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The Mandala

The Mandala is collection of art and literary works by Iowa's alternative high school students.

What is a mandala? Mandala is the Sanskrit word for "sacred circle". The Tibetan word for mandala means "center of the universe in which a fully awakened being abides." Circles are universally associated with meditation, healing, and prayer. Mandalas have been used for thousands of years in Native American, Hindu, and Buddhist practices to express wholeness, unity, the womb, completion, and eternity.

Mandalas are geometrical art forms that represent the forces of the world, intricate symbols drawn within geometric shapes of different colors to form a perfect circle. People through the ages have used these metaphysical maps to explore their places in the universe. Mandalas can be used as tools for psychological insight, objects of meditation, and forms of artistic expression.

Like the mandalas, may the original art herein collected be an expression of the exploration of the forces that have shaped the lives of the authors.

Mandala10

The Mandala, Vol. 10
Northeast Iowa Alternative Teachers
Submitted by: Dawn Brown

Mandala9

The Mandala, Vol. 9
Northeast Iowa Alternative Teachers
Submitted by: Dawn Brown

Mandala8

The Mandala, Vol. 8
Northeast Iowa Alternative Teachers
Submitted by: Dawn Brown

Mandala7

The Mandala, Vol. 7
Northeast Iowa Alternative Teachers
Submitted by: Dawn Brown

Mandala5

The Mandala, Vol. 6
Northeast Iowa Alternative Teachers
Submitted by: Dawn Brown

Mandala5

The Mandala, Vol. 5
Northeast Iowa Alternative Teachers
Submitted by: Dawn Brown

Mandala4 The Mandala, Vol. 4
Northeast Iowa Alternative Teachers
Submitted by: Dawn Brown
Mandala3 The Mandala, Vol. 3
Northeast Iowa Alternative Teachers
Submitted by: Dawn Brown
Mandala2 The Mandala, Vol. 2
Northeast Iowa Alternative Teachers
Submitted by: Dawn Brown
Mandala1 The Mandala, Vol. 1
Northeast Iowa Alternative Teachers
Submitted by: Dawn Brown