Mandala Meditations was created by
Rev. Jessi Higginbotham.
Mandalas are geometric shapes used in many cultures and religions for concentration and meditation. Mandalas traditionally represent a spiritual journey, starting from the inside working outward.
In Tibetan Buddhism Mandalas are symbolic offerings to the universe. Traditionally they are made of sand by monks over the course of days and hours. The monks believe each grain of sand is a blessing and they train for years to learn how to make mandalas. When a sand mandala is finished the monks will destroy it to symbolize nothing lasts forever. They offer up each grain of sand as a prayer.
In Christianity the use of mandalas dates back to the 13th century. One of the oldest Christian mandalas can be found in Westminster Abbey.
Select an image you would like to use. Each image has a purposeful title that is meant to inspire your usage of that image.
Read the short meditation and/or fill in the box with your own meditations and thoughts.
Color the mandala with colors that inspire you. If you're feeling joyful and thankful, use bright colors, etc. If you don't feel artistic, take a pen or pencil and trace the mandala as you mediate or pray.
Rev. Jessi is the creator of Liturgical Lessons, lessons for Youth Groups, Sunday School, or other Youth Classes based on the Revised Common Lectionary.
Lessons follow the Liturgical Calendar each year and are uniquely designed to be bright, colorful, short, sweet, and to the point. Lesson can be purchased individually, in groups by Liturgical Season or an entire calendar year. Liturgical Lessons may be purchased on Etsy.
Visit www.liturgicallessons.com to learn more or visit the Liturgical Lessons Etsy shop.
*Diakonos Solutions purchased Mandala Meditations from Liturgical Lessons. Jessi has granted use of Mandala Meditations to the DS community as an Advent devotional. The lessons have been purchased and shared with permission.