A children’s book on the RAIN meditation
Five years ago, I discovered Tara Brach’s RAIN meditation and it changed my life. Through this meditation technique, one learns a step by step guide on how to go through challenging feelings without suppressing, judging or ignoring them. Each time I practice this meditation, it profoundly transforms the understanding I have of myself, but even more importantly it gives me the tools to better understand my daughter’s emotional world. Years later and after practicing RAIN daily, I started to dream of a kid friendly way of bringing RAIN into children’s lives. What if both parents and kids were to have a compass to use for when lost in challenging emotions? What if we were taught from a young age what we could do with strong feelings? In the spirit of bringing RAIN into little one’s lives, I wrote this children’s book.
The Magic of Rain
A story for children (and their grown-ups) about how to go through feelings
written by Pinelopi Sioni
One day at school, Faye has a tough time with her teacher and ends up getting kicked out of class. Feeling completely misunderstood and frustrated, she sits with her grandma in the park, unable to talk about what happened. Granny Yaya steps in to help her navigate the big feelings, teaching Faye that emotions can be understood through the magic of RAIN. This delightful picture book guides readers through Tara Brach’s 21st-century version of the Buddhist meditation technique, RAIN. Using simple and enjoyable language, children (and their grown-ups) can explore this method and easily apply it in their own lives (their grown ups get a parents work book to help them guide the children)
I, Pinelopi, completed a 600 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher and Vedantic Philosophy Training course over a period of two years in Valencia, Spain. For over a decade, I have worked as a yoga and mindfulness teacher and in 2010 I founded English Yoga Berlin. I have given many workshops and retreats on the subjects of “Presence”, “Soft Heart”, “Beyond the thinking Mind” and “Conscious Intention”. Tara Brach, and especially the RAIN meditation, have been deeply inspiring to my meditation philosophy. In 2013, I became a mother to an amazing strong girl. Ever since, I have been searching for ways to connect the intricate emotional worlds of children with the beauty of meditation. I have now written this children’s book on the RAIN meditation and am in the process of searching for publishers.
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