Come and join are sacred mandala art group. We will be using coloured pencils to create our own beautiful creations.
Come to the Hub on Thursday mornings at 10am to 12pm. Everyone is welcome.
Mandala’s are sacred pieces of artwork which are used to evoke healing, spiritual development and meditation.
The word Mandala means ‘sacred circle’ and is derived from the word ‘mandra’ which means ‘container of essence’
This circle or ‘container of essence’ is said to represent wholeness, health, connection, unity, harmony and the cycle of life. It is also said to symbolize being one with life, going with the flow and reflecting inward.
Mandala’s also contain geometric patterns which reflect and represent the geometry of the entire Universe. They usually have a focal point in the center which is known as the seed and is the starting point to the creation of the Mandala and all of life.
Mandala’s can be traced back through many ancient cultures including the Native Americans, Australian Aborigines, Hinduism and Buddhism. Through all cultures however, the creation of a Mandala is often a sacred process that can take weeks to complete.
All Mandala’s are created from the center out and take on their own shapes, colors and patterns depending on the message or healing that is being evoked.
A traditional Buddhist Mandala also includes four quadrants which are said to represent loving kindness, compassion, sympathy and equanimity. These quadrants are also adorned with the colors- white, yellow, red, green and blue which are said to heal the delusions (ego) that obscure the soul.