What is a Mandala?

“Mandala (मण्डल) is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. In the Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions, their sacred art often takes a mandala form. The basic form of most Hindu and Buddhist mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the shape of a T. Mandalas often exhibit radial balance.

In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the Universe from the human perspective.”

About Regula Maeder’s Mandalas

Regula Maeder’s Energy Mandalas are images of energy, designed for the 21st century. According to her, the circle with its center is a perfect place to represent energy on the material plane.

Regula Maeder creates her Mandalas on the computer. The limitless technology fascinates her and inspires her to express energies in a very sublime way.

Previously in her hand painted Mandalas, Regula Maeder used water color pencils, acrilic and various metal foils. The sizes of these pictures range from 20×20 (50x50cm) inches up to 34×34 inches (86x86cm) including matting. You find these in the Galleries “Hand Painted Mandalas“.