Yantra (Sacred Geometry) Painting Workshop

Paint Yantras with Pieter Weltevrede himself!

Yantra painting is a sacred art, based on the Vedas, the ancient Indian scriptures of knowledge and wisdom.

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 techniques.

Free introduction: Friday, October 18, 7:15-8:45pm
Painting Workshops
($45 per session including materials):
Saturday, October 19 from 1:00-5:00pm
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 awareness.

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.

The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center Los Angeles reserves the right to substitute speakers or rearrange events if necessary. All of the listed speakers are confirmed at this time, bu should any be unable to attend, for any reason, the Center  will provide substitute speakers and/or topics. The views of each speaker are personal, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.

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