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Rejoice in Art

Anubhuti Mandala Kala

For building creativity

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About the course

What will I learn

Vandana Rajan's practice is centered around Mandala art, known for its meditative and therapeutic qualities. For 27 years, she has been teaching this art form, which focuses on creating intricate mandalas that promote mindfulness, relaxation, balance, and harmony. The practice includes drawing mandalas using basic shapes, experimenting with colors, and crafting elaborate designs with mixed media. The repetitive patterns and focused attention in mandala creation are key to reducing stress and enhancing mental wellbeing.

Benefits of this course

Mandala art's relevance in daily life is profound, as it offers significant wellbeing benefits. This art form serves as a therapeutic outlet, aiding in stress relief, fostering creativity, and providing a mindful approach to relaxation. Particularly appealing to working professionals, Mandala art addresses their needs for creative expression. The therapeutic value of Mandala art is adaptable for all ages, offering a structured yet creative approach to art that resonates with various life stages and goals.

Incorporating in my life

This practice can be seamlessly integrated into daily routines. This gradual and structured approach allows individuals to imbibe the meditative and therapeutic aspects of Mandala art, contributing to their overall wellbeing.

About the specialist

Vandana Rajan is a distinguished artist and educator with over 25 years of experience in the artistic realm. Holding multiple degrees in painting, she boasts an impressive academic background. Vandana excels in various mediums, including oil, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, acrylic, and embroidery. Her artistic journey has led her to exhibit in cities like Chennai, Bangalore, and Tirupur. Notably, Vandana specializes in Indian Folk Art, conducting online and master classes, and serves as a guest lecturer. Vandana's passion for art and dedication to sharing her expertise make her an exceptional figure in the art community.

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Ancient & scientific relevance

Modern research & publications

Research paper: Cooperative and Individual Mandala Drawing Have Different Effects on Mindfulness, Spirituality, and Subjective Well-Being

Main Author: Chao Liu

Date of Publishing: 2020

Abstract: This study explored the effect and mechanism of mandala drawing on the improvement of subjective wellbeing (SWB), mindfulness, and spirituality, finding significant enhancement in subjects' spirituality and SWB, especially through cooperative mandala drawing.

Research paper: Empirical Study on the Healing Nature of Mandalas

Main Author: P. Henderson

Date of Publishing: 2007

Abstract: Mandalas were first used in therapy by Carl Jung, who found that the act of drawing mandalas had a calming effect on patients while at the same time facilitating psychic integration. This study examines the benefits for those suffering from PTSD of processing traumatic events through the creation of mandalas.

Research paper: Can Coloring Mandalas Reduce Anxiety?

Main Author: N. A. Curry

Date of Publishing: 2005

Abstract: This study examined the effectiveness of different types of art activities in the reduction of anxiety, finding that structured coloring of a mandala may induce a meditative state that benefits individuals suffering from anxiety.

Introductory session

30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory session with Vandana Rajan.

The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.

Plan for intro session

Brief description of the historical and cultural significance of Mandala art, highlighting its roots

Get a quick introduction to different types of Mandala art, including line Mandala, dotted Mandala, and spiritual Mandala

Discuss the wellbeing benefits and the effects in ones life from drawing Mandala

Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course

Plan for overall course

The specialist will be tailoring the course for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.

The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this course in to your regular life by yourself.

Live 1:1 online course
5 sessions
Duration of each session
45 mins
Course price

Session 1

Introduction to Mandala Art and its benefits for creativity
  • Session begins with a presentation of dot and line forms of mandala art, allowing you to explore different styles
  • You will then select your preferred form and decide on the canvas dimension and base you will use for their mandala creation
  • Discuss how this art form will help you improve your creativity in your work as well as daily life

Session 2:

Basic Techniques of Mandala Creation
  • You will learn basic techniques of mandala creation through a demonstration and hands-on practice
  • A guided practice in creating your own mandala, starting with simple forms and gradually progressing to more intricate designs

Session 3

Canvas Preparation and Pattern Creation
  • This session you will focus on the preparation of the canvas, including dividing it into sections and creating basic patterns using a pencil
  • A guided practice of creating symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing designs
  • Discover how drawing mandala helps you in achieving equanimity

Session 4

Pen Drawing and Detailing
  • You will learn how to convert their pencil sketches into pen drawings, adding intricate details and filling in remaining areas on the canvas
  • Discuss how you can express your creativity and personalize your mandala designs

Session 5

Coloring and Completion
  • Learn techniques for coloring your mandalas using various mediums such as markers, colored pencils, or paints
  • Be guided in adding final touches and completing their mandalas, resulting in a finished piece of art
  • Discussion on all the well benefits you can continue getting by practicing post sessions

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Conducted by

Vandana Rajan

Prolific Artist, Educator, and Mandala Art Specialist

Course price
5 sessions • Weekly
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