Experience a depth of process through poetry, contemplation, art, and music. Learn the basics of mandala creation. In the Benedictine lectio divina tradition, engage in a contemplative reading of There is a Spirit, sonnets that Kenneth Boulding composed based on the last words spoken by James Nayler. Let your imagination respond to the readings through mandala creations supported by carefully chosen music. Create several mandalas illustrating contemplative responses to the poetry. Share with others in the process to expand mutual understanding of Boulding’s contribution to the Spirit and Light of the Divine.
Marilyn Clark is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and workshop leader. She studied mandala with the late Joan Kellogg, ATR, teaches mandala classes with CreatingMandalas.com in Decatur, GA, and has given Mandala Meditation retreats in Jacksonville, FL; Bologna, Italy; and Baltimore, MD. Marilyn served as adjunct faculty in the Music Therapy Departments at Temple University and at Appalachian State University. She has a private practice in integrative psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, guided imagery, and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Marilyn is a member of Stony Run Friends Meeting (MD). Learn more about her at www.creatingmandalas.com and at www.marilynclarkintegrativepsychotherapist.com.