Learning
Center

For Youth


Buddhist advice & meditation instruction

The Dharma of Star Wars
Matthew Bortolin (Wisdom Publications - 2005)

Stop the Pain
Meditations for Teens
Dale Bick Carlson Carlson, and Carol Nicklaus (Bick Pub. House - 1999)

Just Say Om!: Your Life's Journey
Soren Gordhamer (Adams Media - 2001)

Peaceful Piggy Meditation
Kerry Lee Maclean (Albert Whitman & Co. - 2004)

Buddha in Your Backpack: Everyday Buddhism for Teens
Franz Metcalf (Seastone/Ulysses P - 2002)

Against the Stream: Revolutionary Buddhism for Spiritual Outlaws
Noah Levine (HarperSanFrancisco -2007)

The Coconut Monk
Thich Nhat Hanh, Rachel Neumann, and Mai Vo-Dinh (Plum Blossom Books - 2006)

A Pebble for Your Pocket
Thich Nhat Hanh (Parallax P - 2001)

Under the Rose Apple Tree
Thich Nhat Hanh, Thich (Parallax P - 2002)

Each Breath a Smile
Sister Susan (Plum Blossom Books - 2002) 

Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens
Diana Winston (Perigee Book - 2003)

 

Personal stories & memoirs

Novice to Master: An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity
Soko Morinaga (Wisdom Publications - 2004)

The Hermit and the Well
Thic Nhat Hanh and Mai Vo-Dinh Berkeley (Plum Blossom Books - 2003)

My Master's Robe: Memories of a Novice Monk
Thich Nhat Hanh (Parallax P - 2002)

Silence and Noise: Growing Up Zen in America
Ivan Richmond, Ivan (Atria Books - 2003)

Educational resources on Buddhism & meditation

Buddha for Beginners
(Writers and Readers Documentary Comic Book)
Stephen T. Asma (Writer and Readers - 1996)

Zen for Beginners
Judith Blackstone, Zoran Josipovic,  and Naomi Rosenblatt (Unwin Paperbacks - 1986)

Buddhist Faith in America
Michael Burgan (Facts on File - 2003)

Buddha
Demi (Henry Holt and Co. - 1996)

Buddhism (World of Beliefs)
Anita Ganeri (New Line Books - 2006)

What Makes Me A... ? - Buddhist
Charles George (KidHaven P - 2004)

Prince Siddhartha: The Story of Buddha
Jonathan Landaw (Wisdom Publications - 2003)

Zen Shorts (Caldecott Honor Book)
Jon Muth (Scholastic P - 2005)

Becoming Buddha: The Story of Siddharta
Whitney Stewart (Heian - 2005)

Buddhism (Eyewitness Books)
Philip Wilkinson (DK Eyewitness Guides - 2003)

Videos

Becoming the Buddha in LA.
Dir. Michael Camerini. Documentary. VHS. WGBH, 1993. 

Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
Dir. Ayelet Manahemi. Documentary. VHS. Karuna Films Ltd, 1997