MANDALAS - INFINITE POSSIBILITIES
This Mandala Meditation experience, whether one to one or in a workshop setting, is a special event which awakens your inner creativity, restores balance, helps you de-stress, and is also a lot of fun! You will learn how to create your own unique mandalas, such as the ones above which I created.
- You will be taught a simple – yet highly effective - meditation to help you access positive inner states. The Mandala will act as a prompt to activate your good feelings whenever you look at it.
- The meditation will help you access the innate creativity within you - taking you back to when drawing was just fun – with no pressure to get things right because with Mandala creation there are no rules – anything goes.
- You will receive simple tools and techniques to help you create unique and personal mandalas.
- In a workshop you will connect with like-minded people to share ideas and stories.
Canvases and all art supplies will be provided. But if you have items that you prefer to work with, please feel free to bring them along.
In Sanskrit mandala means ‘circle’. The term "mandala" can be used for any diagram or geometric pattern within a circle. They are spiritual symbols used since the 4th Century by various spiritual traditions, to represents the universe. They are used to focus attention, aid meditation and trance induction as well as creating sacred space.
Mandalas were re-introduced to the West by Carl Jung, the Swiss psychoanalyst, due to his familiarity with writings from India. He believed that circle drawings reflected the inner state of the ‘artist’ or ‘doodler’ at that moment. In his autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections he said:
“Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is: ... the Self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is harmonious.”
Jung believed the urge to make mandalas emerged during moments of intense personal growth and that their creation led to a profound re-balancing process in the psyche; a better integrated personality, a restoration of a previously existing order, as well as creatively giving expression and form to something that did not yet exist, something new and unique.
In short, creating mandalas helps to stabilize, integrate, and re-order the inner life. Creating mandalas is a meditation in and of itself, and can help to alleviate stress, overthinking and worry. The end product, the mandala, is not only beautiful but is also a daily reminder of positivity and what that feels like, helping you feel better every time you look at it. The Mandalas can also be used as a tool to take you back into meditation and remind you of your inner positive states.