Atlanta Contemporary presents Meditation Mondays

Every second Monday of the month, Atlanta Contemporary hosts a session of mindfulness-based activities to inspire awareness, creativity, and healing for everyone. “As within, so without,” goes the saying, and during a time of heightened collective stress, anxiety, and fear, Atlanta Contemporary strives to be a beacon of hope and inspiration. We are partnering with meditation instructors, artists, sound-healers, and more, to support the community in a healthy and insightful way. We hope that your hearts will be open to receiving these gifts and that you may ease into a brighter future. And, if you know someone who may benefit from these sessions, please do not hesitate to share the love.

On Monday, September 14th, join Hannah Joy as she leads participants in an insightful meditation utilizing the healing potential of mandala creation. Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘circle’ or ‘completion.’ Many cultures and religions express their spirituality through mandalas, including Buddhists, Hindus, and Christians. Psychoanalyst Carl Jung also incorporated mandalas into his therapy with clients, utilizing the process of creating mandalas for diagnosing and treating individuals, as he perceived them as representing our unconscious selves. Today, mandalas are still used for inspiring healing within art therapy sessions. Furthermore, this repetitive and symmetrical circular shape can be seen all around us in nature, science, ourselves, and the universe.

You may be familiar with these intricate patterns as they gained increasing popularity recently in art, music, fashion and design, and the media. These beautiful works of art are mesmerizing and meditative to admire, yet creating one of your own can bring profound healing and insight to your inner landscape. As we create our own mandalas together, we will connect to our inward nature, cultivate space to reflect on our whole self, and stir up some insight on where we need healing to bring peace and balance into our lives.

Bring paper and writing/drawing utensils (really any medium to create your own mandala)

This virtual lecture will be streamed via Zoom.

Watching via Zoom
Viewers can watch via Zoom. Zoom participants can join in via audio, video, and text chat during the open conversation portion of the lecture. Register here for the meeting and receive a link to join when it begins. Zoom participants are capped at 100 people.

Zoom Conversation guide

First-time users can watch this video on how to join a Zoom meeting.

  • Zoom viewers will enter the conversation with audio and video muted. Please stay muted until the open conversation portion. We promise we want to talk to you!
  • Start by introducing yourself with your name and pronouns.
  • We are here to grow and learn! Be open to different styles and areas of knowledge.
  • Share the floor – Be conscious of others joining in with questions and comments.

Bio

Hannah Joy

Hannah is an artist of Indian heritage based in Atlanta, GA. She aims to inspire healing through self awareness via her meditative practice and artistic creations. Hannah practices Vipassana meditation, which is the cultivation of “seeing reality as it is,” and teaches the foundation of the technique to those who are willing to receive this seed. She began meditating 3 years ago and dwelled within the monastic setting of the Southeast Vipassana Center in Jesup, GA, for a year both volunteering and growing her practice. Since experiencing the immense benefits of a consistent meditative practice, she adopted complementary habit patterns, including yoga, therapeutic art, and tapping. Hannah continuously aspires to heal and grow herself while inspiring others to do the same introspection and evolution of their inner landscape.

Her artistic body is inspired by her flame of self-awareness developed in meditation with notes of her Indian heritage. She typically utilizes ink on paper and mixed media in a process-focused style of working; i.e. prioritizing the creative experience rather than a specific outcome. Currently, Hannah hopes to share both her creative and meditative processes with humanity through the lens of hope and healing.

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Location

This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Click here to register for the Zoom meeting and receive a link to join when it begins.


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