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Buddhist monks & scholars have utilized Lokta bark paper for centuries. It is used as a medium to transcribe ancient texts as well as to record one's spiritual progress.
This traditional paper is made by hand at 11,482 ft above sea level, in a village with a history of making this special paper for over 2,000 years.
As a result, your purchase directly helps keep this ancient art alive and supports the livelihoods of these remarkable craftswomen.
For more information please see, What Is Nepali Lokta Paper & Why Is It So Special
Every purchase made on Backpack Buddha directly supports our team of local artisans who assemble our Mala strands, and "Sherpas" who ensure the highest quality beads, and make sure everything is shipped on time, based around Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Once you order, you will automatically receive a shipping confirmation and soon after a UPS tracking number sent to your email. It will then take between 2-4 business days to arrive.
If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, we are happy to provide an exchange, or a full refund. Contact us first at, Sherpas@BackpackBuddha.com before shipping anything back to us.
We’re a small company based primarily in Nepal and the USA. From the very start in 2015, we decided we would base our entire business model on good karma. We create original products using eco-friendly materials such as Himalayan hemp, natural stones, wood, and hand made Lokta paper. Our primary goal is to provide meditation tools, self-empowering journals, and other spiritually conscious products that truly help people.
Ultimately, every purchase made on Backpack Buddha directly supports the livelihoods of our team of local artisans and craftsmen who assemble our Mala strands, books and backpacks by hand. In addition, we also make the following donations on your behalf. For every Blessed Mala/Jewelry purchased, we make a significant donation to the Woechen Thuk-je Choeling Monastery. Finally, for every copy of Buddha Bear’s Enlightenment Coloring Book, we donate 1 school grade notebook to an underprivileged student in the Kathmandu Valley.
From all of us at Backpack Buddha in Nepal, Thailand, Guatemala and the USA, we wish you the greatest inner peace, self-love, discipline, and happiness on your path.