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About Patricia Fitzgerald

Patricia Fitzgerald studied Visual Education and Communication at Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design (IADT) and also holds a first class honours degree in Philosophy and Sociology from University College, Dublin. She hosts workshops and retreats both in Ireland and abroad on the Mindful Art of the Mandala & Meditation. Hi Nicola....sorry, Patricia will be hosting a full day mandala & meditation workshop on Saturday 28th November 2015 in the Lantern Centre, Synge Street Dublin, Ireland. She practices mandala, meditation and mindfulness techniques daily in her own life and holds a professional certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness. For more information visit www.healingcreations.ie

Mandala: Reaching the Vastness of the Centre

From the classical Indian language of Sanskrit, the word Mandala can be loosely translated to mean circle. But the Mandala is far more than just a simple shape. It embodies wholeness, representing the structure of life itself, a cosmic diagram that shows us our relatedness to the infinite, that which extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds. The Mandala can be seen as a container for essence, energy or spirit.  A journey into the self and to the connectedness with all that is. The concept of mandala originated long ago. Before the idea of history itself. In the earliest times of Indian or Indo-European religion, in the Rig Veda and its related literature, mandala is the term for a chapter, or a compendium of mantras or verse hymns which were chanted in ancient Vedic ceremonies. The universe itself was believed to originate from these hymns, whose sacred sounds… Continue reading