"Each person’s life is like a mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life." -Pema Chodron
A mandala is a sacred circle. Mandala ('Manda' means essence and 'la' means within in); essentially a circle that contains the essence. It has a long history and is recognized for its deep spiritual meaning and representation of wholeness. Each mandala that we create is a portrait of the inner self – our ideas, feelings, emotions, and concepts. It is an exercise in visualizing and capturing the dynamism of our inner landscape. Its intrinsic appeal lies in the fact that it relates to everything from each cell that we are composed of to the life that surrounds us - from the micro to the macro – all the patterns found in nature. The connection to the celestial circles - the sun, the moon and the stars brings our attention back to the inner sphere. There is an implied dynamism within a circle, perhaps because of a lack of corners. No beginning, no end. Eternity.
In this workshop, we will practice establishing a connection with our creative selves, seep in the sacred geometry that we observe and bring it out on paper. We will also explore and identify its usage in the architectural elements of the Humayun Tomb complex. By the end of the session, you will have your very own personalized mandalas.
About the Facilitator: Jessica Singh
Interdisciplinary artist | Social Development Professional | Author
She is a professional social worker; an Oxford graduate who specializes in gender and education. Her first book, ‘When Love Lived Alone’ has prose poems with illustrations and the second is a story contribution to an anthology, ‘Stories We Don’t Tell’. She is a certified Reiki and Pranic Healer practitioner who prefers to design her own spiritual healing path through art.
|2021 dates to be announced soon|