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Buddha Bag Event: We Are Made of Starstuff with Geoff Fitzpatrick

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The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Carl Sagan, Cosmos

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The mandala is a diagram of wholeness reflecting back to us our interconnectedness to all that is. In our modern world; often our minds work overtime categorising this, labelling that. In the process we engage in a yoga of separation, we examine what distinguishes us from each other and our surroundings, we say “I am like this…. I am not like that”!

A Buddhist principle states what we rest our hearts and minds upon we become. Creating and meditating upon mandalas provide a safe sanctuary for us to rest are weary minds. In so doing we come into harmony with patterns of order that awakens us to the beauty of the creative principle. This beauty operates at every scale from the 70 trilllion cells that make up our bodies to the 100 billion galaxies in our cosmic neighbourhood. Mandalas open us to a much deeper aspect of ourselves and facilitate a great remembering of our inherent wholeness.

Geoff Fitzpatrick founded www.mandalanature.com and runs very successful sand mandala workshops. He has a great passion for the exploration of consciousness in all its forms. An active seeker from an early age he has a keen interest in mandalas, geometry, crop circles, cymatics, cosmology and ancient architecture.


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