#tbt Not the best picture ever, and you can't really see the writing so I wrote it all down below. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 1️⃣st page: The word mandala from the Indian Indian language of Sanskirt which means "circle". A mandala is more than a circle, it's a geometric figure that represents whereness, and can be a structural pattern of life. Start from the center and let it grow with the thoughts of your imagination.
2️⃣nd page: Mandala's can tell a story of an individual which allows the busy mind to take a break which allows the creative side to break free. Mandala's can be used for mediation to gain knowledge within.
3️⃣rd page: The mandala Tibetan sand painting is ancient art form Tibetan Buddhism. The sand mandala is a three-dimensional form of sand.
4️⃣th page: Sand paintings have three levels of meaning inner, outter, and Secret meaning. The inner level meaning is a map of the ordinary human mind is the transformed to enlighten the mind, the outter level meaning is the world is in divine form; and the energies of the body and clear dimensions of the mind. Sand paintings heal three levels when finished, it symbolizes the importance of all that exists, the sand are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where it carries the healing energies throughout the world.
Now you know a little more about Mandala's and Buddhism! I wrote about what Mandala's are because this project was done in school and most of my classmates didn't know what it was so now they do! :) These four Mandala's are based on what I do every season. Each page I add on more to mandala depending on the season (Which is called a suicide print). This was a difficult concept, but I love the overall the finishing product!💕