You will need
- A sheet of paper or fabric, means that you want to draw.
Looking at the perfectly beautiful, delicate, melodic mandala, painted by the masters it may seem that you'll never draw. This is a misconception. You don't require any skills. The only thing you need to do is to listen to yourself and draw. What would you have drawn the mandala, it will be correct. Draw the way the heart wants. Disable the consciousness.
American Indians, Hindus, and Buddhists have used the drawing of mandalas for spiritual development and healing of the body. And you use this experience in moments when it is hard, when you want to know yourself and to grow, to go beyond the ordinary. Discover the beauty and harmony of the universe through drawing.
In order to draw a mandala, you need two things: what to draw and what to draw. If you want, you can draw with a stick in the sand. If you want to turn a drawing into a tradition, consider what you would like to draw. You can use colored pencils, crayons of different materials, markers, different paints. As a cloth you can use paper, fabric.
Drawing mandalas is best to retire, unless you practice it in the group. Create a cosy and warm atmosphere inviting you to dialogue with yourself. To do this, use quiet music (the sound of the sea, for example), the candles, the smells – what you like, what to like. You need to be sure that you won't bother to relax.
Concentrate on what you want. It may be old, deep feelings, or new failed experience, certain people or events, a condition of inner peace or specific question.
Draw a circle. This can be done by hand, you can use a compass or a plate. Continue to focus on internal sensations, listen to your breathing. And complete the mandala, as you wish. Draw fancy shapes and paint them or just paint. Never think, how to properly. Just draw as you want. It is believed that the mandala itself will guide you. It is impossible to draw it wrong.
Draw as much as it deems necessary. At the end you can conclude that you have represented, what colors are used. If you would like the mandala to hang on for some time in a prominent place. Pay attention to the changes in your life after drawing the mandala.
The researchers believe that it is impossible to evaluate the mandala, in terms of good - bad, beautiful - ugly. Any image will like more, some less. But value judgments should be avoided, including with respect to the images made by others.
Madali not only can draw. They can be forged from metal, sculpt, and sew. In Buddhism, mandalas colored sand. This process is very time consuming. But at the end of it, the figure necessarily personally destroyed. This way people comprehend the idea of impermanence, clean attachment to the material.