Sarah Conover

Sarah Conover has written six books on world wisdom traditions and the spiritual education of families. Her interests lie in building bridges of understanding between people of differing world cultures and wisdom traditions. As a former high-school teacher, she strived to bring multicultural perspectives to her students by collaborating with other educators worldwide. She was the recipient of two U.S. State Department grants that brought U.S. teachers to the Middle East to initiate classroom collaborations between students in the two regions. Sarah lives in Spokane, Washington, where she teaches creative writing and Buddhist meditation.

From Sarah Conover

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A Muslim folk tale from Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs, A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents collected and adapted by Sarah Conover and Freda Crane (Spokane: Eastern Washington University Press, 2004); originally from Mythology and Folklore. Begin by saying, "Today we will hear a...

Story | By Sarah Conover, Freda Crane | October 27, 2011 | For Children, Grades K-1 | From Love Surrounds Us
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Challenge, Discernment, Forgiveness, Imagination, Islam, Love, Poverty, Redemption, Wisdom

From Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents (Condra Enterprises, 2005). One day, the Buddha and a large following of monks and nuns were passing through a village. The Buddha chose a large shade tree to sit beneath so the group could rest awhile out of the heat. He often...

Story | By Sarah Conover | October 27, 2011 | For Children, Grades 2-3 | From Love Will Guide Us
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Anger, Buddhism, Love

"The Thief Within" is taken from Kindness, A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom (Spokane, Eastern Washington University Press, 2001). Many centuries ago, a young, novice monk traveled alone in the mountains of Tibet. He wandered about penniless, begging for a meager meal from time to time....

Story | By Sarah Conover, Valerie Wahl | October 27, 2011 | For Children, Grade 6, Middle School | From Riddle and Mystery
Tagged as: Conscience, Ethics

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