Colouring Mandala with Intention

Colouring Mandala with Intention

It has become a trend to colour mandalas as a way to ease stress.  The small effort of setting everything aside and focusing on colouring one mandala in a seating of a few hours is already an energy-begetting journey. 

Let’s imagine that when we colour a mandala with intention, we can invoke positive energies into our chosen mandala. 

Stephanie Luo will be facilitating 2 sessions of workshop on “Colouring Power of Mandala”. During the workshop, she will guide you to colour a mandala with intention.  This includes:

  • meditation & visualisation
  • use of different colour 
  • meaning of each colour and how it could be reflected in your mandala
  • ritual to affirm your mandala

You can create and colour a mandala for love, prosperity, wealth, health, peace and even to gain closure of certain issues from the past.  You will learn the simplified and yet practical approach to create your own mandala going forwards. 

Coloured mandala (WEBCO's logo)

Coloured mandala (WEBCO's logo)

Compassion Mandala by Andy Weber of Andy Weber Studios

Compassion Mandala by Andy Weber of Andy Weber Studios

More about Mandala

Mandala (in Sanskrit, means circle) is the sacred symbol of the Universe.  In Tibetan Buddhism, it can be created in the form as a painting on a wall or a scroll or with colour sands on a table or platform.  It is constructed with geometric composition – with the intention to create the equilibrium.  The purpose of the mandala is to guide individuals to gain wisdom and compassion and along the path to enlightenment.

According to the teachings of Buddhism, the mandalas can transmit positive energies to the environment and to people who view them.  The sacred mandala painting (whether on a wall or a scroll) can be created by the Tibetan Buddhist monks or practitioners. In creating such a sacred mandala, they would have to be in the state of calm, through chants and meditation.  At the same time, they invoke the divine energies of the deities residing inside the mandala.

Sacred Sand Mandala

The sacred sand mandala is constructed only by the monks. The mandala design is chosen with a specific intention. The monks begin the construction with an opening ceremony and sacred chants. They place millions of grains of dyed sand to fill in the elaborate patterns of the chosen mandala design.  Every aspect of the mandala has meaning.

When the mandala is completed, the monks ask for the deities’ healing blessings.  They then enact the impermanent nature of existence by sweeping the sand from the perimeter to the centre of the mandala.  The sand is then swept up into an urn and dispersed into flowing water.  It is a way to re-energise the environment and universe and in turns, extend the healing powers to the whole world.

About Stephanie Luo

Stephanie (aka Chief of Creativity of Luxe Nova) has been practicing Reiki since 2009 and completed her Reiki Master Teacher training with Pervin Clasper of Shakti Healing Circle in 2011.  As Reiki energy vibration is protective and nourishing, it has supported her throughout her time in the fast-moving international corporate environment.  And later, she was guided to create Luxe Nova with support of like-minded friends.

She is also an organisational coach, accredited by the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership. She is specialised in executive coaching and team coaching. Her working style is personable, focus and effective - and she provokes performance.