Sun, Jun 10|
The Gassho Center for Healing Arts
Mandala Soul Story Maps
Discover the power of the Mandala, or sacred circle, in this introductory session with transformative arts practitioner, Sarah Queblatin. Created and accessed for prayer, focus, guidance, or healing, the mandala is a message, medium, and process based on a circular blueprint of universal life patter
Time & Location
Jun 10, 2018, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Gassho Center for Healing Arts, Pacific Square, F. Cabahug Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
About The Event
Cultivating a mandala practice can support one’s emotional recovery, mindfulness, and overall well-being. This session introduces the mandala in its many expressions and forms across cultures and beliefs while exploring our inner pilgrimage route to find our center from which we can weave parts of ourselves into wholeness. It includes a simple mandala making activity using some principles and practices of art therapy, sacred geometry, and transpersonal psychology.
Php 1,111 Early bird rate through 7 June
Php 1,555 Regular rate
Registration fee includes materials.
Limited Slots. Pre - registration required
Kid Friendly but with adult supervision. Please inquire for special rates for kids.
WHAT TO BRING: Your personal journal and writing materials (pen, marker, etc.)
To register, please contact The Gassho Center for Healing Arts at (0917) 719-7553
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Mandala?
The word mandala is a Sanskrit ( Ancient Indian language ) word meaning "sacred or magic circle" or more literally "of (the) essence." All religions and cultural traditions use it to symbolize a spiritual belief or cultural worldview. Practical spirituality uses it for prayer, focus, guidance, establishing sacred space, and a tool for meditation. it is a microcosm of how the universe is designed. It is a gateway to access many realms within and around us. Some consider it as a pilgrimage route. It is an inner eye that aims to see things as a whole or a mirror to help the self to see itself so it can understand the nature of its existence. As a representation of life, it serves as a blueprint for all of creation - from the seed to the womb to the cycles of seasons and the interplanetary orbits.
Sacred circles have been part of history across cultures and religions. It was only until the work of Carl Jung that defined its psychological value. While doing mandala drawings, he came to understand that the circle was an important symbol of the psyche bringing meaning and purpose to a person's life - “the psychological expression of the totality of the self.”
The circle is a symbol of wholeness, a word that comes from the same root as healing and health. The activities in this workshop are based on the healing and the remembrance of wholeness that the mandala brings about.
About the Facilitator
Sarah Queblatin has been using the mandala as her artistic medium since 2008 inspired by her personal experience with art therapy and from her work in interfaith and intercultural dialogue. She learned her studio arts skills while working with the Education Program of Ayala Museum in the Philippines. She trained in the fields of the arts in transformation with the BuildaBridge Institute in the United States, and through summer units from the Expressive Arts for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Masters program at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. She facilitated workshops on creative resilience for emotional recovery and well-being for various organizations like the Wellnessland Health Institute, the Corporate Network on Disaster Response, Bahay Kalipay, Ginhawa, among others. Sarah is also an exhibiting artist with the Carl Jung Circle Philippines. In 2012, her work with mandalas as a medium for arts relief, rituals, and community building with children, communities, and leaders was recognized by the Arts and Healing Network, a global network of healing artists around the world through its Honoring the Next Generation Award.
Valid through 7 June
Mandala Soul Story