Found all over the world throughout history, mandalas are circle-based designs associated with centering, meditation and sacred space. Come join artist/art therapist Jas Milam for a series of Meditations on Mandalas - a unique meditation experience for the visually-oriented. Each session will include a brief teaching and demonstration followed by hands on (not messy) mandala design, color or collage project. Participants may choose to add mandala making to their home practice or just enjoy the peaceful energy of community art making. No special skills or training required. All materials provided.
This month, we will be focusing on Yantra which is the visual equivalent of the Mantra – a meditation “tool” for the visually oriented practitioner. The first mandala of the series is the oldest mandala we know of. Join Jas in this informative look at the Sri Yantra mandala, learn how to use Yantras in your Daily Practice and make a Yantra of your own to take home or favorite meditation spot.
Jas Milam is a working artist and a professional art therapist. She did her undergraduate studies in early childhood development and studio art at Sarah Lawrence College and received her Masters of Art and Art Therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2010. Jas sees children, teens, adults and couples at her studio, DAILY PRACTICE and offers group therapy for adults at Focus Healthcare and her studio. Her work with children, teens and adults is informed by years of art making, deep Jungian roots and almost 30 years of personal recovery. Jas believes in the healing inherent in the creative process and makes art that draws on both religious and secular imagery.