Together, we paint our mandala and celebrate our shared history, places, and people.
The Community Mandala program fosters pride and spirit in the community's people, history, and places. A mandala is designed to represent your community and then your members come together to each paint a copy. There's lots of possibilities for spirit-boosting activities from this point, including individuals posting pics to social media of their mandala with the people and places of your community.
Dot Mandala Symbolism
Humans have created mandalas for millennia and they have symbolized many things to different cultures and people throughout history. The dots in the design of a Community Mandala are like the many individuals of your geographic region or organization. When placed together in a mandala, these dots represent the unifying thread that ties the community members together, whether that be a shared history, a common path in life, or inhabiting the same region of our world.
Types of Communities
We all belong to a number of communities, from the smallest unit, our family, to the global human community. For this program, a participating community could include a geographic region, such as a town, municipality, county, province, state, or territory. It could also include an organization, where the community members may not live in the same, specific region, but are united through another commonality.
Formats for Community Mandala Painting
Each Community Mandala event includes painting copies of the dot mandala designed specifically for your region, cause, charity, or organization. There are three choices for the structure of the workshop event:
- Fundraiser Format: Turn this process into a fundraiser for your organization or cause. Participants will register on the Travelling Kindness Rocks website and be charged $40 to attend the mandala painting session. 50% of profits will be donated to your cause.
- Individuals Purchase Tickets: Participants will register on the Travelling Kindness Rocks website and will be charged $20 each to attend the mandala painting session.
- Flat Rate: The group or organization pays $500 for the mandala to be designed and the workshop facilitated.
We then come together and Travelling Kindness Rocks creator and instructor, Ginger, teaches participants how to paint their copy of the Community Mandala.
Boosting Community Spirit
Each participant now has a copy of their mandala, representing your community. For a period of time, say two weeks, they are encouraged to take pictures of it out and about, showcasing your awesome people and places. Everyone who posts pictures to your community's social media handles will be entered to win prizes. Travelling Kindness Rocks will contribute a prize and your community can as well. There's lots of possibilities here to make this process fun, engaging, and increase excitement in your fantastic community.
Sound like fun? Contact Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to organize a Community Mandala painting event.