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)