The primary purpose of this book is to introduce Western readers to an integrated view of birth, represented by the Tibetan culture, in which the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, relational, and environmental elements of birth form one whole – a respected, unbroken continuum of life and interconnected experience. Closely related is the purpose of preserving the wisdom of and ancient people. This book aims to document Tibetan birth wisdom and practices for future generations of Tibetans who may not have the fortune to grow up in their homeland; and for Westerners, so that they may learn from and expand upon their knowledge and understanding of childbirth.” – from the Preface.
”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 prespective, including the spiritual dimension, and what it means to be invested in life.” – Robert A. Anderson, M.D., President of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and author of Wellness Medicine.
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.
Anne Hubbell Maiden, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and social psychologist currently residing in Berkeley, California.
Edie Farwell, M.A., is a social and cultural anthropologist currently residing in San Francisco.
185 pages. Paperback.