*Available for pre-order! Shipping October 18th, 2018.
My name is Buddha Bear. Ever since I was a small bear, I dreamed of traveling the world. At first it was pretty scary traveling alone. Now I’m not afraid of anything! I’ve learned a lot so far. I try to be kind to everyone I meet on my adventures. If I get frustrated, I remember to breathe and stay calm. I am always grateful when I have food to eat, especially my favorite berries. And I always take time to appreciate nature, because that makes me feel so happy! Even though I’m still a little bear, my mind is pretty strong. Every day I’m learning how to become more content, compassionate, and in control of my thoughts. Because one day, I’m going to become enlightened! That’s why my name’s Buddha Bear!
World-renowned illustrator, author, comic strip artist, and songwriter, Guy Gilchrist is best known as Jim Henson’s cartoonist. He was instrumental in the development of “Fraggle Rock” and the creation of “The Muppet Babies”. He has also set his hand to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Looney Tunes,” “Tom & Jerry,” “The Pink Panther,” and many more. He has written and illustrated over 60 children’s books, three of which were awarded “Best Book Of The Year” by the United Nations International Reading Council. It’s no wonder that his work has been permanently enshrined in the National Smithsonian Institute.
His latest creation…Buddha Bear; the coloring book & children’s book series!
Buddha Bear's Enlightenment Coloring Book is a 21 day course based on our popular self guided meditation journal, ”Everyday Enlightenment: Beginnings.” Although it is recommended for kids ages 5 to 12, this doesn’t mean teens and adults can’t enjoy it and benifit from it as well! It has been carefully created to foster positive emotional growth through concepts of compassion, gratitude and love. This is achieved through the daily theme, a question of self reflection, and most importantly, the adventures of Buddha Bear!
When you buy a copy of Buddha Bear’s Enlightenment Coloring Book, you also buy a much needed school grade notebook and pencil for an underprivileged student, grades 2-8, in the Kathmandu valley.
Buddhist monks & scholars have utilized lokta bark paper for centuries as a medium to transcribe sacred texts as well as to record one's spiritual progress. It is insect & humidity resistant, which allows this unique paper to last for up to 1,500 years! In other words, your childeren will have this interactive coloring book for a very long time. More, this book is made entirely by hand using natural ink, flour based glue, and all eco-friendly materials. Read more...Why Is Nepali Lokta Paper So Special?
This traditional paper is made by hand at 11,482 ft above sea level, in a village in the baglung district of Nepal with a history of making this special paper for over 2,000 years. As a result, your purchase directly supports the livelihoods of these remarkable craftsmen and women, and helps keeps this ancient art alive!
Not only that but with every book you purchase we'll donate one pencil and a notebook to an elementary student in Kathmandu!
Buddha Bear's Enlightnement Coloring Book is available for pre-order and will be shipping October 18th. As soon as we ship you will be given a UPS tracking number. It will then take between 2-4 business days for delivery. Contact us at Sherpas@BackpackBuddha.com for any assistance.
If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your coloring book, we are happy to provide an exchange, or a full refund. Contact us first at, Sherpas@BackpackBuddha.com