8/03/2004

MANDALA (01)

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.. .. .. .. .. .. Mandala of all kinds

I do a lot of MANDALA THERAPY according to Dr. Ruediger Dahlke, a German doctor. The effects are really surprising, our local schoolchildren are usually so quiet and concentrated when they paint their patterns, it is a joy to watch them. And the smiles of old people after they painted a nice mandala is always so refreshing. Read more about it on the following link.


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.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Mandala as a Haiku Topic
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In the following, I will show you some Mandala in nature.

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............................... autumn mandala -
............................... in my garden
............................... with pure joy

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treemandala


enduring time
without a complaint -
teach me, round tree



Read more about the Mandala Temple here:
http://darumapilgrim.blogspot.com/2004/12/konpira-san-in-shikoku.html
By the way, a few years later,
this tree died and is no more!


Trees, my best friends


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The following photo is by Andy Goldsworthy.

Look at his pages here:
http://cgee.hamline.edu/see/goldsworthy/see_an_andy.html

And read my introduction about him here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/happyhaiku/message/1159

.. .. .. .. Thank you, Andy !

mandalagoldsworthy01

each petal
finds its place -
autumn memories


Look at his ... Stone Mandala

Look at his ... Dandelion Mandala

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。。。。。。。。。。 Tibetan Sand Mandala



.............................. bowing deep
.............................. to the flow of energy
.............................. unmoved

http://www.savannahnow.com/features/slideshows/mandala/index.shtml


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M.C. Escher was another great artist who produced many mandala-like patterns.


http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/minitext/escher/index.asp

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............................. autum dew -
............................. before daybreak
............................. miracles unfold


ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/pictures/art/M.C.Escher/Dewdrop_in_a_Leaf.gif

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. . . gravity <>
holding on to
what you have


http://www.trippystore.com/shop/images/items/po-10.jpg



Here are some more haiku about Escher pictures.

. M.C. Escher and our haiku


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Examples from The oldest Escher Collection on the Web
http://home.comcast.net/~eschermc/

M.C.Escher Gallery
http://users.erols.com/ziring/escher_gal.htm

Look at a Big Knot of Escher
http://www.pims.math.ca/knotplot/various/EscherKnot.jpg


Metamorphosis - Escher patterns moving on
- source : facebook -

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.. .. .. .. .. .. .. Mandalas in nature / Essay



God must have loved that circular pattern too because He put it into so many of His creations.
These pictures remind me that life is fragile and must be handled with care like the petals of flowers...



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Time and space collide
Silence ... who's singing that hymn?
some lonely cricket

Photographs by Yao Xiang, with accompanying haiku and poetry by Issa, and others

From a great series of photos and haiku.
http://hsuyun.org/Dharma/zbohy/VisualArts/IandR/set3/photos-3.html

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eating a mandala -
some poison added
for special flavor




Fugu Fush Sashimi, a speciality of Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?fv20050225a1.htm


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Celtic Knots <> Another Way of the Mandala



no beginning
no end
the four seasons



This example is from Jos Leys.
http://www.josleys.com/Cel033.htm



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The Labyrinth, a special form of the Mandala



jinsei no
meiro o yuku ya
fuyu no hi ni

.. .. walking the
.. .. labyrinth of destiny
.. .. this winter day




.............................. Gehen
im Labyrinth des Lebens
an diesem Wintertag


We have one walk-in labyrinth in our garden, sometimes guests come. Here you see the local school kids, I am standing in the background.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/happyhaiku/message/17

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/happyhaiku/message/385


This album shows us painting a walk-in labyrinth for the children the nearby town of Tsuyama. There are also many examples of worldwide labyrinths.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabigreve2000/sets/72157600520918424/detail/&.


If you got interested, read my Labyrinth .. Story.

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The ultimate mandala is probably
the circle, ensoo 円相。




............................... o .. just one stroke
............................... o .. just three lines
............................... o .. just one life



.. .. .. .. .. Read my story about this circle here:
http://darumasan.blogspot.com/2004/10/ippitsu-and-ensoo-one-stroke-one.html


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作者:ダルマ・ラマ Made by Daruma Lama
source : www.hotoke.net

Daruma Mandala だるままんだら 
Darumandala だるまんだら

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this summer surprize -
a colorful mandala
of small paper dolls


- Gabi, Summer 2016 -

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Here is my photo album about Mandala
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabigreve2000/sets/72157600520233883/


Some of my Mandala and Health Links http://groups.yahoo.com/group/happyhaiku/links/Happiness_and_more_001087609608/


My approach to Mandala Therapy
http://happyhaiku.blogspot.com/2004/08/mandala-therapy.html


And then proceed to Walking the Labyrinth
Labyrinth .. Ariadne and the Honey Pot

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Mandala and Haiku, Part 02
Mandala 02


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8 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

one pebble
in the frog pond
a mandala

he blows mandalas
in the fallen leaves
the gusty wind

a spider
in his deadly mandala
counting dewdrops

GEERT
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Thank you, Geert san !
Gabi

Michael Baribeau said...

sand mandala-
autumn leaves
swept away

haiku cafe said...

dog -
chases
tail

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

Mandala is an ancient Vedic/ Tantrik Sanskrit Word roughly "Rhythm of the Cosmic Temple Space! I think there must be represntation of Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina Mandalas here as the source of All these modern ruminations.

Mandalas by Three Eye Studio said...

Mandalas by Three Eye Studio

Check it out!
Gabi

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Tateyama Mandala 立山曼荼羅

Hell-bent for Heaven in Tateyama Mandara
Painting and Religious Practice at a Japanese Mountain

by Caroline Hirasawa

Tateyama

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Mandala 曼荼羅 and Fudo Myo-O
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rittai mandara 立体曼荼羅 Mandala of Statues

. Godai Myo-O 五大明王 Five Great Myo-O

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Genzu Mandala 現図曼荼羅
"The Original Mandala"

The original version, brought to Japan from China by *Kuukai 空海 (774-835), was kept at Touji 東寺 (Kyoto), but because it began to show signs of wear in Kuukai's later years, a copy was made in 821 (Kounin 弘仁 12), this first copy is known as the Kounin version.
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