images and thoughts from Sean Kramer
"Humans do not live very long,
and having seen just a part they boast of having seen the whole."

"We make assertions and denials of what is next to it,
but never of it."
Dionysius the Areopagite

Friday, February 26, 2016

Yantra Workshops

One day contemplative yantra workshops:

Beginning with meditation, in the morning each participant will design a yantra, based on principles of sacred geometry.  Using the basic forms of square, circle and lotus petals, triangle and point, each student will design his or her own unique yantra.
In the afternoon the yantras will be painted, using paints hand-made from natural earths and gem stones.

"Yantra" means 'energy-tool'.  The Sanskrit ending '-tra' means instrument or tool--'mantra' means mind ('man') tool; 'yantra' means 'yan' (energy) tool.  A yantra is a kind of mandala whose lines and patterns and colors are tools for organizing and expressing our own energy aligned with the energy of the cosmos and the divine.

The yantras will be made on plastered wood panels, using egg-tempera paint, a technique known as fresco secco.

The workshops usually run from 9am to 5pm.  The cost is $90 for each student (all materials are included).
To organize a workshop, or to check on scheduled dates, contact me at or 802-310-1707.