Community Mandala Projects, Practice
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2016 Inspired Year Mandala

Fifty participants of the Inspired Year Mandala Retreat were invited to contribute a piece to this group mandala project. Each person was given a piece and assigned a color. They printed the piece, filled it with color and form and incorporated their word-for-the-year into their design.

When I started creating these “community mandalas” it was to bring our group closer together and illustrate how there is a place for everyone. I love that you don’t have to be an “artist” or believe that you are creative to fit into this project.

The mandala was designed with a sense of movement to convey how our positive intentions and inspiring words-for-the-year inspire us to take action. The round circles are seeds and the flower aspect is the opening up and our becoming in 2016. I chose soft colors that reinforce how important it is to be gentle with ourselves as we takes the steps we need to realize our dreams. Compassion, self-care, and nurturing are all woven into the color choices.

This is a powerful symbol of love and hope.

Want to participate in the 2017 Inspired Year Mandala?

The first 36 to enroll in the Inspired Year Mandala Retreat will be guaranteed a spot in this project. Get the Details Here

Gallery

Click on the images for a closer look. The detailed view includes the word and the artist’s name.

6 Comments

  1. LouAnn Bramante says

    Love looking at each separate piece. The colors are calming and the words do inspire! Wonderfully enchanting. Is there a download of the whole mandala that can be printed? Thank you.

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    • No there isn’t a download but participants will be getting a little surprise in the mail soon. Watch for the teal envelope in your mailbox. {wink}

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  2. susan kolovson says

    Each part of the mandala is inspiring, between the word of the year and the colors for each section. Put together to represent the community of the Retreat, it’s a masterpiece!

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  3. Fabienne says

    How beautiful! And how nice to see our commnity reflected in this gorgeous madala. Thank you Kathryn for assembling it and for showing us that we’re a true and strong community!

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  4. Nancy Dubuc says

    Love seeing these up close so I can savor the details. Thank you, Kathryn for this wonderful mandala and your part in coordinating, assembling and contributing to it’s completion.

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