The Value of Playing in the Dirt at the Blue River Forest School

Art made from natural materials gathered from the land using the ground as a canvas, two groups created a Mandala based on the principles of pattern and symmetry.

The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean "circle," a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself--a universal diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.

Doing this session, it was a beautiful to see each of the folks connect with the earth and local grounds, and to work together as a collective to combine their intentions together.

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