The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean “circle,” a mandala is far more than a simple shape. For both Hindus and Buddhists it is a spiritual symbols that represents wholeness. It can be seen as a model for the organizational structure for the universe or of life itself.
In various spiritual traditions, including Christian, mandalas are increasingly being employed for focusing attention, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation.
If you are like me you may feel rather intimidated by the creativity and artistic skill that seems to be involved in a mandala but it really is a great tool to explore.
I enjoyed these simple instructions, though it did take me a little more than the 5 minutes they say it takes to master the art.