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BeginningMind Books Published by StoryPod!

We have signed a publishing deal with award winning storyteller Storypod, who released a very special edition of the BeginningMind series in June 2022: the BeginningMind Book Set #1, a compilation of two books: ‘Where is Mind?‘ and ‘Strong Mind’.

 

When your little ones tap the book on the Storypod speaker, it magically reads the audiobook to them, allowing the child to immerse even deeper into author Ziji's Rinpoche's words. Through this screen free experience, kids can spend time on their own with the books discovering the nature of mind and the fleeting nature of stormy feelings!

We’re lucky to have an evocative sound experience created by long term students of author Ziji Rinpoche. The audiobook is narrated by Indigo Mills, and is accompanied by mesmerising piano by Pete Mills, mixed by John Wright.

The BeginningMind Book Set #1 is now available to order for those in the US on Storypod’s website here!

Can Dzogchen, the highest teaching of Buddhism, be taught to kids?

Ziji Rinpoche, Dzogchen Lineage successor of Wangdor Rinpoche, has taken up the challenge by writing a book series introducing children to the nature of mind.

 

The BeginningMind Series was released on Amazon with a bang on the 13th November 2021, as Find Mind, Strong Mind and Where is Mind? quickly reached #1, #2, and #3 Bestsellers for new releases in Children’s Buddhism Books on Amazon. 


Sharing the first page with H.H. the Dalai Lama is an honor as Ziji Rinpoche’s Dzogchen books for kids are a direct implementation of his vision of education of the heart and mind for the children of today.

‘When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.’ - H.H. the Dalai Lama (Read more in our Press Release here)

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The BeginningMind Series

In December 2020 we released 'Where is Mind?' and 'Strong Mind' the first two books of the BeginningMind Series. Find Mind and Rest is Best! were released on the 13th Nov 2021. Each book provides education of the heart and mind, timeless wisdom for children of today. 

 

The BeginningMind Series, written by Ziji Rinpoche in response to the children in our care, introduces and elicits strong and kind mind. The texts are written for the children and adults of today and introduce to the pith of Buddhist teachings: Dzogchen.

 

The books are available as hardbacks, as well as paperbacks and ebooks. You can order them here.
 

The next books in the series is Kind Mind. Sign up to our newsletter to be notified when it will be released and when all the books will be translated!

Pearl Collection

Through the support of our backers on our 1st Kickstarter Campaign in November 2018,

we successfully launched our first 4 books: the Pearl Collection. 'Ben Pot and the Stormy Feelings', 'Lucy Diamond: Happy Lane or Whiny Lane?', 'Ouch! Leo gets burnt and the sky doesnt fall down', and the baby book 'Always Open like Baby Skye'. Book 5 of the Pearl Collection: the Orange Solution will be released in 2022

 

Each book relates children's experience of using the magic tool: relaxing for short moments, again and again, open like the sky, an ancient Dzogchen meditation from our Lineage of Love.

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Through reading these adventures, our young readers are introduced to their sky-like mind, always stable even in the midst of stormy feelings.
 

Children are given the tools to relax and face every day stormy feelings with solution focus and empowerment leading to mastery.

 

Thanks to you we are now an operating online bookstore and have books in schools and libraries in the UK, Australia and the USA

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Events, Classes, Readings and Interviews

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Every second Thursday

With: Celine Wright

Register here

FEE: £5-15/class

Short Moments for Tweens

Register for Zoom Class

9-9:55am (PT)

Following on from Rinpoche’s teaching on Dzogchen for Kids Saturday 27th Feb, we are delighted to be starting a new Clarity Call for Children aged 9-13:

 

Short Moments for Tweens

Every second Thursday starting the 25th March. 

10-10:45am PT = 6-6:45pm U.K. = 7-7:45pm CET


Format:

  • The children will be invited to read through a Dzogchen book or text for children each week.

  • Children will be invited to share their experience of relaxing in mind for short moments, many times, and the benefits they see in their lives. 

  • After the zoom class, children will be invited to send a value letter, video or drawing, sharing the benefits they received from the class. 

New texts will be written by Ziji Rinpoche in response to the children.

 

All children are welcome!
 

Register by filling this form 

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Weds-Sun, July 13-17th, 2022

With: Celine Wright, Samantha Dingle and John Wright

Dzogchen for Kids Storytelling Show

Buddhafield Festival, UK

varying times each day (BST)

Follow the adventures of Ben Pot, Lucy Diamond, Leo and Baby Skye as they discover how to find strong and kind mind in the midst of their Stormy Feelings. Written by Ziji Rinpoche, authorised Dzogchen Lineage successor of Wangdor Rinpoche, the books bring ancient Dzogchen teachings introducing the nature of mind to a contemporary audience. This storytelling workshop is led by co-author, childminder and illustrator Celine Wright, who magnetises kids of all ages with stories filled with ancient wisdom metaphors. 

 

During the session children will be introduced to the nature of their mind, source of peace and stability. They will learn the profound yet simple meditation of relaxing for short moments of strong mind repeated many times, which is a Vajrayana practice, and helps to see clearly in the midst of stormy feelings! Rather than doing what the stormy feelings say, in short moments they can access wisdom and a balanced perspective like being on top of a mountain. The kids will have the opportunity to share their experience of stormy feelings and explore how relaxing as their strong mind can help find wisdom, compassion and solutions for the benefit of all beings, in all moments.

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Saturday, July 10th, 2021

With: Celine Wright

Festival Book Reading

Where is Mind? and other stories

Buddhafield Weekender Festival, UK

12pm each day (BST)

Follow the adventures of Ben Pot, Lucy Diamond, Leo and Baby Skye as they discover how to find strong and kind mind in the midst of their Stormy Feelings. Written by Ziji Rinpoche, authorised Dzogchen Lineage successor of Wangdor Rinpoche, the books bring ancient Dzogchen teachings introducing the nature of mind to a contemporary audience. This storytelling workshop is led by co-author, childminder and illustrator Celine Wright, who magnetises kids of all ages with stories filled with ancient wisdom metaphors. 

 

During the session children will be introduced to the nature of their mind, source of peace and stability. They will learn the profound yet simple meditation of relaxing for short moments of strong mind repeated many times, which is a Vajrayana practice, and helps to see clearly in the midst of stormy feelings! Rather than doing what the stormy feelings say, in short moments they can access wisdom and a balanced perspective like being on top of a mountain. The kids will have the opportunity to share their experience of stormy feelings and explore how relaxing as their strong mind can help find wisdom, compassion and solutions for the benefit of all beings, in all moments.

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Wed, Dec 9, 2020

With: Celine Wright

FEE: Free

Book Launch Reading

Live stream Replay

7:00 - 7:30pm (UK)

To mark the launch of the new BeginningMind series, Dzogchen books for kids which introduce to our strong loving mind, the illustrator Celine Wright is offering a free reading of the books: ‘Where is Mind?’ and ‘Strong Mind’ 
It will be streamed live on Wednesday 7pm Uk/ 8pm CET- perfect as a bedtime story!


Order your own copies of the books here 
 

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Tu, April 16, 2019

With: Victoria Colligan

Library Visit

Reading & Singalong

@Half Moon Bay Library, CA, Preschool Story Time

10:30 - 11:00am

‘Ben Pot and the Stormy Feelings’ - and other children’s books introduce to kind-hearted open intelligence. They give kids the tools to relax and face every day Stormy Feelings with solution focus and empowerment leading to mastery.

Books are co-authored by Candice Rinpoche and Celine Wright. Illustrations are by Celine Wright and are based on the metaphors used by Candice Rinpoche when teaching. The books are developed in response to children in our care.


A 30 min story telling session for the whole family! The stories are read aloud for a cosy, reflexive and empowering time, by Happy Parent trainer Victoria Colligan. Children can participate by listening and singing along as well as responding and sharing their experience. 

Join Ben Pot, Lucy Diamond, Leo and baby Skye on adventures discovering the sky-like nature of their mind! They used to follow after their stormy feelings and hit, whine or snatch until one day, they discovered a magic tool! Now they can relax, help others, find solutions and see they are fine, like the sky, no matter what stormy feelings flow through their mind!‘

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Half Moon Bay Library, CA

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Wed, Dec 2, 2018

With: Jochen Raysz and Celine Wright

Interview with Jochen Raysz

@Bright (See Replay Here)

7:00 - 7:30pm (UK)

Celine has combined her passion for working with children, her creativity and her own experience with the One Simple Change in the use of the mind to create life-changing books for children. 

She shares her story and speaks about:

** The key oversight most people have in teaching children 

** The main ingredient of empowering children and adults alike

** How the same stories she is telling the children are supporting her in her new role as an entrepreneur 

...And she shares the children’s favorite story 

If you want to experience these results in your life, sign up for a free Breakthrough Call: www.bright.lc/call.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

With: Celine Wright

PRICE: incl. in festival ticket

Reading for Kids Program+Radio Show

@ S.T.R.E.A.M. Alumni Festival, Dartington College of Arts, Studio One

11:00 am - 11:45 am

 ‘Ben Pot and the Stormy Feelings’ - and other children’s books that help kids relax

Artists - Group name: Rinpoche Candice / Celine Wright - Happy Parent Media for Kids

A 45 min story telling session for the whole family. The children’s books are projected on the wall, and read aloud for a cosy, reflexive and empowering time, by storyteller, illustrator and childminder Celine Wright. 

 

Join Ben Pot, Lucy Diamond, Leo and baby Skye on adventures discovering the sky-like nature of their mind! They used to follow after their stormy feelings and hit, whine or snatch until one day, they discovered a magic tool! Now they can relax, help others, find solutions and see they are fine, like the sky, no matter what stormy feelings flow through their mind!

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S.T.R.E.A.M. Festival

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Alternate Weds and Sundays

With: Celine Wright

Register here

FEE: £5-15/class

Short Moments Kids Group

Register for Zoom Class

Wed 5:30pm (UK)
Sun 10:30am (PT)

Following on from Rinpoche’s teaching on Dzogchen for Kids Saturday 27th Feb 2021, we are delighted to now be holding weekly Clarity Calls for Children aged 2-8:

 

Short Moments Kids Group

Every second Wednesday at 

9:30am PT = 5:30pm U.K. = 6:30pm CET

Every second Sunday at 

10:30am PT = 6:30pm U.K. = 7:30pm CET


Format:

  • We read through a Dzogchen book for children each week, and sing a Short Moments song

  • In an interactive and playful way, children are invited to share their experience of relaxing in mind for short moments, many times, and the benefits they see in their lives. 

  • After the zoom class, children are invited to send a value letter, video or drawing, sharing the benefits they received from the class. 

New texts will be written by Ziji Rinpoche in response to the children.

 

All children are welcome!
 

Register by filling this form 

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Monday, May 23rd, 2022

With: Celine Wright

School Reading

Rest is Best and the Orange Solution

Author visit, Erasmus Primary School, Yr 1, AUS

8:30-9:30am (AEDT)

Celine Wright, teacher in the nature of mind, and illustrator of Dzogchen

meditation books for kids, is visiting Erasmus Primary School - Year 1

Through the Short Moments for Kids books, children learn how to relax in mind to be happy

and act with kindness and deep wisdom. The texts are for the children and adults of today

and are co-written by Ziji Rinpoche, Dzogchen lineage successor of Wangdor Rimpoche.

Illustrations are by Celine Wright and are based on the metaphors used by Ziji Rinpoche

when teaching.

In an interactive storytelling session - Celine will introduce children to meditation. They will

learn how to access peace of mind on the fly when stormy feelings arise through the

practice of resting the mind for short moments repeated many times.

Through reading ‘Rest is Best’ and ‘the Orange Solution’ the children in Year One will learn to

access their strong mind, and have the tools to relax and face every day stormy feelings

with solution focus and empowerment leading to mastery.

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

With: Celine Wright

School Reading

What is Mind?

Author visit, Erasmus Primary School, Yr 1, AUS

9:30-10:30am (AEDT)

Celine Wright, teacher in the nature of mind, and illustrator of Dzogchen

meditation books for kids, is visiting Erasmus Primary School - Year 1

Through the BeginningMind books, kids learn how to relax in mind to be happy and act with kindness and deep wisdom. The texts are for the children and adults of today and are written by

Ziji Rinpoche, Dzogchen lineage successor of Wangdor Rimpoche.

Illustrations are by Celine Wright and are based on the metaphors used by Candice Rinpoche when teaching. The books are developed in response to children in our care.

In a 45 min interactive storytelling session - illustrator Celine Wright will read ‘Where is Mind?’, ‘Strong Mind’ and ‘Ben Pot and the Stormy Feelings’ to the children in Year 1.

 

The books introduce to the ‘short moments’ meditation, a practice of Dzogchen, which consists in resting as strong and kind mind. Through short moments kids can face every day stormy feelings with solution focus and empowerment leading to mastery.

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Fri, Oct 4, 2020

With: Celine Wright

School Visit

'Where is Mind?' Reading

@ Bright Montessori, Bristol

11:00 - 11:30pm (UK)

Reading of our new book 'Where is Mind?' in the making, to the Bright Montessori school children. 

Through the BeginningMind books, kids learn how to relax in mind to be happy and act with kindness and deep wisdom. The texts are for the children and adults of today and are written by Candice Rinpoche, Dzogchen lineage successor of Wangdor Rimpoche. 

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Sat, Dec 1, 2018

Market Stall

Browse the Pearl Collection 

@ Picton Street Market, Bristol

09:00 - 7:00pm (UK)

Browse our new books at Picton Street Christmas Market.

‘Ben Pot and the Stormy Feelings’ - and other children’s books introduce to kind-hearted open intelligence. They give kids the tools to relax and face every day Stormy Feelings with solution focus and empowerment leading to mastery.

Books are co-authored by Candice Rinpoche and Celine Wright. Illustrations are by Celine Wright and are based on the metaphors used by Candice Rinpoche when teaching. The books are developed in response to children in our care.

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Thurs, November, 15, 2018

With: Celine Wright

Reading to celebrate Kickstarter Launch!

@ Wild Goose Space, Bristol

17:45 - 18:15pm

 ‘Ben Pot and the Stormy Feelings’ - and other children’s books that give kids the tools to relax and face every day challenges with solution focus and empowerment!

Artists - Group name: Rinpoche Candice / Celine Wright - Happy Parent Media for Kids

A 30 min story telling session for the whole family to mark the launch of the Childrens Books on Kickstarter! The stories are projected on the wall, and read aloud for a cosy, reflexive and empowering time, by storyteller, illustrator and childminder Celine Wright. 

 

Join Ben Pot, Lucy Diamond, Leo and baby Skye on adventures discovering the sky-like nature of their mind! They used to follow after their stormy feelings and hit, whine or snatch until one day, they discovered a magic tool! Now they can relax, help others, find solutions and see they are fine, like the sky, no matter what stormy feelings flow through their mind!

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Wild Goose Space, Bristol

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Thurs-Sun, August 4-8th, 2022

With: Celine Wright and John Wright

Dzogchen for Kids Storytelling Show

All About Love Festival, UK

varying times each day (BST)

Follow the adventures of Ben Pot, Lucy Diamond, Leo and Baby Skye as they discover how to find strong and kind mind in the midst of their Stormy Feelings. Written by Ziji Rinpoche, authorised Dzogchen Lineage successor of Wangdor Rinpoche, the books bring ancient Dzogchen teachings introducing the nature of mind to a contemporary audience. This storytelling workshop is led by co-author, childminder and illustrator Celine Wright, who magnetises kids of all ages with stories filled with ancient wisdom metaphors. 

 

During the session children will be introduced to the nature of their mind, source of peace and stability. They will learn the profound yet simple meditation of relaxing for short moments of strong mind repeated many times, which is a Vajrayana practice, and helps to see clearly in the midst of stormy feelings! Rather than doing what the stormy feelings say, in short moments they can access wisdom and a balanced perspective like being on top of a mountain. The kids will have the opportunity to share their experience of stormy feelings and explore how relaxing as their strong mind can help find wisdom, compassion and solutions for the benefit of all beings, in all moments.

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Fri, December 10, 2021

With: Celine Wright

Festive Reading 

@ St Werburghs C. Centre, Bristol, Christmas Market

18:00 - 18:30pm

📚 We're delighted to offer storytelling for the children visiting the Christmas market

🎄 You're also invited to visit our stall from 4-8pm - browse through the books and get your own copies for the holidays

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Sat, Feb 27, 2021

With: Candice Rinpoche and Lama Lena

FEE: Donation based

Dzogchen for Kids

Replay @ Lama Lena Teachings

7:00 - 8:30pm (UK)

Lama Lena hosted Candice Rinpoche for a teaching on Dzogchen for Kids! Candice Rinpoche (Dorje Ziji Tsal Rinpoche) is a Dzogchen Lineage Successor of Venerable Wangdor Rimpoche. She is the author of the BeginningMind Dzogchen books for kids https://www.happyparentmediaforkids.com/physical-copies

Rinpoche has been teaching adults how to give children the tools to relax and face every day stormy feelings with solution focus and empowerment leading to mastery.

Everyone is welcome! It was on Saturday 27th February 2021. You can watch the replay on the event below

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Fri, May 3, 2019

With: Candice Rinpoche and Celine Wright

School Visit

Author Visit

@ Bolinas Children Center

10:30 - 11:00am

Reading of our new book 'Where is Mind?' introducing to kind-hearted open intelligence. Our Dzogchen books give kids the tools to relax and face every day Stormy Feelings with solution focus and empowerment leading to mastery. 

Books are authored by Candice Rinpoche. Illustrations are by Celine Wright and are based on the metaphors used by Candice Rinpoche when teaching. The books are developed in response to children in our care.


‘The books are relevant for everyone they’re not just for children. They’re great essential tips for practice. If you want to just have a short read, pick up the Baby Book for 0 to 2 year olds. Short moments is simple and it’s the direct route to enlightenment, it really is.’
- Candice Rinpoche, January 2019

A 30 min storytelling session - the stories will be read by the authors in an interactive way during a cosy, reflexive and empowering time.

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Bolinas Children Center

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Fri, December 7, 2018

With: Celine Wright

Festive Reading 

@ St Werburghs C. Centre, Bristol, Christmas Market

18:00 - 18:30pm

📚 We're delighted to offer a free reading on the last day of our Kickstarter Campaign! 

🎄 You're also invited to visit our stall at the Christmas Market from 4-8pm -browse through the books and order your own copies through Kickstarter! 📚http://kck.st/2zY9ofC📚

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‘Ben Pot and the Stormy Feelings’ - and other children’s books that give kids the tools to relax and face every day challenges with solution focus and empowerment!

A 30 min story telling session for the whole family! The stories are projected on the wall, and read aloud for a cosy, reflexive and empowering time, by storyteller, illustrator and childminder Celine Wright. 

Join Ben Pot, Lucy Diamond, Leo and baby Skye on adventures discovering the sky-like nature of their mind! They used to follow after their stormy feelings and hit, whine or snatch until one day, they discovered a magic tool! Now they can relax, help others, find solutions and see they are fine, like the sky, no matter what stormy feelings flow through their mind!

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Sat, October 20, 2018

With: Celine Wright

PRICE: incl. in festival ticket

Awareness Stories  

@ Wild and Well Festival, Kids Connect, Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

 ‘Ben Pot and the Stormy Feelings’ - and other children’s books that help kids relax

Artists - Group name: Rinpoche Candice / Celine Wright - Happy Parent Media for Kids

A 45 min story telling session for the whole family. The children’s books are projected on the wall, and read aloud for a cosy, reflexive and empowering time, by storyteller, illustrator and childminder Celine Wright. 

 

Join Ben Pot, Lucy Diamond, Leo and baby Skye on adventures discovering the sky-like nature of their mind! They used to follow after their stormy feelings and hit, whine or snatch until one day, they discovered a magic tool! Now they can relax, help others, find solutions and see they are fine, like the sky, no matter what stormy feelings flow through their mind!

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Wild and Well Festival