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Mandalas of the East & West

Jul 23 - 30, 2022

A collaboration with

Flores Del Camino

Experience geometry as a universal language and a meditative and contemplative practice. Throughout the week you will explore geometry in sacred & traditional art from along the Camino and relate it to other traditions from Eastern Asia. Practical art classes will be complemented with visits to local architectural treasures, such as 5,000 year old petroglyphs at sunrise, Roman mosaics, a 10th c. pre-Romanesque monastery and the 13th c. Gothic Cathedral of León. You will collect gorgeous Camino earths, learn how to prepare and paint your mandalas with natural pigments.

 

This  will  also  be  your  opportunity  to  spend  some  quiet  time  in  nature  on  the  Camino  de  Santiago.  Go  for walks.  Enjoy  home - cooked  healthy meals  under  the  pergola.  Share  with  others  and  enjoy  the  quiet  of  the  starlit  Milky  Way.

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Preliminary  Timetable

  

Saturday 23rd.     Welcome 

15h-19h Check-in

19h30

Induction tour & Welcome dinner

Bringing the group together

Day 1 ~ Sunday 24th.     Unity

Introductions:

The circle and the Journey of the Soul (pilgrimage) 

One and Six: the Flower of Life (geometry) 

Introduction to Mandalas

+ Fiesta de la Magdalena (traditional village procession and dances)

Evening Intention fire (intention for the week)

 

Day 2 ~ Monday 25th.     Duality

Morning: Dual patterns 

Visigothic vs Bali Designs 

Afternoon: Colour: Introduction to pigments & colour therapy

Day 3 ~ Tuesday 26th.     Trinity

A full day exploring the perfect number .

Trinity symbolism in world religious traditions.

Theory + practical 

 

Day 4 ~ Wednesday 27th.     Day Out * Culture visit

Visit of León Cathedral, the Mozarabic church of San Miguel de Escalada,

and Roman mosaics of La Olmeda.

 

Day 5 ~ Thursday 28th.      The Circle & the Square  

Explore quatrefoils through the Lotus flower, Persian shamsa  and Pamplona Cloister  arched windows.

 

Day 6 ~ Friday 29th.      Spirals

Early morning visit of Peñafadiel petroglyphs

Exploring Labyrinths. Building a labyrinth 

Afternoon Workshop ~ using spirals for Biomorphic designs

Evening Intention fire (letting go)

The last supper.

 

Saturday 30th.

Departure after breakfast and before noon

 

Price ~

Full Price: €1600pp

All Inclusive

To reserve please visit

https://www.floresdelcamino.com/mandalas-of-the-east-west

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Rose's from the camino de Santiago