Mandala coloring books have been bestsellers on Amazon.com for the last few years. In our modern, fast-paced world, there may be no accident, particularly when we remember that mandala means ‘circle’ or ‘wholeness’ in Sanskrit. The center point, called a ‘bindu’ is meant to focus and center the individual.
Mandalas are found all over the Orient and always used as a tool to facilitate contemplation and meditation. This process of experiencing a mandala, both in its creation and meditation on it, has the potential of moving the witness into his or her center, resulting in calming, connected state of being.
We may color mandalas with colored pencils, gel pens, felt tip markers or crayons.