Mandala Project

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Photo courtesy of Split Rock Studios “Réseau Ecole et Nature”

Mandalas have always, for me, very meditative; and been a way to focus my mind and provide myself with a s sufficient creative outlet for pent up energy.

Wherever I go hiking or traveling, expect me to leave a mandala in my wake. I always wonder what comes across other people’s minds as they discover these beautiful masterpieces left for the wind to scatter.

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The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean “circle,” a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself–a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.

Describing both material and non-material realities, the mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as conceptual circles of friends, family, and community.”

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To the Celts, the wheel symbol represents the ever turning of the seasons. From one cycle to the next. From one way of life to another: each one a tide of influence and energy.

To Buddhists, the wheel represents the teachings of Buddha, because he was known as the one who “turned the wheel of the dharma” and thus the wheel symbol is the Dharmachakra, or “wheel of law.” To the Tibetans this symbol is known as chos kyi’khor lo, which means “the wheel of transformation.” Buddhists are also known for their mandalas.

To Native Americans, Medicine Wheels, sometimes known as Sacred Hoops, have been used by generations of various Native American tribes for health and healing. It embodies the Four Directions, as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Spirit Tree—all of which symbolize dimensions of health and the cycles of life.

To me, circles and mandalas, represent our unity as healers, teachers, warriors, and visionaries. They represent the continuation of thought through connection. Of heart connection.

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Here you will find some of my Mandalas, and the Mandala Workshoppes that I offer.

Feel free to contact me for details.

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