Mandalas have existed across cultures for thousands of years as a form of meditation—a quiet state of mental awareness. 'Mandala' originates from the sanskrit word for circle, which eludes to the symmetrical patterns and designs. While mandalas are commonly associated with Eastern religions, they are in fact non-denominational and have been used across all major religions to represent an inner connection to universal energy.
Lynn is passionate about understanding human behavior and teaching people how to grow and change.
Meditation is one of the most effective tool she knows for making practical, positive changes both in business and personal life. For the past 20 years, Lynn has been meditating with mandalas, and the last 10 years she has widened her practice to a variety of styles including: silent meditation, guided journeys, breath work, yoga and sound meditation.
Meditation continues to grow in popularity and has been widely publicized through the New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Stanford, to name a few.
Lynn began drawing mandalas in grade school, not knowing it was a meditation at all. She merely recognized the calm feeling that resulted after drawing.
In her early twenties Lynn moved to acrylic and digital painting and began exhibiting at group shows around LA, including Ink Studios, The Brewery in Downtown LA and The Whole 9 Gallery in Culver City. Several works traveled nationally as part of the Peace Project exhibit.
Now in San Luis Obispo, CA. She continues to explore the intersection of ancient mandala art forms and the modern age. Her work is on display at East Wellbeing & Tea and she has published Meditate with Mandalas coloring book.
The essence of Lynn's work comes from her commitment to vitality. Her work aims to uplift and inspire awareness, emotional intelligence, empowerment and self-love.
More than just beautiful patterns, mandalas are a pathway for meditation—a technique to reduce negative emotions and thus bring happiness to our minds. Each design represents a theme—such as compassion, peace, love, devotion, laughter, joy or wisdom. By embracing these inner qualities, our negative attributes dissolve.
One tradition is the sand mandala created by Tibetan Buddhist monks. Traditional mandala patterns are intricately formed using colored grains of sand. After days or weeks of creating, the sand is gathered up and washed into a body of moving water – a way to demonstrate impermanence and spread healing energies to the world.
In western culture, psychoanalyst Carl Jung and therapist Susanne Fincher have used mandalas as a technique to restore balance and engage personal growth.