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Storytelling Guild: Creating Mandalas: The Magic of Making Mandalas to Story, Music, and Poetry With Linda Howe

A mandala is a sacred image, which draws our attention inward and enables us to intuitively apprehend its symbolic meaning.

Meditating on a Mandala takes us on a journey into our wise center which is in harmony with the cosmos. Everyone has a spark of the creative inside them. This workshop means to create a safe space to release it and delight in the process. Allow this to be an experiment in wondering, a break from worrying or thinking, a pause, and come with an open mind and heart, a playful spirit, and trust what emerges.

Participants are invited to bring a short poem or story that we can all respond to, paying particular attention to colors and emotional tones.

Linda Howe is a multi-modal artist, poet, storyteller, muralist, and educator who has been using the expressive arts with her storytelling audiences for over 15 years of her 35 year storytelling career. She was trained in the US and Italy and has traveled across this country to teach Touch Drawing, a specialty along with mandala making. She believes that creativity is a natural part of life, and that the journey to wholeness begins with nurturing the capacity to wonder, to imagine, visualize, and use intuition fully to access innate wisdom, express and feel joy. Her Storytelling Mandala is in the children’s room of the Library of the Chatham’s where she exhibited her art and did summer evening storytelling for families of young children and adults for 21 years. Linda is now experimenting with mandalas, story visualizations and meditations for harnessing calmness and inner harmony in a lighthearted, fun, way.

Linda’s contact information: New Providence, NJ, 07974   973 476 1401

About The NJ Storytelling Guild: The New Jersey Storytelling Guild meets once a month, September through June,  at the Vincent Building, to the right of the Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Upper Montclair NJ. Guild membership is $30.00 a year for five workshops.  For non-members, workshops are $10.00.  Swaps are free to the public. For information and details, please call: 201-836-8209

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