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Leaf Talks Peace-Press Release
Interview with Priya Kumari about the book Leaf Talks Peace by Della Crews, News 12 New Jersey

Priya Kumari, founder of East Brunswick publishing company, previews new book. She shares her book with the Dalai Lama. She also discusses being the daughter of a bookstore owner and how it was growing up in the Himalayas with her family…Click here to watch the interview

Leaf Talks Peace, book launch in Sarnath India, July 2022, event graced by the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind

‘Leaf Talks Peace’ was launched in India, on the Ashaadha Purnima celebration, in July 2022, organized by The International Buddhist Confederation , New Delhi in Sarnath. The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind, also graced the occasion. Author Priya Kumari was honored to share her thoughts virtually during the event… Click here to watch the interview

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First Ever Picture Book by an Indian Author to Be Endorsed by The Dalai Lama, New York Weekly, by Amanda Greyfield

The best children’s literature tells stories that are entertaining enough to keep kids interested while simultaneously communicating a message they need to learn. Priya Kumari’s children’s books tell stories deeply entwined with her culture, but in a way that is accessible to young readers from around the worldClick here to read the article

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The Indo-American Arts Council Announces Annual Weeklong Literary Festival, November 2022

Notable speakers, making in-person appearances at the Caelum Gallery (526 W 26th St.) in NY’s renowned Chelsea neighborhood, include Padma Shri Barkha DuttPriya Kumari and Raza Mir….Click here to read more

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Priya Kumari Of Eternal Tree Books On How To Write A Book That Sparks A Movement An Interview With Sara Connell, Authority Magazine

As part of my series about “How to write a book that sparks a movement” I had the pleasure of interviewing Priya Kumari.Click here to read the article

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Best Children’s Books to Give for Holi and Diwali

At a time when bullying and hate crimes are on the rise, promoting understanding of these festivals in particular and cultural awareness, in general, is important not only for children of Indian heritage but also for those of all backgrounds…Click here to read the article

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Dalai Lama-Endorsed Children’s Book On Peace: An Exclusive Interview With Author Priya Kumari, by Rasana Atreya, India Currents

Peace education in schools, says author Priya Kumari, is essential to creating harmony in the world…Click here to read the interview

Creating a New Learning Sphere with Indian Values, Frontlist
Featuring Priya Kumari, award-winning Children’s author and Founder of Eternal Tree Books, our new episode of “The Frontlist Show” revolves around “Creating a New Learning Sphere with Indian Values.”
This Friday, tune into this riveting session and discover her exciting journey of navigating publishing avenues…Click here to listen to the podcast
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Peace Education Helps Reduce Cultural Bias and Prevent Violent Acts In Schools

Studies indicate that children who are minorities, have disabilities, or identify as LGBTQ are more likely to be bullied than their peers. Believe it or not, children notice race as early as six months old, and race-based discrimination is already widespread when children start elementary schoolClick here to read the article

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CPA Turned Author, Mother Writes An Illustrated Book To Help Children Be More Mindful

“Changing career from CPA to author meant losing fixed income and lifestyle change but all sacrifices were worth it.” Priya shared with the AHN communityClick here to read the article

This New Jersey mum’s books on Buddhist values are promoting peace education in US schools

US-based mother of two Priya Kumari writes and publishes children’s books that impart Indian values and the message of peace and harmony to kids around the worldClick here to read the article

A Writer Trapped in the Body of an Accountant

Priya Kumari said When I decided to become a writer, I had no expectations. I was following my passion. Written words are powerful….Click here to read the article

Book Nook: Leaf Talks Peace, Motherhood Moment

I recently had a chance to see an e-book version of Leaf Talks Peace- Buddha’s Message of Harmony by Priya Kumari.Click here to read the article

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A Quarterly Newsletter from East Brunswick Human Relations Council, Diversity Rocks

Founder, Priya Kumari featured in the newsletter of the Human Relations Council of East Brunswick for Women’s History month. This issue features words from Mayor Cohen, bios of local female leaders for Women’s History Month, and a recap of some recent events…Click here to read the newsletter

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Give Peace a Chance. Students at Hudson Montessori School Put 'Peace Education' Into Action to Help People of Ukraine

In addition to the collection drive, students have also been engaged in conversations about the conflict, including by by hearing from award-winning author Priya Kumari who visited the school to read her book, “Leaf Talks Peace,” earlier this month. Praised by the Dalai Lama, Kumari’s book spreads the Buddha’s message of living in harmony with nature and all forms of life.  …Click here to read the news 

Interview with Priya Kumari about the book Leaf Talks Peace, EBC Radio

Founder and author, Priya Kumari’s interview on EBC Radio, 1170AM, the largest South Asian Radio Station of United States. With RJ Anubha…Click here to listen to the interview

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Priya Kumari, Children’s Book Author and Publisher, Eternal Tree Books {Our NJMOMpreneur of the Week}

Priya Kumari, our NJMOMpreneur of the Week, was born and raised in India, surrounded by tea gardens and farms in the foothills of the Himalayas. So when she moved to the U.S. and had children, she wanted them to know about their culture and her experiences as a child…Read the full post here

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Indian television actress and blogger known for her portrayal of Laali in Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo on Zee TV, praises our book, Leaf Talks Peace written by Priya Kumari.

Author Reads Her Book to Hudson Montessori Students; Book Praised by the Dalai Lama for its Peace Me

Award winning author Priya Kumari visited Hudson Montessori School to read her upcoming book, “Leaf Talks Peace,” on March 8, 2022. With what ​​the world is facing right now, we are reminded more than ever of the importance of teaching the principles of harmony and compassion to our students so that they can practice emotional hygiene too….Read the full post here

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News 12 Features Founder Priya Kumari and her book Leaf Talks Peace endorsed by H.H. The Dalai Lama

Our founder, Priya Kumari, got featured on News 12 along with her upcoming book, Leaf Talks Peace which has been endorsed by H.H. The Dalai Lama with his foreword…Click here to watch the news

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Dr. Lyudmila Klasanova’s “Do You Want to Try? Yoga for Kids”

I am absolutely delighted to introduce a new book by our East Europe Correspondent, Lyudmila. This book is for children, but it is also a wonderful introduction for parents seeking an engaging and vivid way to introduce the ancient art of yoga to their kids. Yoga is in and of itself fun and fascinating, but the presentation of Do You Want to Try? Yoga for Kids brings various beginner poses (asanas) to life through animals, illustrating how each pose is infused with a certain quality. The book is published by Eternal Tree Books and will be released on 7 February 2022…..Read More

Our founder and author, Priya Kumari’s book at the International Rakhi Festival

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — Surati for Performing Arts celebrated its Second International Rakhi Festival on Wednesday, August 18, 2021,outdoors in downtown Jersey City at Amiya Restaurant. In attendance were Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City, Ward-E Councilman James Solomon, officers from the JCPD, and the Jersey City LGBTQ community leaders, among others. It was a smaller than usual Surati event but of immense significance, especially in our present polarized world….Read More

ITV Gold, a famous South Asian TV station in the U.S., features the Rakhi message of Founder Priya Kumari.

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — Surati for Performing Arts celebrated its Second International Rakhi Festival on Wednesday, August 18, 2021,outdoors in downtown Jersey City at Amiya Restaurant. In attendance were Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City, Ward-E ….Read More

Momspresso, a famous Indian blog that empowers moms, recommends My Raksha Bandhan

In recent years, the festival of Raksha Bandhan has evolved far beyond its original cultural roots. Whereas earlier sisters used to tie rakhis on the hands of their brothers as the brothers promised to keep them safe and protected at all times, times have changed. It has now becomea bond to be celebrated between siblings of any gender, with promises of love and affection from both ends… Read More

“A great positive book,” The Reading Angel praises The ABCs of Virtue

The ABCs of Virtue is a rhyming book for children and aims at simultaneously developing their vocabulary, teaching them the alphabet, and inculcating values that will help them become citizens of the world, such as confidence, duty, ethics, and honesty… Read More

Kids Book Café recommends The ABCs of Virtue

A book named “The ABCs of Virtues”, would it be preachy? This was the thought that came to my mind before we read this book. I worried needlessly. Not only was the book not preachy at all, it is probably one of the most unique books I’ve ever come across. Not written in a story form, it introduces 26 key virtues every child (human) should know – one for each alphabet! How cool is that?… Read More

The ABCs of Virtue: Press Release

‘The ABCs of Virtue’, written by Priya Kumari and Komal Garg and illustrated by Maitreyi Ghosh, is available now on Amazon. ‘The ABCs of Virtue’ is a children’s book that teaches not only alphabets and new words, but also imparts those all-important values to help children grow into good, wise, and responsible adults of tomorrow… Read More

Lyudmila Klasanova, a truly charismatic woman making a tangible difference in the spiritual and intellectual lives of those around her

Aside from the occasional visiting Rinpoche, few are in a position to represent and transmit the Vajrayana tradition in the nations of Eastern Europe. Bulgaria, however, is home to one such individual in the form of my good friend Lyudmila Klasanova (or, as many associates call her, Lucy), a truly charismatic woman who is making a tangible difference in the spiritual and intellectual lives of those around her…Read more