"The whole world is a circle."
Healing Mandala For New Orleans
Lone Star College 2005
Mandala for Community Healing
The Woodlands Pavilion 2009
Blanco River Mandala
Cypress Creek Cafe 2015
Sand mandalas are a unique and powerful way for people of all ages to come together in a creative way. Its one of my greatest pleasures to experience the sincerity of participants and viewers as the mandalas are created by many and then destroyed, offering an experience of transient beauty and art. Its not meant to last forever. I offer facilitation of sand mandalas for public or private art events.
I've created tools that make it easy for all ages!
Sand mandalas are available for:
• Community Events
• Corporate Team Building
*Prices vary depending on number of participants and how many hours during event. Please contact me for more info firstname.lastname@example.org
The simplicity of a circle is apparent in all that we are. Our own cells and molecules are circular even at an atomic level. Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle.also means community or connectedness.
We have many circles in our lives.
The circle has been used by many religions and cultures as a healing tool and in art throughout the centuries.
A cycle with a beginning, a journey, and an end. It is all encompassing. The mandala represents life in our lifecycle of birth and eventually, death.
We find the mandala in design in most cultures. Tibetans draw cosmic images to represent spirituality and emotions. They teach that the mandala gives us restoration and creativity. The Native American Navajos create sand mandalas for healing. Upon entering the circle one becomes a part of the circle. It is found in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. In Islam the circle represents wholeness with neither beginning nor end. You can find many of the sacred images of Islam in circular patterns, either complex or simple. In both Judaism and Islam, it is forbidden for man to create any natural images. The Hebrew tree of life contains 10 circles or centers. In Christianity the mandala appears in cathedrals around the world including the rose windows. A significant symbol in Christianity is the mandorla which is 2 mandalas coming together, also known as "Vesica Piscis".
Carl Jung used the mandala as a tool for self realization where he would instruct his patients to create a mandala and put themselves as the center point, then add aspects of their lives inside the circle.
There is a cosmic order to the circle. When we create a mandala we are connecting our own circle to the order of the universe. We can find mandalas in nature all around us. The universe itself is a spiral. The planets above us rotate in circular patterns. The shapes of the planets, moons and suns are mandalas. We see them in the nautilus, the snail, and the center of a rose. The mandala as a healing tool is becoming popular in our western civilization. It has been proven to be helpful for chronic pain sufferers and emotional imbalances.
As individuals we are just one part of the circle, collectively we make up the whole. By taking personal responsibility in healing ourselves we help many.