Review:  Often spiritual children’s books can be a bit heavy-handed—with spiritual or moral lessons […]

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Children's Book Week: Samsara Dog
Samsara Dog Author: Manos, Helen Illustrator: Vivas, Julie Samsara Dog lived many lives. Some of his lives were long. Some lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came, until he learned the most important lesson of all. I couldn't more highly

posted 6:34:04am Feb. 24, 2012 | read full post »

Children's Book Week: Wilfred Gorden McDonald Patridge
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Author: Fox, Mem Illustrator: Vivas, Julie Mem Fox is one of the most prolific children's authors in contemporary times.  Her classic Time for Bed and Where is the Green Sheep? have delighted millions of children and parents.  With this book, Mem Fox tackle

posted 6:27:47am Feb. 22, 2012 | read full post »

John Welwood Week: Spotlight on Conscious Relationship
What follow is a transcript of an interview between Vince Horn (of Buddhist Geeks) and John Wellwood.  I thought this interview would provide plenty of fodder for reflection on the role of conscious relationship in our spiritual practice.  And of course, in light of Valentine's Day, isn't it a goo

posted 6:37:59am Feb. 16, 2012 | read full post »

John Welwood Week: Ordinary Magic Book Review
There are few essay collections which I find eternally useful...so useful that they never seem to leave my bedside table for a more (lonely) and permanent space on my living room bookshelf.  But John Welwood edited one such collection called Ordinary Magic.  And indeed, it is full of magic. The

posted 6:40:55am Feb. 15, 2012 | read full post »

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