Dragon Prince: stories and legends from Vietnam
Thich Nhat Hanh's retelling of traditional stories provides an introduction to the rich mythology of Vietnamese culture. From creation myths to tales of war, food, and customs myth, all of these stories address the notion of "mindfulness", becoming aware of what is happening in the moment. Fictional characters weave through the lives of historical persons and events, blending fiction and non-fiction, reality and fantasy, into the profound realization of the interconnectedness of all beings.
Contains previously published material from: Taste of Earth and The Stone Boy.
"These tales provide the storyteller's old magic. As easily read as fairy tales, the stories focus on children whose plights become occasions of spiritual transcendence."
"The heroes and heroines of these stories celebrate closeness to the Earth, the importance of assuming personal responsibility for one's conduct, and the possibility of resolving conflict through understanding rather than violence."