What is a Mandala?

What is a Mandala?

“I recognized more and more clearly that the mandala is the center; it is the expression of all life; it is the path of individualism.” C.G. Jung

Mandala comes from the Sanskrit word, meaning circle. Once you see a mandala, you will notice them everywhere, existing naturally in nature or created by mankind. They are representative in the shape of the Earth, stars, bird’s eye view of a hurricane, flowers, plants, or seashells. Mandalas are part of many cultures: Domes and stain glass windows of cathedrals, Native American pottery, Celtic knots, Hindu art and gardens for meditation and Buddhist art as meditative and teaching practices.