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  • Personal Mandala

  • What is a Mandala, you ask?Mandala: any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditationIt literally translates to Circle or Center

  • Temporary Sand MandalaTibetan monks create impermanent mandalas as an act of meditation. When theyve completed the mandala, they sweep it up and release the sand into a moving body of water to spread the mandalas blessings.Notice how they plan their pieces out first!

  • Chenrezig Sand Mandala created at the House of Commons of the United Kingdom on the occasion of the Dalai Lama's visit in May 2008

  • Personal Mandalas:

  • What is a Personal Mandala?In the West, mandala is used to refer to the "personal world" in which one lives. The significance of objects within a mandala are conveyed by shape, size, and color; they can be abstract designs or specific images of people, places, and ideas that are central to a persons life

  • Mandala Basics (design)circular design in layers radiating from the centercenter symbolizes that which is beyond our understandingcircumference reflects its potential as well as boundaries

  • Materials NeededA rulerA home made compass made by using cardboard and a hole punch!Thick paperAcrylic paint (this does not come out of clothing)Paint brushesWater

  • Your AssignmentYou will create your own personal mandala using paint. The overall effect must resemble the examples Ive shown you today. Grid out your paper into squares and then make your circle. Draw lightly!Plan your images They can just be symbols or colors to represent what you think is important.Draw the mandala out first on your paperPaint your images carefullyCheck to be sure that you have at least five layers.

  • A few more examples: