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The most beloved and recited mantras in Buddhism is the mantra of compassion ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པདྨེ་ཧཱུྃ "om mani padme hum”. This ancient Tibetan mantra, repeated from countless enlightened lips, from far away yogis, from Buddhist lamas and practitioners all over the world is also displayed in a beautiful and simple lotus mandala with the 6 syllables in Tibetan script that visually portrays the mantra in harmony to support contemplative meditation and focus.
In this short course we will learn the meaning of each mantric syllable, contemplate and generate the vision to raise compassion in our hearts with the support of drawing and coloring in the traditional way.
We will learn the geometric measurements of the mandala using compass and ruler. The exercise of drawing sacred geometry help us to be present and devoted and its structure enables anyone to draw, even those with no experience in drawing.
After creating the mandala and outlining the syllables we will color it learning about the symbolism of each of the colors. We will color with pencil as it is the most simple way to color it, but everyone is welcome to use other materials as well.
By the end of the this course students will both know more about the most famous Buddhist mantra in Tibet and will have a beautiful and harmonious art made out of devotion for your daily inspiration.
All are welcome, no prior experience in art or Buddhism is required.
Art Materials Required for this Course
(Please purchase and have ready before the start of the first session):
- A4 120 t0 300gr paper
- Mechanical pencil
- Ruler and compass
- Color pencils of your choice
- Pinball or Micron black pen 0,5
- Tracing Paper
- Color pencil or water color pencil set