Mandala Painting Workshop with Zangmo Alexander

Dates by arrangement. Everyone welcome - art experience or ability not needed 

What is a Mandala?

Mandala means 'centre' and 'periphery' in Sanskrit. Mandalas always have a central focal point from which elements of the image radiate. They are found innature and in the art of all cultures - rose windows found in medieval cathedrals, Tibetan sandpainted and painted mandalas, Hindu Yantra diagrams, Navajo sand paintings, Islamic sacred geometry.

Western psychologist C.G. Jung viewed mandalas as a symbol of the self, the soul, going to the center. They can also be used as a tool forcontemplating some issue or wish in one's own life.

Mandala Painting can:


What will we be doing
on our Mandala Painting Workshop?

We will use simple relaxation and centreing techniques to help us connect with heart centre. From this centre we will allow our own personal mandalas to evolve organically to explore a personal or healing thought we are holding.

Do I have to be able to draw and paint?

No artistic ability or experience is needed. You don't have to be able to draw or paint to come on this mandala workshop, and all materials are provided. The main aim is to express yourself rather than make a 'good' work of art.

About the facilitator Zangmo Alexander

Zangmo Alexander is an Art Teacher and professional artist who regularly meditates and has been on an 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course with the University of Bangor. She is also a Buddhist nun.

Art activities have for the past 30 years been part of her own inner journey exploring psychotherapy, art therapy, and the perennial wisdom at the heart of the world's spiritual traditions, helping her to find her own personal path, which is rooted in Buddhism, yet still rejoices in the richness of all the different traditions.

She has experienced very clearly how creative activities together with mindfulness practice and methods from art therapy can lead to increased insight, creativity, healing, enjoyment of life and an increased sense of purpose and connectedness.

Enquiries and Bookings:
Phone Zangmo Alexander on

01379 897393 (UK)
or 044 1379 897393 (International)

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