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.
Saturday 23rd. Welcome
Induction tour & Welcome dinner
Bringing the group together
Day 1 ~ Sunday 24th. Unity
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.
Departure after breakfast and before noon
Full Price: €1600pp
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