Picking up on the growing popularity of coloring books of adults, Shambhala has published some Buddhist Art Coloring Books:
Connect with the sacred art of Buddhism through the creative act of coloring. Buddhist art is rich with symbolism and meaning. Taking the time to color and interact with these symbols and motifs is a simple yet profound way to practice mindfulness and move closer to a greater awareness of one’s own essential nature. The drawings here—all meticulously painted by hand with a small sable brush—relate to the state of being completely awakened and evoke a deep sense of calm and stillness. A concise description of each drawing unravels the many layers of meaning contained within this sacred art, inviting a deeper connection with these drawings.
Tibetan Buddhism is rich with figures that embody the teachings and history of this great tradition. This book pays homage to the bodhisattvas and buddhas, teachers, and deities within the Indo-Tibetan tradition, and the great range of practices, teachings, transmissions, and long retreats that many of these great masters undertook during the course of their lives. Engaging with the fifty illustrations here through coloring is an intimate and simple way to deepen one’s understanding of Buddhism and practice of mindfulness. The drawings here—all meticulously painted by hand with a small sable brush—alternate between qualities that are energizing and calming, and all relate to the state of being completely awakened. A concise description of each drawing introduces each figure and the important roles these great masters have fulfilled in the Buddhist tradition.