Have you seen anything so beautiful? We’re in love with these Mandala Rocks and you won’t be able to wait to make them! Check them all out now and Pin your favorites.

Mandala Rocks Tutorial

We’re so excited to share with you these simply stunning Mandala Rocks! Mandalas have a very interesting background.

It is a sacred practice engaged by Tibetan Monks and many other cultures. You’ll be amazed at what those Dots represent.

How To Paint Mandala Rocks

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According to The Mandala Project the word originates from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit.

Loosely translated to mean “circle,” a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life – a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the world that extends within our bodies and minds.

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Mandala Symbolism

Describing both material and non-material, the mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as circles of friends, family, and community.

This is what Religion Facts has to say -: In Buddhism, mandalas are rich with symbolism that evokes various aspects of Buddhist teaching and tradition. This is part of what makes the creation of a mandala a sacred act, for as they work, the monks are imparting the Buddha’s teachings.

Outside the square temple are several concentric circles. The outermost circle is usually decorated with stylized scrollwork resembling a ring of fire. This ring of fire symbolizes the process of transformation humans must undergo before being able to enter the sacred territory within. It bars the uninitiated and symbolizes the burning of ignorance.

Mandala Stones

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The next circle inward is a ring of thunderbolt or diamond scepters, which stands for indestructibility and illumination. This is followed by a circle of eight graveyards, representing the eight aspects of human consciousness that bind a person to the cycle of rebirth. Finally, the innermost ring is made of lotus leaves, signifying religious rebirth.

Mandala Rocks Tutorial

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The square structure in the middle of a mandala is a palace for the resident deities and a temple containing the essence of the Buddha. The square temple’s four elaborate gates symbolize a variety of ideas, including:

– The four boundless thoughts: loving-kindness, compassion, sympathy and equanimity

– The four directions: south, north, east and west

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How To Paint Mandala Stones

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Within the square palace or temple are images of deities, which are usually the Five Dyani Buddhas (the Great Buddhas of Wisdom). The iconography of these deities is rich in symbolism in itself. Each of the Dyani Buddhas represents a direction (center, south, north, east and west), cosmic element (like form and consciousness), earthly element (ether, air, water, earth and fire), and a particular type of wisdom.

Each Buddha is empowered to overcome a particular evil, such as ignorance, envy or hatred. The Five Dyani Buddhas are generally identical in appearance but are each represented iconographically with a particular color, mudra (hand gesture), and animal. In the center of the mandala is an image of the chief deity, who is placed over the center dot described above. Because it has no dimensions, the center dot represents the center of the universe.

How To Paint Mandala Stones – :

Artist Elspeth Mclean is incredibly talented and we have found a 2-minute video tutorial where she shows you how to create your very own gorgeous Mandala Stones. Be sure to watch the video below. Just click play above to view ^

How To Paint Mandala Stones

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How To Paint Mandala Stones

Now it’s time for you to try to paint up your own Mandala Stones. Be sure to wash your chosen stones thoroughly and dry them off. Then select from the beautiful patterns that we have selected for you. The versions above and below have full tutorials on the Colourful Crafts Site. You can find the Pink version here and the Blue and Green version here – Be sure that you Pin all your favourite ideas.How To Paint Mandala Stones

We found these other gorgeous Rocks below that have some incredible detail. you can see the very fine patterns and don’t they look wonderful. We found them on design inspiration

We found a lovely video on facebook by a Page called Happiness In Your Life – they have put together a wonderful collection of Artist Elspeth Mclean’s work. Click Play below to view.

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