Mandalas

We were lucky to have Molly Nunnely, a docent at San Antonio Museum of Art, come to speak to the fifth graders about Mandalas.  The Tibetan Monks came to San Antonio several years ago and spent a week creating a gorgeous sand Mandala.  The kids were awed by the focus, dedication and patience that went into the final creation.  They were equally amazed at the level of detail.  After seeing this beautiful work of art created, imagine the children’s gasp of horror when they realized that it would be destroyed so that the Monks could send the healing powers out into the universe via the water cycle. 

The kids will begin creating their own Mandala that reflects their personal philosophy in the coming weeks.  They are already brainstorming the symbols, colors, numbers that represent who they are.

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