What is a Mandala?

Loosely translated, Mandala means “sacred circle” and consists of patterns of designs that radiate out from a unified center.

The mandala is an ancient art practice for healing, meditation and enlightenment, which originated in India and Tibet over 6,000 years ago, and has been used in cultures and religions all over the world.

Mandalas in Nature

Mandala patterns can be seen all around us in nature — right down to the cells in our body and out into the cosmos, and everywhere in between

Personal Mandalas

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung brought the Mandala from the East to the Western world, and used it to help diagnose his patients. He believed the mandala is “symbolic of the inner process by which individuals grow toward fulfilling their potential for wholeness.”

Through his own daily practice of creating mandalas, Jung witnessed how his creations reflected his mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and that the subconscious and conscious self is always seeking balance. He used the art form with patients to aid in self-expression, discovery and healing.

CMP Mandala Workshops for Wellness

At CMP, we don’t diagnose or heal anyone. Participants do create personal mandalas, and may engage in their own self-healing. Teaching since 2004, we have witnessed first-hand how profound, enlightening, uplifting and transforming the experience can be.

Read Testimonials and view Art Experiences to get more of a feel for what this fun, meaningful activity is like for participants.