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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (755 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Napthali Narrator: Rebecca Macauley Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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A completely accessible and practical guide to nurturing your child using simple Buddhist practices, become a calmer and happier mother with the best-selling book, Buddhism for Mothers. Buddhism for Mothers discusses Buddhist teachings as applied to the everyday challenges of bringing up children. 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. This book is different. It is a book for mothers.

Buddhism for Mothers explores the potential to be with your children in the all-important present moment; to gain the most joy out of being with them. How can this be done calmly and with a minimum of anger, worry and negative thinking? How can mothers negotiate the changed conditions of their relationships with partners, family and even with friends?

Using Buddhist practices, Sarah Napthali offers ways of coping with the day-to-day challenges of motherhood. Ways that also allow space for the deeper reflections about who we are and what makes us happy. By acknowledging the sorrows as well as the joys of mothering Buddhism for Mothers can help you shift your perspective so that your mind actually helps you through your day rather than dragging you down. This is Buddhism at its most accessible, applied to the daily realities of ordinary parents. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 2/16/2014

    " Even though I've read it all many times before, I was pleasantly surprised by this book's presentation of tools to work with your mind to change your experience to the positive. How I needed these reminders right now! It's inspired me to renew my Buddhist practice but you don't need to be Buddhist to benefit from it. I highly recommend it for all mothers. Reading it I even thought of how my own mother would benefit from it as it presents chapters on worrying and on living in a partnership. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra Angelozzi | 2/15/2014

    " I will keep this book and read it over and over. It doesn't matter what your religion is, there is something in this book for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 2/10/2014

    " I need to be calm, I need to be calm..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Harrison | 2/5/2014

    " I read this long before I had children. I liked being able to read about Buddhism in practice, in context. Easy to read, funny, quite enjoyable really. I think that I should read it a few more times now that I have kids! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 2/3/2014

    " I am loving this book so much, it has so much to teach me, I am only about half-way through and I can't wait to start reading it over again! I know my children will greatly benefit having a calmer mama...just lil' gems of knowledge I've learned already amaze me, "my thoughts are just my thoughts, they are not reality" and that by suffering, we learn, and as a mama, I don't want my children to suffer, but sometimes, trying to make them avoid suffering will cause them, and me, more pain than just letting them learn through their experiences.....I am borrowing this from the library, but I'm definitely going to purchase it so I can mark it up!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 1/27/2014

    " This is one I find worth re-reading every year or so. The author treats Buddhism as a way of life as much as a belief system, which is how I view my Buddhism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Ziegler | 1/25/2014

    " Although I'm not a buddhist, becoming a calmer & happier mother is something that appeals to me during this stressful time of having a new baby. This book had a lot of great tips and practical information that anyone could use. Other than the obvious parenting information, it also had some thoughtful information about relationships/marriage. While there were some parts of the book that I couldn't really relate to, overall I found the book to be helpful and a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 1/21/2014

    " So much great stuff in this book. I like reading something uplifting right away in the morning so I spent a long time reading snippets out of this book each morning and it really was insightful and a positive way to start my day. Great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Brewer | 1/18/2014

    " Very good reminders about very important things for mother's or all women, really! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/18/2014

    " For me--makes the Top 5 best books in the spiritual/self-help genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade Ghenzer | 12/26/2013

    " I love this book. Have read it three times already. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeni | 12/13/2013

    " Inspiring and helpful. Really appreciated the author's honesty describing her difficulties parenting, dealing with anger etc "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 12/11/2013

    " I'm really enjoying this book. Not so much a book about Buddhism, but a good synopsis of how to balance motherhood and person-hood, from a Buddhist perspective. Encouraging and helpful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 12/9/2013

    " This book spoke to my experience as a mother more than anything I have ever come across in my 10+ years of parenting. My highest recommendation. Thank you Sarah Napthali. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Redheadjen | 12/7/2013

    " Just refreshing my head again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aloquacious1 | 10/3/2013

    " I seek this book out when I'm having a rough day with Quin. Love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 10/3/2013

    " 4.5 stars. This is the best parenting book I've ever read. The end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 6/10/2013

    " Even if you aren't Buddist, there is a lot to learn from this little book. I think all moms could benefit from this approach to life with young children. At the very least, a book that nourishes moms (and is not just about parenting) is a breath of fresh air. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caryn Hefferren | 5/19/2013

    " I LOVED this book! It was just perfect for me when I read it. If you are a mom with small children THIS is the book for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri | 4/28/2013

    " fantastic book, a book to go back to again and again to be present with your kids, no matter how chaotic life can be as a parent. Highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikkishell | 4/12/2013

    " I'm liking this book so far but had to put it down for a while to read some fiction. I think i've had information overload recently and just needed to get lost in a good story. I'll be back to this soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia Case | 3/17/2013

    " This is it. The book that will change my life. I've never been inspired by a book as much as this one. I highly recommend it to not only mothers, but anyone who is looking for a calmer, more peaceful life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 3/8/2013

    " a beautifully written book with sound advice and practices ... it's on top of the pile to reread now with our second daughter's arrival! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry Fox | 7/24/2012

    " This book changed my life. It spoke to me in ways I could never imagine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Peterson | 3/20/2012

    " Loved this. Tips on calm not just applicable to those with children but in general so our lives become less fraught. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael | 1/20/2012

    " An essential book for EVERY mother. I keep this on my bedside table and reference it frequently. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani | 12/29/2011

    " thank goodness, parenting advise from an experienced parent incorporating a spiritual aspect. easy to read, sometimes confronting, but never judging. so valuable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 5/21/2011

    " Out, damn Ego! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Mitchell | 4/27/2011

    " Absolutely fabulous book on how to be a calm mother and keep in touch with the kind of mother you'd like to be. Not a deeply Buddhist book, just takes it's lessons from Buddhism. We can all find lessons from every type of religion, religious or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kira | 1/23/2011

    " I am really enjoying this book--It just might be the best mothering book I have ever read. Who couldn't use a little more zen when dealing with little ones:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/21/2011

    " Wonderful audio book - the narrator has a very soothing voice, and text is enlightening and helpful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelli | 1/11/2011

    " a must read for all mums young and old "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/31/2010

    " This really isn't a fair review b/c I only skimmed the book. It didn't grab me. Maybe it was the wrong time for me to attempt to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani | 12/27/2010

    " thank goodness, parenting advise from an experienced parent incorporating a spiritual aspect. easy to read, sometimes confronting, but never judging. so valuable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 11/12/2010

    " Wonderful. Full of clarity and depth and lucidity. And practical, too! Highly recommend, as a very broad overview of Buddhism, as well as a great resource for mothers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 10/5/2010

    " The best mothering/parenting book for me! Put everything in perspective and addressed issues in a realistic way. Loved the personal stories and thoughts from the author. It has made me a better mom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 8/17/2010

    " I did enjoy this book. I only gave it 3 stars because it is basically nothing new, but the way that she presents it is nice. It is about finding calm in the midst of the craziness of family life. It did help remind me to take the time to be calmer and live more in the present. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade | 8/11/2010

    " I love this book. Have read it three times already. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri | 7/24/2010

    " fantastic book, a book to go back to again and again to be present with your kids, no matter how chaotic life can be as a parent. Highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynnmatthew | 11/27/2009

    " Fantastic for reframing your thoughts in times of chaos! The meditation guidance really does work in terms of holding your focus in a positive way, whilst ensuring deep relaxation. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Napthali

Sarah Napthali is the mother of two teenage boys and a long-term practitioner of Buddhist teachings. She is the author of several parenting books, including the bestselling Buddhism for Mothers, which has been translated into ten languages to date.