Mandala Reflections: Art and Spirituality along the via creativa

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM


Take a walk along the via creativa with mandalas. Mandalas are not only beautiful, but can be used as tools for psychological and spiritual growth. If you can put a pencil point to a piece of paper, you are ready to discover your playful artist. We will draw interconnecting circles and bisect circles and lines. We will discuss the philosophy of center and edge. We will ponder emptiness, connections, and boundaries. We will have a little music and some well-rounded wisdom from people as diverse as Rumi and Willie Nelson. We will have time for reflection and, if you wish, a stroll around the grounds in search of nature’s circular patterns–or walk prayerfully on one of Rolling Ridge’s two labyrinths. We will create our own circle of community for the day, and we will give shape and form to our contemplations.

Bring your own drawing compass and ruler. If you like, bring your favorite drawing pencils and colors. Supplies will be available for collage and pastels. Paper, pencils, pens, markers, scissors, glue sticks and crayons will also be available.

Registration Fee: $79

About the leader(s)

Sandra LaPerche

Sandra LaPerche is a seeker who uses mandalas as part of her spiritual practice. A wanderer in search of center and wholeness–connected through Presence–and contained in community, she is retired from a career in health care and now serves as a volunteer for English at Large and is a Stephen Minister.