Buddhism for Mothers

  • by Sarah Napthali
  • Narrated by Rebecca Macauley
  • 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"This is an excellent, practical guide to everyday Buddhism not just for mothers, but for everyone who has ever had a mother." (Vicki Mackenzie, author of the bestselling Why Buddhism?)
"Emotional support of the finest kind: funny, uplifting, reassuring, real and wise. A truly 'mothering' book for mothers... and their children will benefit hugely." (Stephanie Dowrick, author of Choosing Happiness)

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A must read book for mothers

If you could sum up Buddhism for Mothers in three words, what would they be?

A different approach to motherhood and life


What other book might you compare Buddhism for Mothers to, and why?

I have read many many books on gentle parenting and parenting in general, but no other book has had such a great effect on me. It helped me to enjoy life, kids, even my kids trantrums are now a moment to learn and not to get nervous as I did before. I don't know why I didnt know about this book when I was pregnat!


Which character – as performed by Rebecca Macauley – was your favourite?

Neutral calm voice.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I just heard it when taking my kids for a walk in the buggy. It was more like a spa session hearing this book!


Any additional comments?

Is not a religious book, it shows you how to approach life in a more mindfull and loving way.

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- Ana F.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2008
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd