Paint Yantras with Pieter Weltevrede himself!
Yantra painting is a sacred art,
based on the Vedas, the ancient Indian scriptures of knowledge and
We are blessed to have
Dutch master artist
Pieter Weltevrede here with us this weekend in October.
Pieter was trained by Harish Johari.
Pieter will give a free
introductory talk and then lead two workshops over the weekend. We
invite you to discover the delights of constructing and painting your
own Yantra and the good news is that you donít need to be an artist!
We will provide paper and some tools, but please bring a sharp lead
pencil, an eraser, ruler and compass if you have one.
If you have already
attended a Yantra Painting Workshop at the Center and completed a
Ganesha mantra, Pieter will teach you another Yantra,
or learn some of his wash
Friday, October 18, 7:15-8:45pm
($45 per session
Saturday, October 19 from
Sunday, October 20 from 1:00-5:00pm
The act of drawing and painting
Yantras is a deeply meditative experience and it
teaches the mind how to concentrate, how to be one-pointed.
This practice is fascinating and absorbing and creating a Yantra can
yield valuable lessons. Yantra drawing requires accuracy, exactness,
discipline, concentration, neatness and patience. The geometrical
forms of the Yantra activate the right hemisphere of the brain, which
is visual and nonverbal.
Especially for Westerners, who
are more left hemisphere dominated and are deficient in right
hemisphere education which causes some loss of imagination and of
faith in higher values. Right hemisphere education through art, dance
and music is needed to restore the balance. By coloring and drawing
the geometrical Yantra diagrams, based on the mathematical perfection
of sages of the East, Westerners can make both their hemispheres work
simultaneously and calmly, achieve faith and live in constant
Yantras are visual
patterns and are expressions of primal mathematical relationships
involved in the structure, creation and dissolution of the universe.
They are gateways to a mythical world and have a direct and immediate
effect on the emotions and the holographic vibrations that govern our
existence, individual perceptions and worldview. As a tool, Yantra is
used to withdraw consciousness from the outer world, and can help you
to go beyond the normal framework of the mind.