It's all about process, not product! It can be hard to live in the moment when we’re always juggling tasks, scheduling activities, and playing catch-up. The Buddha Board encouraged little ones and grown ups alike to slow down, let go, and savor the enjoyment of creating.
Eric Thrall invented the Buddha Board as a way to help people embrace the concept of mindfulness. His drawing board is both a meditative product and a doodling tool. When you paint on the Buddha Board surface with water, the image darkens. As the water evaporates, the artwork slowly fades. What’s left is a blank slate—literally and figuratively. When the water disappears, so do the feelings and emotions that went into the artwork, leaving the artist with a clear mind, Eric says.
Learning to appreciate change and to value the present is important for all ages. The Buddha Board is a great tool for unleashing creativity without worrying about perfection or permanence. You can create artwork or simply doodle or practice brush strokes. The art may be fleeting, but the enjoyment lingers.
Materials & Safety
- Environmentally friendly
- Only uses water—no ink, no paint, no chemicals
- Buddha Board is 100% recyclable
- Art fades away leaving a blank surface to create again
- Only water should touch the surface of the board
- Always "paint" lightly—do not oversaturate the board or immerse in water
- Made in China
- Large Dimensions: 12" x 9" x 0.15"
- Small Dimensions: 5" x "5 " .15
Play is okay! tip
Use the Buddha Board to introduce a mindfulness practice to your children. A consistent mindfulness practice has been linked to increased levels of happiness and well-being in both children and adults.