Mandalas by Melissa forbes

Flower of Life Mandala Workshop:  October 8th 1-4pm.

pre-registration required.

Art School of Columbia County

Melissa Forbes will guide you to create the ancient Flower of Life mandala. In person.

The Meaning of the Flower of Life
It depicts how all life comes from one singular source - represented by the circle in the middle of the pattern. There is believed to be a secret symbol hidden within the Flower of Life symbol, which is said to hold the most significant and sacred patterns of the universe. This mystical symbol can be found in almost all major religions in the entire world. The Flower of Life is said to be over 6,000 years old. It's composed of several concentric, equal, overlapping circles which contain vital information on the secrets of the universe and all living things.

Art supplies to bring: Ruler, compass,  pencil, favorite colors (pencils, watercolor, gouache). If you plan to paint bring brushes and palate. 

​Holi is also celebrated in memory of the immortal love of Lord Krishna and Radha. The young Krishna would complain to his mother Yashoda about why Radha was so fair and he so dark. Yashoda advised him to apply colour on Radha’s face and see how her complexion would change. In the legends of Krishna as a youth he is playing pranks with the gopis. One prank was to throw colored powder all over them. Holi is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the villages around Mathura, the birth-place of Krishna.
So let us also join together free from the binds of our self-created barriers and feel the happiness of Holi, forgetting ourselves and remembering Krishna

​​Kali Yantra Coloring Meditation 

 Feb. 26th, Friday, 4-5:00pm New York &   21- 22:00 GMT London,

 Feb. 27th, Saturday 8- 9:00 AEDT Melbourne, 

 10-11:00 NZDT Auckland,
 She dances the cosmic dance, which unfolds on the plane of the human soul, and is responsible for destroying those aspects of one's character that stand in the way of finding one's true identity. 
Below is a beautiful image of Kali's Yantra, a symbol that is used as a meditation tool to achieve a state where all illusions are ultimately destroyed and we reach a point of pure consciousness.
A mantra is used to invoke the power of the Hindu Goddess Kali. She is a Mahavidyas, one of ten Tantric goddesses who each form a different aspect of the mother goddess Parvati. Workshop includes meditation, chanting, and coloring. Mantra & Yantra = Tantra. 

 Nine Nights of the Devi  ~ Navaratri​.​​
The main goddess celebration in India. Culminating in Durga riding in on a tiger when other Gods are incapable to slay the demon.Victory of the Revered Warrior Goddess as we shift & create the New Paradigm. Calling on Durga, "Invisible", feel the liberation in trusting the Universe. Goddess energy is primal, creative, fierce and is only about truth and love. Let's come together, sending Durga's healing energy to shift out planets balance.

This Durga Yantra Coloring Meditation we will include chanting, coloring, & meditation.
Mantra & Yantra = Tantra ​

Preparations: The stencil (printed, traced, or drawn ahead of time) and a set of colored pencils or paints (including gold, if you have it). ​​​​

April 17th 2021,   1pm  EDT
Sign up with donate button and receive zoom link, yantra coloring of Durga & stencil. 

Krishna Yantra Coloring Meditation
March 28th 12:00- 1:00 pm EST ,     UTC -5
HOLI Celebration: Festival of colors, joy, & renewal. Spring & signifies victory of good over evil. 

 Heart of Yoga Studio. HYS is conducting this workshop.

~  ​Past Workshops  ~

​​Melissa offers classes,  workshops & retreats throughout the year at a variety of locations around the world.  Below is a list of her current and future Zoom offerings. Yantras are geometric centering instruments. They are used to awaken the energy of various planets and deities allowing us to make contact with our inner being. This compelling, creative form of meditation has been used for centuries as a tool for awakening latent potentials. During this workshop, you will activate and harmonize the left & right hemisphere of the brain. Using the proper colors and the mantra to enliven the Yantra. 

Venus Yantra Coloring Meditation 
Dec. 10th Friday  1:00 - 2:00 ET​​, 

She is extremely well placed this month. Let's get creative and social! Harness the energy of exalted Venus. This yantra generates bliss and the ability to see inherent beauty within and all around.  Bring in beauty, harmony, peace and cultivate a deeper relationship with yourself, loved ones and make new friends or romance.

​Workshop includes meditation, chanting, and coloring.

 Mantra & Yantra = Tantra. 

This workshop is being offered online via Zoom. Please register below and we will send Zoom access and the class information. This is important, as you will need to print the Venus stencil in advance. 
Preparations: The stencil (printed, traced, or drawn ahead of time) and a set of colored pencils or paints (including gold).

​Please use this Donate button for Venus Yantra Meditation. Thank you.

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