"Mandala" is the Sanskrit word for “circle,” and is often represented as a geometric design mostly in circular forms. The mandala holds a great deal of symbolism in Hindu and Buddhist cultures and is used as an instrument of meditation and as a symbol of prayer. All over the world, it is believed that mandalas represent different aspects of the universe.
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the belief is that by entering the mandala (which is often created by hand using petals, powders, or other natural objects) and proceeding towards its center, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one of suffering into one of joy and happiness.
The mandalas that I draw are based on this principle of transformation and the creation of joy.
I believe that joy can be found, and felt, by anyone. I believe that joy is such a powerful emotion that we often forget about in our busy lives, in our chaotic world that is full of distractions. It can be hard to stop for a second and acknowledge the essence of a happy moment, a peaceful moment, a kind moment - but these moments are so important.
My mandalas are created with the intention of bringing some calm, peace, and joy into your life, even if just for a moment!
The designs, while created in a moment of joy and passion, are all embedded with an energetic frequency that is programmed to hold positive intentions for you - be that "protection," "connection," or "journey." The mantras associated with each energetic frequency are also there to guide you through a short meditation if you feel the need to try it out!
I hope that these joyous designs bring a little light into your life!
- Tasmyn Danae