Self-Blessing Mandala

Self-Blessing Mandala: Sarah Turner

On the first day of the workshop, Lisa brought in a small bowl of rocks and invited us all to contribute by writing on them. I wrote “self-acceptance” on one, and “community” on another. In Dalai Lama’s words, “When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.” Placing this bowl of rocks at the centre of our round worktable everyday signals our connection, if only for a few minutes or hours. We come together to listen, to be open. This too is the work of self-blessing, so we may learn to open our hearts as wide as the world. May we all move beyond our limits and heal through self-blessing.


Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts is auctioning Self-Blessing Mandala as part of the Fabric Arts Program 2009 – Community Quilt Project.

Creator: Sarah Turner