Meet Priya Kumari at Manhattan Book Signing on July 30th

July 27 18:54 2022
Meet Priya Kumari at Manhattan Book Signing on July 30th
Priya Kumari, author of Leaf Talks Peace.
Join award-winning children’s book author Priya Kumari to celebrate the release of her unique children’s book, Leaf Talks Peace, which includes a foreword by HH The Dalai Lama.

MANHATTAN, NY – The book signing will take place on Saturday, July 30th, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. EST at The Tibet House NYC. Attendees can register here for the event. Ticket sales are sliding scale donation-based, and children are free.

This 1-hour program will include:

  • A reading of the book

  • Discussion about Buddha’s message of harmony 

  • Discussion about the importance of peace education

  • A brief mindfulness session for children

  • Book signing – Author-signed copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event.


Leaf Talks Peace is an enchanting picture book that carefully explains Buddha’s message of the interdependent origin of all life. It introduces children to the concept of the interconnectedness of all beings through the eyes of a leaf called Harmony, who lives on the Bodhi Tree. Buddha sits under the tree and sees in Harmony the Sun, the earth, stars, clouds, rain, time, space, the mind, and the whole universe. Spreading a much-needed message of unity and tolerance, the book aims to help children become more mindful and compassionate global citizens.

Additional notes and suggested activities are included to help parents and teachers with questions children may have as they begin to understand the concepts of Harmony, connection, and the link each of them has to join together as conscious global citizens. Best for ages 3 to 8 years old. 

It is also the first Indian author picture book to be endorsed by HH The Dalai Lama. 

“A beautifully illustrated book that teaches children the importance of living in harmony with nature and with all forms of life. I hope that it will contribute to a better awareness of the responsibility each of us has to protect our environment.” — Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

“It is a jewel of thoughts as it encourages young readers to protect cultural diversity and perceive themselves as a reflection of harmony seen in nature.” — His Eminence The Kenting Tai Situpa, The Supreme Head of the Palpung Institution of Buddhist Dharma

The book had a successful Kickstarter pre-order campaign in March with pre-orders of over $7k. Reputed platforms like News12, EBC radio, ITV gold, NY Weekly, International Business Times, and many more have featured Priya and her work.


Priya Kumari is an award-winning children’s author and the founder of Eternal Tree books, an independent publishing house that creates books inspired by Indian culture and native traditions for global distribution. Born and raised in the scenic foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, she inherited her love of reading and passion for the written word from her father, who owned a bookstore. The rich and detailed history of Indian culture and mythos is the source for her own books focusing on humane values of diversity and connection to bring future generations together. She is also a certified public accountant who lives in New Jersey with her husband and two sons. 

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