Creating Loving, Playful Mandalas
Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning “circle.” It represents wholeness.
Per mandalaproject.org, “The mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as the conceptual circles of friends, family, and community. Tibetan Buddhists believe that a mandala consists of five “excellencies”: the teacher, the message, the audience, the site, the time.” Please visit mandalaproject.org to learn more.
In this World Day of Prayer exercise, I have provided you with six blank mandala patterns for you to print and then create your own personal mandalas within and around. I have also created three mandalas that you can print, then color or embellish as you desire.
I find creating mandalas is a lovely, creative conversation between my inner and outer self, Divine One, and the paper. A message may travel from me to Divine One, or Divine One may flow through my pen and teach me as I relax into the creative process.
Enjoy with peace,
USC Westlake Prayer Chaplain
Please click here for examples of mandalas.
Please click here for your mandala starter kit.