Mandala is a sacred piece of art work which help to evoke healing, spiritual development and meditation. It can be understood in two different ways, externally as visual representation of the universe and internally as guide for several practices that take place in many ancient traditions including meditation. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the belief is that by entering the mandala and proceeding towards the center, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one’s suffering to one’s joy and happiness.
The word mandala means sacred circle and is from the word mantra which means continuation of essence. This circle or continuation of essence is a set to represent wholeness, health, connection, unity, harmony and cycle of life. It is also set to symbolize being one with life going with flow and reflecting inwards.
Mandalas also connect geometrical patterns which reflect and represent the geometry of entire universe. They usually have a focal point in the center which is known as seed and it is starting point to the creation of the mandala and all of life. Mandalas often have radial balance. It may be a two or three- dimensional geometric composition used in sedans, puja or meditative rituals.
A mandala is a geometric configuration of symbols. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of practitioners and adepts as a spiritual guidance tool for establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation and trance induction.
In new Age, the mandala is a diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a time-microcosm of the universe, but it is originally meant to represent wholeness and a model for the organizational structure of life itself, a cosmic diagram that shows the relation to the infinite and the world that extends beyond and within minds and bodies.
Mandala is an easy art can be done by all age groups. I conduct in-person and online workshops.
I conduct online workshops on Zoom, Skype, Google meet and Facetime.
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Beginner Mandala Workshops
During the Beginner Mandala Workshop, the student is made comfortable working with mandala patterns and create the beautiful art.
Following topics are covered in beginner workshop:
- A brief history of Mandala origins, the method and the terminology used in this art form.
- Creating Mandala grid
- Introduction to Mandala patterns
- Create beautiful art using Mandala patterns.
At the end of the class you will have a finished project with enough skills and materials to create your own Mandala art.
Advance Mandala Workshops
After the Beginner class when the student is ready to learn more after regular practice, it is good time to start with Advance class.
In the Advance class we explore Mandala with either more complicated patterns and techniques or with other materials and mediums taking Mandala to the next level.
Following topics are covered in Advance class:
Revisiting Mandala origins, the method and the terminology used in this art form.
Emphasize on deliberate strokes.
Introduction to mandala patterns (more complicated and advance patterns)
Rework and practice any problem patterns from the previous class..
Enjoy the benefits of improved focus, concentration and much more.
Will finish a project with skills to produce additional projects.