The Tibetan Art of Parenting - Praise

From Before Conception through Early Childhood


256 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861715794

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“A gentle reminder that there are other ways of doing and perceiving things.”—Peter’s Path

“Sure to enrich and educate all readers.”—Cultural Survivial

“...Tibetans possess valuable traditions surrounding the wonderful experience of childbirth to share with the world community. In an era when people around the globe are exchanging ideas and benefiting from the knowledge of others, I feel that this book is timely and that it will be extremely helpful to many parents.”—from the Foreword by Rinchen Khando Choegyal, Minister of Education, Tibetan Government-in-Exile

The Tibetan Art of Parenting is an insightful and timely examination of the intentionality and purposefulness that Tibetans bring to the task of being a parent. It is an important ethnographic contribution to the cross-cultural understanding of childbirth and parenting as well as a fascinating exploration of how spiritual beliefs of birth and re-birth underlie choices about bearing and raising children.”—Ann Armbrecht Forbes, anthropologist and author of Settlements of Hope

“Provides a fascinating and valuable context for understanding our desires for the best possible childbirth experiences. Well researched and clearly written... gives much food for thought.”—Elizabeth Davis, CPM and author of Heart and Hands: A Midwive’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

The Tibetan Art of Parenting gives an inside view on the lives of Tibetans and their unique way of parenting. This book is a valuable contribution towards preserving our culture and will definitely benefit the Western world in providing a better understanding of our social life.”—Jamyang Sakya, author of Princess in the Land of Snows

The Tibetan Art of Parenting brings to those of us in the West a finely crafted distillation of centuries of Tibetan experience of reproduction and parenting from a circle-of-life perspective, including the spiritual dimension, and what it means to be invested in life. This book is a wonderful mind-stretcher.”—Robert Anderson, M.D., President of the American Board of Holistic Medicine

“A delightful, easy-to-read book offering a uniquely sacred and well-integrated view of birth...the first in-depth record of traditional Tibetan birth wisdom...”—Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health

“A sensitive exposition of Buddhist thought as it applies to the mysteries surrounding life, death, and rebirth.”—St. Paul’s Alumni Magazine

“Illustrates the quiet dignity of this ancient culture and passes on some of its wisdom to Western parents.”—San Francisco Peninsula Parent

“A lively presentation of Tibetan practices and beliefs... a most pleasurable reading experience... inspiring reading for any mother-to-be of any cultural background.”—The Tibet Journal