Meditation Stone Painting
Relax listening to the sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the sunlight playing through the leaves. Let your creative expression flow fluidly with the paintbrush , transforming imagination to tangible art. Together we will create Meditation stones of all colors , shapes , and thematic expression. With thoughtful awareness these individual mandalas will be unified , creating a labyrinth for our guests to roam and find inner stillness.
What is the Meaning of Mandala?
The meaning of the word mandala in Sanskrit is circle. Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. The circular designs symbolizes the idea that life is never ending and everything is connected. The mandala also represents spiritual journey within the individual viewer. So the first level is understanding the unity in cosmos and secondly each individual must find their own place within it. It is sometimes drawn as a circle enclosing a square with a deity on each side that is mainly used to aid in meditation and yoga. Mandalas have many uses apart from meditation as the the designs are meant to remove irritating thoughts and allow the creative mind to run free as well as relaxation. But ultimately people create and look at mandalas to center the body and mind.
Race Brook Lodge is a hidden gem in The Berkshires, at the foot of Mt. Race and a short hike from the Appalachian trail. The yoga & event barn at Race Brook is simultaneously rustic and sublime, steeped in hundreds of years of New England history. The Stagecoach Tavern is unpretentious fine dining, exquisite farm-to-table cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Much of the food is sourced from Race Farm, right on the property! We offer packages including live music, workshops, hiking and dinner at The Stagecoach Tavern. More info.