Saturday, March 13, 2010
30-Minute Buddhist Mandalas Coloring Book
Lily - "What 'cha doing?"
Me - 'Coloring'
Usually I'm the one asking the question, however I have been lucky enough to receive the 30-Minute Buddhist Mandalas Coloring Book by Michelle Normand.
“The reason behind the magic number 30 is to help provide you with a quick way to achieve a meditative state in a time frame that allows you to experience the mental and physical benefits meditation can provide.” Michelle Normand
Each page shows a beautiful collection of Buddhist Symbols entwined, or better yet mirrored, to create what could be interpreted as a Peace shield. A space where you place focus on sacred symbols, lose yourself in color and shape and experience an active meditative state.
My oldest is in the Asperger’s spectrum, and staying still at something that isn’t a hand-held computer game is a challenge. She and I have sat together with 30-Minute Buddhist Mandalas and have had such wonderful times. It was a struggle at first. There weren’t any moving objects or computer graphics or crazy music to entice her to “play”. But once I chose a page that felt right to me I began the coloring process and she watched. I invited her to choose a page and that was the beginning of a wonderful afternoon.
30-Minute Buddhist Mandalas Coloring Book by Michelle Normand is a wonderful way to take time for yourself, a way to quiet your mind and find joy in the little things – like Crayola’s #68 “Mulberry”.
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Posted by Ann Harrison at 9:39 PM