Meditative Mandala

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2019
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Vaidyanathan, Revathi
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The word “Mandala” is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning symbols of unity and completeness. The principle of Mandala art has been utilized by various cultures around the world as a means of self-expression, spiritual transformation, and personal growth. The process of creating a mandala emphasizes focus and instills a calm mind. The skills learned by the making of a mandala can be readily applied to life. Because these projects require minimal resources, libraries can provide their communities with a means to produce art and promote self-care. The McKinney Public Library has incorporated the Meditative Mandala Program, which meets once a week, and has developed an art display and created a program for the tween/teens based on the community’s response.

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