Creative Way


with Zangmo Alexander


01379 897393

Art Courses, Photography Courses

Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Mindfulness Coaching


Free your creativity - explore, discover & express yourself -
everyone is creative, including you!

Mandala Painting Workshops

11th November, 10-4pm, Bressingham, Diss on Norfolk Suffolk border,
£60 including own mandala book, art materials and organic refreshments

Everyone welcome - previous art experience or ability not needed 

What is a Mandala?

Mandala means 'centre' and 'periphery' in Sanskrit. Mandalas always have a central focal point from which elements of the image radiate. They are found in nature and in the art of all cultures - rose windows found in medieval cathedrals, Tibetan sandpainted and painted mandalas, Hindu Yantra diagrams, Navajo sand paintings, Islamic sacred geometry.

Western psychologist C.G. Jung viewed mandalas as a symbol of the self, the soul, going to the center. They can also be used as a tool for contemplating some issue or wish in one's own life.

What are the benefits of creating our own mandalas?

Mandala painting can

  • help calm the thoughts and emotions

  • be a centreing and joyful experience

  • help in healing, bringing a sense of wholeness

  • be a fulfilling way of self expression

What will we be doing on our Mandala Painting Workshop?

As each workshop is bespoke, I will design what we do to meet your own individual needs. Examples include creating individual or group mandalas for:

  • Healing

  • Focusing on a theme, eg family, peace, prayer

  • Group identity, team cohesion,

  • Celebration

  • Self exploration and self discovery

  • Centreing and meditation

Do I have to be able to draw and paint?

No artistic ability or experience is needed. You don't have to be able to draw or paint to come on this mandala workshop, and all materials are provided. The main aim is to express yourself rather than make a 'good' work of art.

About the facilitator Zangmo Alexander

Zangmo Denise Alexander is an art teacher and professional artist who regularly meditates and has been on an 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course with the University of Bangor. She is also a Buddhist nun.

Art activities have for the past 30 years been part of her own inner journey exploring psychotherapy, art therapy, and the perennial wisdom at the heart of the world's spiritual traditions, helping her to find her own personal path, which is rooted in Buddhism, yet still rejoices in the richness of all the different traditions.

She has experienced very clearly how creative activities together with mindfulness practice and methods from art therapy can lead to increased insight, creativity, healing, enjoyment of life and an increased sense of purpose and connectedness.

Enquiries and Bookings: 01379 687360