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The Making of a Sand Mandala

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close up of a Sand Mandala. I remember school taking us to watch the Buddhist monks making sand mandalas and it was breath taking the detail they can make with sand.

close up of a Sand Mandala. I remember school taking us to watch the Buddhist monks making sand mandalas and it was breath taking the detail they can make with sand.

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition a mandala is a visual representation of the universe, believed to aid focus in meditation and promote a feeling of balance.  The word mandala is taken from the Sanskrit word for circle. Explore this art form by engaging in the creative process of making mandalas with your child from found items from nature. … Continue reading Creating Nature Mandalas With Children Step by Step

Creating Nature Mandalas With Children Step by Step

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition a mandala is a visual representation of the universe, believed to aid focus in meditation and promote a feeling of balance. The word mandala is taken from the Sanskrit word for circle. Explore this art form by engaging in the creative process of making mandalas with your child from found items from nature. … Continue reading Creating Nature Mandalas With Children Step by Step

Working on the sand mandala in Karsha monestary, near Padum, Ladakh. @Molly Brozovich @Diana Rhoads @Shelley Holm

Working on the sand mandala in Karsha monestary, near Padum, Ladakh. @Molly Brozovich @Diana Rhoads @Shelley Holm

In the Tibetan tradition, all religious works of art are collectively referred to as sku gsun thugs rten. rTen literally means "support," and in religious terminology it signifies a support for one of the three "bodies" of enlightenment.

In the Tibetan tradition, all religious works of art are collectively referred to as sku gsun thugs rten. rTen literally means "support," and in religious terminology it signifies a support for one of the three "bodies" of enlightenment.

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