Buddha Bear

  • 21 Days of Adventure
  • Let's overcome dark forests and mighty rivers!
  • We'll make new friends everywhere!
  • Color with me along the way!
  • *Handmade, hardcover, & all natural.

*Now only $17 for a limited time!

Join me on my journey to enlightenment!

Color all my best Friends!

Who am I?

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!

The Creators

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!



When I was 16 I ran away from home. Over the past 14 years I've continued to travel the world, exploring more than 80 countries, and immersing myself in different ways of life and faiths. I've come to see all people as siblings, connected beings. And I've dedicated my life to sharing my experiences with the hope of helping others.



Erica is a freelance writer, an enthusiast of Buddhism, a valued member of the Backpack Buddha Team, and important contributor to the Buddha Bear series.



We’re a small company based in Nepal and the USA. From the very start in 2015, we decided we would base our entire business model on good karma.Our primary goal is to provide meditation tools, self guided journals, and other spiritually conscious products that truly help people.

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!

Your Donation

When you buy a hardcover 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.
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About this Journal

Lokta Paper & Materials

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?

Buddha Bear Coloring Book

Support Nepal & an ancient art

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!

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Sherpa Shipping

Buddha Bear's Enlightenment Coloring Book is currently available for $14.95. Once you place your order, 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.

100% wheel of Karma guarantee

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

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