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Welcome to the Circle

Welcome to 100Mandalas.com and the home of the 100 Mandalas Challenge & Community hosted by Kathryn Costa. If you are interested in drawing, coloring, or working with mandalas, then you’ve arrived at the right place!

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Have fun exploring the many pages on this site. Each week there is something new to inspire your mandala practice. Don’t miss out! Subscribe to the weekly e-mail newsletter.

Mandala Workshop at Yoga Balance

Creating Mandalas for Relaxation & Self Expression

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017
at 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Yoga Balance Studio
135 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH

This workshop will be a fun opportunity to channel your inner artist! The workshop begins with an introduction to mandalas: the origins of the mandala; where mandalas show up in various cultures and in nature; and how mandalas are used as a practice for relaxation and self-expression. After centering with a short Gentle Yoga practice, we will learn how to construct a symmetrical grid as a basis for our designs, which we will then add shapes and patterns to create beautiful individual mandalas. We will finish with a closing ceremony to witness and honor everyone’s work.

No art or yoga experience required.

Beginners are encouraged to attend.

All materials and supplies are provided.

Fee: $45 per person; $40 before April 1.

REGISTER NOW & SAVE!

Mandalafest 2017 Seeking Sponsors

Our first Mandalafest in October 2016 was such a huge hit that I decided that we’ll do it again! Preparations are underway for our next Mandalafest and that means collecting prizes and designing the official Mandalafest Party Planner.

About Mandalafest

Mandalafest is an event to celebrate the joy of creating and coloring mandalas. Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle” or “center.”  Mandalas are circular designs that often have repeating patterns and colors radiating from the center and popular in coloring books. During Mandalafest, partipants are encouraged to share their love for mandalas by hosting a mandala party for their friends and families. Mandala enthusiasts from all over the world gather online during Mandalafest for live Facebook videos and contests to win prizes.

Mandalafest is hosted by Kathryn Costa, author of “The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art” and the host of the popular “100 Mandalas Challenge.”

Event Date: April 22 – 30, 2017

Promotional Period: April 1 – April 30, 2017

Seeking Prize Sponsors

Prizes can be art supplies, books, jewelry, art and anything that would inspire the mandala enthusiast.

  • Sponsors are featured on www.100mandalas.com (Reach: 6k visitors) and www.facebook.com/100mandalas. (Fans: 7.5k)
  • Sponsors are featured in the official Mandalafest Party Planner that gives ideas for hosting a mandala party and details on the contests and prizes.
  • Sponsors are featured in two of the live Facebook videos during Mandalafest where host Kathryn Costa talks up your product and brand. (Reach: 1,500+ viewers per video)
  • Sponsors are featured in the 100 Mandalas Weekly e-mail newsletter. (Subscribers: 5.5k)

See Mandalafest 2016 to learn more about how these events are organized and promoted.

Interested? Contact Kathryn Costa for more details at kathryn@100mandalas.com by March 17, 2017.

Do you know someone who would be interested in sponsoring Mandalafest? Download and Share this pdf that has these details for sponsoring the event.

Your Mandalas Tell a Story…Discover Yours

Did you know that the mandalas that you create have a story to tell?

The lines, shapes, symbols, colors, and arrangements in your mandala art reflects your unconscious at a particular moment in your life.

Sometimes it’s hard to put into words your feelings or what’s troubling you. The expressive arts is a way of creating a visual representation that aids you in unlocking those words. When those stories are unlocked, there’s a feeling of release and relief.

There are 12 psychological stages that we all go through in life.

In fact, we experience these stages over and over again. In this series called, “The Great Round,” we explore these stages by coloring, drawing, painting, collaging, and crafting mandalas. No art experience necessary.

What do those psychological stages look like?

Here are a few that you’ll recognize:

Milestones in Life: birth, adolescence, graduation, leaving home, marriage, parenting, caring for aging parents, retirement, etc.

Creativity Cycles: feeling creatively low versus highly productive and energized; unfocused versus focused periods

Life’s Challenges: Loss, grieving, falling apart, health issues

Embracing Something New: new projects, careers, relationships

You’re invited to take your mandala practice to the next level in 2017.

If you are curious about the meaning in your mandalas, you’ll find the Great Round Series fascinating. Be prepared for many “a-ha” moments as you make connections and glean meaningful insights with each mandala project.

Within the 100 Mandalas Community you have two options for exploring the Great Round Series:

Option 1: Join the Sharing Circle

The Sharing Circle is a private website for mandala enthusiasts. The Great Round Series is explored one stage per month with a summary and overview of the stage and several mandala projects to choose from. Members create and post their mandala art and reflections. Meaningful connections are made among members as they post comments and discuss the stages and mandala projects.

1-year membership is $60 (That’s only $5/month!); billed annually

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Option 2: Join the Sharing Circle + VIP Lounge

Have you started exploring the Great Round and find it confusing? Are the stages all running together? Do you need help with understanding the connections between the stages and how they relate to your life?

In this new webinar lecture series, I guide you through each stage individually and how they relate to the other stages. You’ll get the bigger picture and see how it all relates more clearly to your life.

The webinar format is so fun! We meet up live. I’m on video camera, the lecture comes to life in a gorgeous slideshow presentation, and we chat. All sessions are recorded.

My favorite part is the Show & Tell! This is what makes this series different than the other online courses.

Participants get two optional assignments with each lecture. Six to eight examples of participants’ mandala art will kick off the webinar. It’s a great review of the stages and participants get feedback from the facilitator and other members.

This is an interactive and engaging course!

1-year membership for Sharing Circle + VIP Lounge is $120. (That’s only $10/month) billed annually.

Already a Sharing Circle member for 2017? Select the VIP Lounge add-on option. $60

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New for 2017! The Goddess Within the Great Round Workshop

For VIP Lounge members only, a new workshop called “The Goddess Within the Great Round” explores the seven Greek Goddess archetypes. We take your study of the Great Round to an advance level in this unique one-of-a-kind online workshop.

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In this workshop you’ll:

  • Meet the goddesses, learn their stories, their strengths and their wounds.
  • Recognize these classic archetypes in yourself and the women in your life.
  • Make connections between the Great Round Series and the goddess archetypes. You’ll learn which goddess archetype will best guide you through the different stages.
  • Discover your goddess archetypes and make your own personal goddess mandala shield.

susanjohnsonKathryn masterfully weaves the Greek Myths into your life and pairs it with the Great Round in a way that will give you now self-awareness. I enjoyed her connections between the goddesses and real life, her ability to connect the Greek goddesses and their natural role in the cycle of the Great Round, and her gorgeous mandala depictions of each goddess.

Let Kathryn lead you on a journey with the goddesses through the great round – you will savor the experience! ~Susan Paul Johnson, MBA, PhD Expressive Arts Facilitator, CreatingMandalas.com

VIP Lounge Webinar Schedule & Topics:

January – Introduction to the Great Round, Stage 1 and Stage 2
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., EST (all sessions are recorded)

February – Stage 3 & Stage 4

March – Stage 5 & Stage 6

April – Stage 7 & Stage 8

May – Stage 9 & Stage 10

June – Stage 11 & Stage 12

July – Completing the Circle

August – No webinar

September – Goddess Within the Great Round

October – Mandalafest

November – Goddess Within the Great Round

December – No webinar

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Kathryn CostaMeet Your Host

Meeting my “Goddesses Within”

When I first learned about the Greek Goddess archetypes five years ago, it opened up a whole new world to me. I learned a lot about myself, both my strengths and weaknesses. I also have a new perspective on the women in my life. So much so, that I feel like I have a better understanding and appreciation of them. It’s even helped me to navigate the workplace. The biggest takeaway has been the realization of how we can have different values, priorities, and tendencies – none of them better or less than, simply different. The VIP Lounge webinar series leading up to the workshop will give you a good solid foundation of the Great Round concepts before we add the Goddess Within layer. 

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I’ve had the pleasure and honor to be mentored by Susanne Fincher, a leading authority in using mandalas for healing, insight, and self expression. She is the author of many books including “The Mandala Guidebook” that we use as a guide for studying the Great Round and “Creating Mandalas” an indispensable resource for understanding the meanings in our mandalas.

I completed Susanne Fincher’s Mandala Certificate Program in June 2016. This program included two weeks of intensive study of the Great Round. I have to tell you it was exciting to listen to Susanne’s lectures, ask her questions, and create mandala projects along side others dedicated to this fascinating study.

I presented “The Goddess Within the Great Round” in June 2016 for the completion of the certificate program. I received invaluable feedback and insights from Susanne Fincher and Marilyn Clarke who are well versed in Greek mythology and these Greek goddess archetypes. At this training, I met three mandala experts from Brazil who studied the Greek goddesses archetypes directly with Roger Woolger author of “The Goddess Within.” It was exciting to make connections and get expert feedback on what I’ve developed for you.

Let’s explore our mandala stories together in 2017

~ Kathryn Costa, Workshop Facilitator
Author of “The Mandala Guidebook” and Host of the 100 Mandalas Challenge

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Blessings Jar

I was a single mother for many years. My son and I had a nightly routine that began with four familiar words, “It’s time for bed.” As soon as I would begin to utter this announcement, we’d race headlong to my bed. The first person to get there would exclaim, “Name three things that made you happy today.” We’d take turns recounting good things from our day but the last person to get there had to go first. Here’s what we discovered:

  • We started looking for good things in our day. We knew we were going to report on it later in the day, so we collected good things to bring back home.
  • We noticed patterns in our expressions of gratitude. Often they involved connecting with other people, accomplishing a goal, finishing a project, or learning something new.
  • The blessings were not always big things, but were more often something really small like smiling and being kind to a store clerk and noticing how it would brighten their day or the smell of coffee and the warm feeling of drinking it on a cold morning.

Our nightly routine opened a door for discovering not only the types of things that made us happy, but it was a time to discuss what was happening in our days, how we were feeling, and what was important to us. It became a teachable moment to reflect on these “gratitudes” and make connections with our values, ideals, and faith.

Make Your Own Blessing Jar

Today’s prayerful project is based on the newest gratitude practice in my household. A jar sits on the kitchen table with strips of paper and a pen alongside it. Family members are invited to record unexpected surprises and blessings onto the paper strips and tuck it into the jar. On New Year’s Eve, we empty out the jar, read the messages, and remember the many blessings from the year. It’s a wonderful way to close one year and begin a new one. And, it’s a simple way to remember and celebrate as a family.

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Dream Wheel 2016

For over 12 years now, I’ve started my year by creating a “vision board” where I cut up images and words that reflect my hopes, wishes, and dreams for the year. In recent years, my vision boards are 18″ circles cut out of cardboard and I call them “dream wheels.” Pictured above is the dream wheel that I created 2016.

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Blessings Wheel 2016

After my husband and I read through our blessing jar slips we were not sure what to do with them. A few days later, a friend on Facebook tagged me on a photo of a mandala that she had created where she wrote her blessings in a spiral. As soon as I saw it I knew, “That’s it!”

Working off this idea, I pulled out my Dream Wheel from the year and turned it over. I started by drawing a heart in the center and spiraling a large path. My husband and I recorded a lot of blessings so I started by writing small and hugging the line. I then made another pass around the spiral only this time writing the letters to fill the space. Amazingly all of the blessings fit in my mandala perfectly!

It was fun to make some connections between the two sides, between what I hoped for and what happened. For example, shortly after my book was published a friend went to Kripalu for a weekend program and took my book with her. She snapped a photo of my book with Kripalu’s main building in the background. She sent it to me with a note that she could see me teaching mandala workshops there. What is amazing is that I had first learned about Kripalu back in the late 80’s and have wanted to go there, but time and money were often barriers until one day I had forgotten this dream. I printed my friend’s photo and added it to my dream wheel.

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Six months later, I finally had my first Kripalu experience. I wanted to see for myself if teaching mandalas there would be a good fit for me. Within two days of returning home, I pulled together a program proposal and sent it off. Will my dream of teaching mandala workshops at Kripalu become a reality? I don’t know, but what I do know is that my dream wheel helped me to “see” my dream and remember it. Keeping this goal top of mind led to taking the next step, writing the proposal.

Writing out the blessings also helped me to recognize some patterns of things that are important to me. The two that jump out the most from 2016 are family and community. My husband and I cherish the times we had with our sons and every opportunity to connect with them. Secondly, what I loved this year, even more than publishing my first book, was how close the 100 Mandalas Community has grown since I opened up the new private members website. The learning, sharing, and friendships that happen in our Sharing Circle is priceless.

If the Blessings Jar and Dream Wheel projects interest you, check out my upcoming online Mandala Retreat. The Dream Wheel is one of several projects that we create that help us to remember our dreams and tap into our deepest desires for the year. This course also covers how to create your own nourishing personal retreats. LEARN MORE

Thank you Sandra MacPherson for the idea to record my blessings in a mandala. Brilliant idea!

Thank you Melissa Martin for helping me to remember my Kripalu dream!

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Visit catholicnh.org/downloads to print up a label to color and add to your jar. The download also includes other ideas and projects for your gratitude practice.

The “Blessings Jar” article is from my Prayerful Projects column for Parable Magazine.

Solstice Mandala Calendar

21 artists from around the world submitted mandalas for this Community Mandala project. It is a count down calendar to the Solstice. Each day starting on December 1st and finishing on December 21st a different mandala is featured.

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When I was a child I loved my Advent Calendars that counted down to Christmas. Each day I would eagerly await to see what the next picture would be. There were some years when my brother and I would get those cardboard calendars with the little chocolates behind each window. My brother would invariably gobble up all of his chocolates by day three while I was patient and would enjoy the little treat each day. Inspired by this fun memory, I designed a countdown calendar only in this case we are counting down 21 days to the Solstice.

This mandala project is about creating something beautiful as a community that will light up and inspire all who see it. As we create mandalas during this Solstice season, may we recognize the light within ourselves and the light in each other.

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As you can see some assembly is required. I’ve designed the numbers and mandala tags for you to print. All you’ll need is some paper, scissors, a glue stick and ribbon. I used three different scrapbook papers for the tags, white paper for the numbers and the title graphic and two pieces of 12×12 scrapbook paper for the background.

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Here is a peak at day 8, Patricia Mosca’s mandala. Isn’t it beautiful?

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I went with a silver and white theme. You can choose ANY color you like for your calendar. I designed the mandala for the title so you can color it in to match the colors you use in your calendar.

This Solstice Mandala Calendar is a FREE gift from me to you. Feel free to print and make this calendar for your friends and family. Pass the link on to others. Share photos about it and help us to spread the word about the calendar and 100Mandalas.org. The Solstice Mandala Calendar is for personal use only. I do ask that you don’t sell this calendar or change the file in any way. Each artist retains the copyright of their mandala art. The Solstice Mandala Calendar is the copyright of Kathryn Costa.

Look at what Sandy Moore did with the Solstice Calendar.

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Help us to spread the word about this calendar and 100mandalas.com.

1. Assemble a calendar and post photos to Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, your blog or website.

2. E-mail your friends.

3. Share the Facebook posts from www.facebook.com/100mandalas

4. Make a calendar for a friend!

5. Do you have a great idea of how we can get this calendar out into the world? Let me know! Send your cool ideas to kathryn@100mandalas.com

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It’s Your Turn

A Gratitude Mandala Exercise for Those Challenging Times

It is easy to count our blessings when everything is sunny and cheery, when the kids are behaving, and the bank account is flush. We need our gratitude practice the most during challenging times. In this exercise, think about an area in your life where you are struggling. Maybe you are having a difficult time at work or with a specific person? As you work on this mandala design, think of eight things you are grateful for about this challenging situation or person. When you are done, I guarantee you’ll feel a greater appreciation for the situation, and you’ll have had fun making this mandala.

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Step 1: To create this mandala, I drew two circles and divided the outer ring into eight equal segments using a protractor and ruler. (45 degree increments)

Step 2: Fill each segment with doodled patterns using a black fine liner pen. Be sure to leave spaces for writing words and short phrases.

Step 3: Fill the shapes using bright juicy colors. Color has a way of lifting our moods. In the example above I used extra-fine point Sharpies.

Step 4: Think about a challenging situation you are experiencing in your life and record one thing you appreciate or feel gratitude about in each of the eight sections that you just colored. It helps to journal these words after applying the color so the words don’t bleed. In my example, I’m reflecting on what I’m grateful for in my day job. Some days I grow really weary trying to keep up with my creative projects. I’d rather play than work! You’ll see in each segment all of the things I’m grateful for that the day job brings: great people, lots of laughter, my own little office (not a cubicle), a steady income, using my skills, etc.

Step 5: At the center of the mandala fill with color and an inspiring quote. Here I chose the words, “Bloom where you are planted.”

Visual Reminders:

I have this mandala hanging up next to my desk. Any time I’m feeling stressed, overworked or frustrated, I look at the colorful patterns and read the little messages. It really helps me to turn my mood around, and remind me of all the good things surrounding me.

This mandala exercise is one of many projects found in my book, “The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint and Color Expressive Mandala Art.”

If you enjoyed this prompt, you’ll love my upcoming online Mandala Retreat in January: The Inspired Year Mandala Retreat

DIY Gifts to Lift the Spirit

This last year I had been contributing mandala art for the Heart to Heart column in Parable Magazine. When the editor of the magazine saw my book, “The Mandala Guidebook” she approached me about contributing a project for a new column.

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I came up with the name “Prayerful Projects” for the column to tie in with Mae Edwards’ new focus for her Heart to Heart column about making time for one self in the form of a personal retreat. Pictured above you can see the layout and how our columns face each other.

The first project in this series is a journal project designed for the non-artist who wants to create a special place to record their thoughts, ideas, inspirational quotes, and prayers.

A plain notebook is transformed into a lovely space with the addition of a mandala colored, cut out and glued on the cover.

My mandala practice – creating and coloring mandalas – as well as journal writing offer me a quiet time to relax, reflect, and renew.

In this weary world, we need more places of refuge. May this new series offer you projects to lift your spirit.

 

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Watch me on Facebook in this video where I talk about this project and show you the journals.

When each issue of Parable is published, I’ll jump on Facebook for some Show & Tell. We can chat about these projects and you can ask me questions and share your ideas. Subscribe to my e-mail newsletter to not miss these live videos. You’ll get a mandala coloring book when you subscribe!

Gift Idea!

These journals would make a lovely gift for Christmas, birthdays, get well, or for any friend going through a transition and could use a place to capture their thoughts and feelings. Pair the journal with a book and pen to suit the occasion.

The mandala is a universal symbol that represents wholeness and connection. The mandala decorated journal makes a great gift for anyone of any faith tradition.

Show Notes from the Facebook Video

Read November/December issue of Parable Magazine.

Download the mandala art featured in this project. Visit catholicnh.org/downloads.

Moleskin journals come in a variety of sizes and colors. Order the journals on Amazon.

My favorite daily reader is “The Book of Awakening” by Mark Nepo

I talked about what I’m offering in 2017. Here are some related links:

  • Inspired Year Mandala Retreat – This two week, online experience will start your year off inspired! Creating personal retreats, learning the power of intention and attention, and discerning our deepest wishes for the new year are explored through videos and projects. No art experience required.
  • The Great Round Series – This lecture series will guide you through a fascinating process of discovering your mandala stories.
  • Sharing Circle – Private website for members of the 100 Mandalas Community.

 

Gratitude Mandalas

42 gratitudes.

Pictured above is the Flower of Life pattern made up of 42 petals filled with declarations of people, accomplishments, and gifts that I’m grateful for.

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At the center is my “inner circle” including my devoted husband, son, colleagues and dear friends. In the white petals are words that describe the qualities that I’m grateful for within this circle.

The other circles in this design cover a variety of gratitudes:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • 100 Mandalas Community
  • Accomplishments
  • Gifts and Talents that I’ve nurtured in myself
  • Authors and Artists who I admire

If you look closely at my mandala you’ll find some keywords that repeat: friendship, connection, creativity, curiosity, support, love, sharing, and caring. I see each of these words as invitations. Invitations that point to what to focus on in 2017.

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Last year I did this exercise and it is interesting to look back on how I filled in the design with color and gratitudes. I didn’t look at last year’s mandala before working on my gratitude mandala for this year until now as I post them here in this blog post.

As I look at both gratitude mandalas I’m asking myself:

  • What is showing up again and again?
  • What’s new?
  • What’s missing?

What I love most about this design is how it shows connection and interconnectedness between all of the people, experiences, and virtues that I’m grateful for. This mandala is my web of love and support.

It’s Your Turn

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Do you love words?

Each year I pick a word-for-the-year that becomes a beacon and touchstone inspiring me to pursue my dreams and live my best life throughout the year. Do you love words too? Ahhh then you’ll love the mandala retreat in January. It’s an online, two-week event that will kick off 2017. Start your year feeling inspired. Learn More

The Great Round Series

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Did you know that the mandalas that you create have a story to tell?

The lines, shapes, symbols, colors, and arrangements in your mandala art reflects your unconscious at a particular moment in your life.

Sometimes it’s hard to put into words your feelings or what’s troubling you. The expressive arts is a way of creating a visual representation that aids you in unlocking those words. When those stories are unlocked, there’s a feeling of release and relief.

There are 12 psychological stages that we all go through in life.

In fact, we experience these stages over and over again. In this series called, “The Great Round,” we explore these stages by coloring, drawing, painting, collaging, and crafting mandalas. No art experience necessary.

What do those psychological stages look like?

Here are a few that you’ll recognize:

Milestones in Life: birth, adolescence, graduation, leaving home, marriage, parenting, caring for aging parents, retirement, etc.

Creativity Cycles: feeling creatively low versus highly productive and energized; unfocused versus focused periods

Life’s Challenges: Loss, grieving, falling apart, health issues

Embracing Something New: new projects, careers, relationships

You’re invited to take your mandala practice to the next level in 2017.

If you are curious about the meaning in your mandalas, you’ll find the Great Round Series fascinating. Be prepared for many “a-ha” moments as you make connections and glean meaningful insights with each mandala project.

Within the 100 Mandalas Community you have two options for exploring the Great Round Series:

Option 1: Join the Sharing Circle

The Sharing Circle is a private website for mandala enthusiasts. The Great Round Series is explored one stage per month with a summary and overview of the stage and several mandala projects to choose from. Members create and post their mandala art and reflections. Meaningful connections are made among members as they post comments and discuss the stages and mandala projects.

1-year membership is $60 (That’s only $5/month!); billed annually

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Option 2: Join the Sharing Circle + VIP Lounge

Have you started exploring the Great Round and find it confusing? Are the stages all running together? Do you need help with understanding the connections between the stages and how they relate to your life?

In this new webinar lecture series, I guide you through each stage individually and how they relate to the other stages. You’ll get the bigger picture and see how it all relates more clearly to your life.

The webinar format is so fun! We meet up live. I’m on video camera, the lecture comes to life in a gorgeous slideshow presentation, and we chat. All sessions are recorded.

My favorite part is the Show & Tell! This is what makes this series different than the other online courses.

Participants get two optional assignments with each lecture. Six to eight examples of participants’ mandala art will kick off the webinar. It’s a great review of the stages and participants get feedback from the facilitator and other members.

This is an interactive and engaging course!

1-year membership for Sharing Circle + VIP Lounge is $120. (That’s only $10/month) billed annually.

Already a Sharing Circle member for 2017? Select the VIP Lounge add-on option. $60

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New for 2017! The Goddess Within the Great Round Workshop

For VIP Lounge members only, a new workshop called “The Goddess Within the Great Round” explores the seven Greek Goddess archetypes. We take your study of the Great Round to an advance level in this unique one-of-a-kind online workshop.

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In this workshop you’ll:

  • Meet the goddesses, learn their stories, their strengths and their wounds.
  • Recognize these classic archetypes in yourself and the women in your life.
  • Make connections between the Great Round Series and the goddess archetypes. You’ll learn which goddess archetype will best guide you through the different stages.
  • Discover your goddess archetypes and make your own personal goddess mandala shield.

susanjohnsonKathryn masterfully weaves the Greek Myths into your life and pairs it with the Great Round in a way that will give you now self-awareness. I enjoyed her connections between the goddesses and real life, her ability to connect the Greek goddesses and their natural role in the cycle of the Great Round, and her gorgeous mandala depictions of each goddess.

Let Kathryn lead you on a journey with the goddesses through the great round – you will savor the experience! ~Susan Paul Johnson, MBA, PhD Expressive Arts Facilitator, CreatingMandalas.com

VIP Lounge Webinar Schedule & Topics:

January – Introduction to the Great Round, Stage 1 and Stage 2

February – Stage 3 & Stage 4

March – Stage 5 & Stage 6

April – Stage 7 & Stage 8

May – Stage 9 & Stage 10

June – Stage 11 & Stage 12

July – Completing the Circle

August – No webinar

September – Goddess Within the Great Round

October – Mandalafest

November – Goddess Within the Great Round

December – No webinar

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Kathryn CostaMeet Your Host

Meeting my “Goddesses Within”

When I first learned about the Greek Goddess archetypes five years ago, it opened up a whole new world to me. I learned a lot about myself, both my strengths and weaknesses. I also have a new perspective on the women in my life. So much so, that I feel like I have a better understanding and appreciation of them. It’s even helped me to navigate the workplace. The biggest takeaway has been the realization of how we can have different values, priorities, and tendencies – none of them better or less than, simply different. The VIP Lounge webinar series leading up to the workshop will give you a good solid foundation of the Great Round concepts before we add the Goddess Within layer. 

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I’ve had the pleasure and honor to be mentored by Susanne Fincher, a leading authority in using mandalas for healing, insight, and self expression. She is the author of many books including “The Mandala Guidebook” that we use as a guide for studying the Great Round and “Creating Mandalas” an indispensable resource for understanding the meanings in our mandalas.

I completed Susanne Fincher’s Mandala Certificate Program in June 2016. This program included two weeks of intensive study of the Great Round. I have to tell you it was exciting to listen to Susanne’s lectures, ask her questions, and create mandala projects along side others dedicated to this fascinating study.

I presented “The Goddess Within the Great Round” in June 2016 for the completion of the certificate program. I received invaluable feedback and insights from Susanne Fincher and Marilyn Clarke who are well versed in Greek mythology and these Greek goddess archetypes. At this training, I met three mandala experts from Brazil who studied the Greek goddesses archetypes directly with Roger Woolger author of “The Goddess Within.” It was exciting to make connections and get expert feedback on what I’ve developed for you.

Let’s explore our mandala stories together in 2017

~ Kathryn Costa, Workshop Facilitator
Author of “The Mandala Guidebook” and Host of the 100 Mandalas Challenge

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Giveaway: Zen Doodle Workshop Magazine

Join me on Facebook for a live video event where I’ll show you my mandala parasols featured in Zen Doodle Workshop Magazine.

Mark your calendars
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., EST
www.facebook.com/100mandalas

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During the video:

  • Get a close up look at the two stunning mandala parasols featured in Zen Doodle Workshop Magazine.
  • Listen to the story of how one of my parasols was completely ruined just days before the submission deadline. I’ll tell you want I did wrong so you don’t make this mistake.
  • You may be surprised by what I used to embellish these paper parasols.
  • Come with your questions!

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Four people will be randomly selected to win a copy of Zen Doodle Workshop Magazine (pictured above). This gorgeous magazine is filled with inspiring projects perfect for those who love to doodle. There are unique projects and instructions for both on and off the page.

Official Contest Rules

  1. DRAWING 1 is for participants of the LIVE Facebook event. To enter the first drawing attend the live Facebook video (www.facebook.com/100mandalas) on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., EST. Like the video post and leave a comment.
  2. Two (2) winners will be randomly drawn from the participants who attend the live Facebook video to win a copy of Zen Doodle Workshop Magazine Fall 2016 issue.
  3. Winners will be announced immediately after the live video on Facebook, sent a direct message on Facebook, and announced in the 100 Mandalas weekly e-mail newsletter.
  4. DRAWING 2 is for participants who watch the live video and those who watch the recording. To enter the second drawing, like and leave a comment on the Facebook video recording. Deadline to enter is Monday, November 7, 2016, Midnight, EST.
  5. Two (2) winners will be randomly drawn from all of the likes/comments of the Facebook video post to win a copy of Zen Doodle Workshop Magazine Fall 2016 issue.
  6. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 on Facebook, sent a direct message on Facebook, and announced in the 100 Mandalas weekly e-mail newsletter.
  7. All winners will have five days from the announcement to claim the prize.
  8. This giveaway is open to everyone, in any country who is 18 years or older and void where prohibited by law.
  9. Facebook: This giveaway hosted by Kathryn Costa, 100 Mandalas is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

Direct questions about this giveaway to Kathryn Costa at kathryn@100mandalas.com