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Ce sunt mandalele?

Mandalele pe care le creez reprezinta arta canalizata spre scop. Ceea ce rezulta ca desen, provine
dintr-un fel de stare meditativă în care aduc energie pe care apoi o traduc într-o formă vizuală.

Mandalele pot fi utilizate în mai multe moduri. În primul rând, le puteți folosi în meditație. Folosiți-le
ca un instrument pentru a medita, vizualiza și integra energia prin care aduc. Mandalele pot fi
plasate și undeva în casa ta, unde le poți vedea în timpul zilei. Poate este doar pe comoda ta, unde o
vezi dimineața și din nou înainte de culcare. Acționează ca un generator de energie și, de asemenea,
un memento pentru a va aminti care este intenția dvs. de a utiliza mandala.

Procesul Mandala

Când creez mandale, stabilesc spațiul și intenția de utilizare. Elemente precum muzica sau difuzarea
unor uleiuri esentiale sunt folosite pentru a ajuta la crearea unui spațiu pentru canalizarea
mandalelor. În general, muzica reprezinta forme sonore de vindecare. Îmi place să ascult Deva
Premal în special. Simbolurile si culorile mandalei reprezinta limbajul energiei, ele sunt folosite
pentru a aduce și a deține energia de care am nevoie pentru transformare.

Mandale personale

Mandalele personale sunt creatii unice pentru un individ, pornind de la o intenție specifică în minte.
Puteți solicita mandalei să aduca energia care vă va ajuta cu o anumită circumstanță. Mandalele nu
sunt un leac minune pentru o boală. Ele sunt mijloace care să ajute pentru a aduce energia care
poate înconjura un anumit lucru din viața ta si apoi a o folosi pentru a atinge obiectivul dorit.

Mandala workshop
Who I am?

I am dreamer, a beauty lover, a soul artist, an explorer of life and curious learner, and here
and now I am EVS volunteer at ICM Prostejov.

Why I do mandalas?

I’ve always admired the beauty of the Mandala itself. It was fascinating for me to see how the
patterns expand and grow from the center to the exterior combining different shapes and
colors that connect so beautifully together resulting the Mandala.

Another reason besides the beauty of the mandala is the process itself which helps me be in
the Present moment, connected with my intuition and in a state of flow that the process of
creations brings with itself and this makes me feel more focused and calm.

I’ve started creating mandalas since 2012, I remember buying myself a coloring book with
mandalas and realizing that this is not enough for me anymore – that I wanted to learn how to
create my own mandalas and so I’ve found the book “Mandalas of Light” written by Ursula
Irrgang and since then I kept on learning and creating mandalas.
And now I feel is the moment to share with other people what I’ve learned and discovered
through time and experience.

Mandala Workshop

What to expect?
 To discover deeper meanings of what a mandala is;
 To discover the connection between Fibonacci’s code and the creation of the mandala;
 To decide what mandala you want to create and set an intention for your mandala;
 To be guided and learn the steps in creating your own mandala;
 To use basic mathematics calculations in creating your personalized mandala;
 To discover the connection between letters and numbers as well as the color code that is
used in coloring the mandala;
 To give yourself a moment with yourself for yourself
 No special creative talent required!

When?

 on Tuesday 05/02/2019, 15:30-18:00

Where?

 in ICM Prostějov, Komenského 17

The workshop will be in English and it is dedicated for persons over 15 years old.

If you want to join the event please sent an e-mail at: maria zavináč icmprostejov.cz.

Connect with the Beauty of Nature


People have been taking items from nature and arranging them in sacred beauty for time
immemorial.

Churches and temples are often adorned with floral arrangements, we use flowers to celebrate
births, weddings and even deaths. A deeper way of working with this capacity to draw from
nature as a muse is in the creation of mandalas, a circular design organically created as a
mindfulness practice and formed of natural items. What at first might seem like a childlike
and perhaps mundane activity can quickly take on a deep reverence and profound creative
expression.

My teacher Maya Tiwari of the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda taught me this practice as a
mindfulness meditation.  The process is very simple - we collect some items from the natural
environment; leaves, flowers or shells for example.  You can also do this practice as a
gratitude mediation for the abundance of good food available to you by using legumes and
grains to make your mandala.  In this case once you have finished, place the grains and seeds
on the earth outside so the birds may eat them.   

Mandalas as a Moving Meditation


Many forms of meditation require the body to be still, which is challenging for many of
us.  The mandala meditation involves using your hands to create the mandala and is an
interactive experience of fragrance, touch and if you chant a mantra or sing a song as you go,
sound.  In this way it becomes a moving meditation. Creating a nature mandala is the perfect
offering of your creative spirit; if you do not consider yourself musical or a writer or painter
this may be a wonderful expressive outlet.  

Mandalas for Connection


You can work on your own at home or collaborate with friends.  I often include mandala
creation within yoga workshops and events that I lead.  There is something so powerful about
coming together as a group and organically creating these beautiful offerings which create no
carbon footprint and require nothing more than reverence for the natural world around
us.  It’s such a beautiful rite of passage for the beginning or end of workshop, and can also be
used for special occasions within family life such as at a baby shower or children’s
birthday.  Kids love working on nature mandalas.  

Below are some ideas for how you might create your own nature mandalas, keep in mind that
this is a flexible and organic practice, I invite you to find your own way with it.

How to make your own Nature Mandala


 As you do the practice chant a mantra or song in order to bring together group
consciousness or your individual focus.  There is great healing and power in sound
vibration.

 In order to get out of your ‘thinking’ head and into your ‘feeling’ heart use your body,
specifically ‘anjali’ - your hands - to physically construct a beautiful sacred offering.  

 Mandalas always look different according to the region, the participants and the focus
of intention.  This in itself is a beautiful reflection of the natural artistry involved.  

 You may feel you are not creative or good at making beautiful offerings – but
everyone, even children, can do this.

 This practice gives form to bhakti or devotion; it is a practice of devotion in action.

 The mandala is always circular and has no beginning, no end and no hierarchy.  The
circle represents all participants working together in a feminine model outside of the
patriarchal model of ‘teacher and taught’.

 Try to engage all of your senses in the process of creating a nature mandala especially
sight, smell, touch, sound.  You may also represent the qualities of the elements of
fire, earth, water, air and space in your mandala.

 After completion the mandala is returned to the sacred earth, from where it came.
Seeds and grains fed the birds.  The mandala is never permanent and serves as a
beautiful reminder that in nature, as in life, all things come and go. 
Items in the Mandala:

  If you have a colourful cloth or piece of fabric you can place this on the floor when
working indoors to contain the elements of the mandala. Using a piece of fabric from
your family ancestry (like a table cloth or colourful scarf) will help you to keep a
connection to your ancestry as you work which adds another layer of resonance to the
mandala creation.  Working on the floor facilitates connection to the earth and a sense
of being humble. Of course you can also create a mandala at the beach or in a forest. 

 Seeds and grains represent the abundant plant-based food source from the Earth.

 Flowers represent beauty and sweet fragrance (engaging all the senses).

 Crystals and sacred objects represent our ability to amplify and channel energy.
Symbols of particular qualities (such as the goddess or elemental forms) can also be
used.

 Other items from nature (discarded feathers, tree bark etc.) represent respect and
reverence for the animal kingdom and plant beings. Never use animal products which
have not been found in nature or sourced without harm.

 Shells represent the element of water and the power and majesty of the ocean.

 You will find that whatever intention you bring to this practice is amplified through
the physical ritual. The more you start creating these beautiful offerings the more you
will be able to let go and manifest your dreams and goals through the powerful
process of engaging physically in your intentions.