Children and Family

Although written primarily for children, everyone – parents, teachers and people of all ages – can benefit from reading these books and learning from the teachings of Buddha. These books give a clear explanation of the essence of Buddhism and its relevance to modern living from which everyone, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, can benefit.

With beautiful illustrations throughout and addressing the reader in a mature style, these books take the life and teachings of Buddha as a basis for exploring many of the issues and concerns faced by young people today. Although written primarily for children, everyone – parents, teachers and people of all ages – can benefit from reading these books and learning from the teachings of Buddha.

Note for teachers and parents: Series suitable for Key Stages 1 to 3
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  1. Buddhism for Children Series (All 4 Books)
    The Buddhism for Children series invites children to make a journey of self-discovery and self-improvement to help them realize their full potential. Learn More
  2. Inspiration Card for Children - MINICARD
    A minicard bearing the image and mantra of Buddha Shakyamuni on one side and the Kadampa Temple for World Peace with a special prayer for children written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang on the other. Learn More
  3. The Life of Buddha DVD

    The Life of Buddha is a special dramatic presentation, inspired by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and his teachings, that visually captures the essence of Buddha Shakyamuni's life. Based on the twelve principal deeds of Buddha, it reveals in a clear and moving way the essential characteristics of a spiritual life.

    By watching this play again and again, we can discover the deeper levels of the spiritual message of Buddha's life. This play will be a source of constant encouragement and inspiration in our lives. Through it we can encourage ourself to take the real meaning of our human life, and learn how we accomplish this meaning by attaining the supreme happiness of enlightenment.

    Available in PAL* or NTSC** format:
    *PAL: suitable for Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia and parts of South America
    **NTSC: suitable for USA, Canada and parts of South America

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  4. The Story of Angulimala
    A beautifully illustrated story of hope and personal transformation from the life of Buddha that addresses many of the issues confronting both children and adults today. Click here to view all books for children. Learn More
  5. The Story of Buddha
    The story of Buddha’s life is timeless and is as relevant today as it was 2500 years ago when Buddha was alive. Few can fail to be inspired by this powerful story. Click here to view all books for children. Learn More
  6. What is Buddhism?
    This book introduces the mind, as distinct from the brain, and invites the reader to explore and develop their mind using scientific methods taught by Buddha. Click here to view all books for children. Learn More
  7. What is Meditation?
    This book explains a simple breathing meditation suitable for all ages and briefly introduces more advanced forms of meditation. Click here to view all books for children. Learn More
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