Based on the Zen concept of living in the moment, you simply paint on the board's special surface with water; the image darkens and then slowly fades away. The Buddha Board gently encourages the user to value the present. Buddha Board is also environmentally friendly and will last for years with proper care. It comes with a bamboo brush and Japanese style water holder/stand. The board dimensions are 12 x 9.5 x 1/4. Allow yourself to let go and not be concerned with each outcome - live for the moment and enjoy!