A beautiful quote was sent to me by a sweet friend Debra. Today my only words are to share this beautiful quote by Buddhist Nun Pema Chodron.

(mandala by Linda Wiggen Kraft)

“Each person’s life is like a mandala- a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and
everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life.

(mandala by Nancy Storm)


We enter a room, and the room is our mandala. We get on the subway,
and the subway car is our mandala,

down to the teenager checking messages on her iPhone
and the homeless man slumped in the corner.

(mandala by Kelly Larson)


We go for a hike in the mountains, and everything
as far as we can see is our mandala:

the clouds, the trees, the snow on the peeks,
even the rattlesnake coiled in the corner. We’re lying in a hospital bed,
and the hospital is our mandala.

(mandala by Kelly Larson)

We don’t set it up, we don’t get to choose what or who shows up in it.
It is,
As Chogyam Trungpa said,”the mandala that is never arranged
but is always complete.”

And we embrace it just as it is.

(mandala by Kelly Larson)

Everything that shows up in your mandala
is a vehicle for your awakening.

From this point of view,
awakening is right at your fingertips continually.

(mandala by Linda Wiggen Kraft)

There’s not a drop of rain or a pile of dog poop
that appears in your life that isn’t

the manifestation of enlightened energy,
that isn’t a doorway to sacred world.

(mandala by Linda Wiggen Kraft)

But it’s up to you whether your life is a
mandala of neurosis or a mandala of sanity.”

(From Pema’s newest book, Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change)

Mandala Prompt – How is the mandala of your life?

Mandala Meditation – Week Two 100 Days for Mandalas

Meditation Two 100 Days


7 Responses to 100 Days for Mandalas – Life Like a Mandala, Week Two

  1. preeti seksaria says:

    its fun to make mandalas,every circle makes you feel as u have moved one step a head …we just go on making and in no time it gets completed …its like a circle of life ,which flows with colours of your choice,.in short one can share only after one experience.

  2. Heidi says:

    This is beautiful! I actually do mandala workshops in Austin, Texas. I want to share this with my students tomorrow. Beautiful. Thank you.

    • Linda Wiggen Kraft says:

      So glad you are sharing this with your students. Have a wonderful workshop. So glad to know other mandala artists and workshop leaders.

  3. Sadik says:

    Namaste Linda,

    Thanks for this article full of inspiring quotes and color full Mandalas.

    I come from Nepal and I am an art dealer specialized in Mandalas and Thangkas painted by artists in Himalayan temples.

    If you need information or material for your workshop please ask, I will be more than happy to help you.

    You can check our Gallery of paintings here:


    and our blog about the monastic culture of Himalaya here:


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