Whitney Stewart began meditating after she met and interviewed the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, the subject of two of her books, and lived with a Tibetan refugee family in India. Stewart’s straightforward, non-denominational guide makes meditation simple. It covers the basics in a concise thirty-three pages: Why meditation is good for you, how to sit, how to let your mind rest, even what to do if you feel weird or uncomfortable during meditation. Most importantly, it provides sixteen accessible, useful meditations you can easily learn at home. For ages ten to adult. NOTE: THIS IS A VERY SHORT BOOK.
Whitney Stewart is an award-winning author of young adult biographies, middle grade novels, and picture books. She has traveled widely in Asia and interviewed such figures as the 14th Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Sir Edmund Hillary.
Whitney experienced Hurricane Katrina while trapped in a building in downtown New Orleans. She was helicoptered out of the city with her son and elderly mother-in-law. During her semester away from home, Whitney lived on Nantucket, researched the island’s history and ghost lore, and wrote three children’s books.
Whitney loves to travel, read, meditate, hike, bike, kayak, and do yoga. She is also a Level III Reiki practitioner and is studying Classical Tibetan.