We’ve seen it happen a hundred  times. For the first time, a person enters our Mandala home; they step from the stone floor in the entryway, through the translucent Shoji doors and into the center of the mandala,  their gaze lifts up to the ceiling, their eyes are drawn to the skylight in the center, they trace the wheel-spoke pattern out to the circumference, follow around the perimeter, then back to the center again. The magic of the mandala begins.

The word Mandala comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “Circle” or “Interconnectedness”. It is a symbol for the interconnection of all things. Wholeness.

The first known representations of mandalas go back 30,000 years ago to Paleolithic times when they were carved onto rocks in South Africa









In Tibetan Buddhism, the mandala is an object of meditation that leads to a state of at-oneness with the world.








In Native American tradition, mandalas represent the souls search for wholeness and they are used for healing.









Whether you are seeing a mandala in a cave drawing, a star, a personal painting or a rose its center is one. When you enter this center , you are at one with the universe. When you are physically inside a mandala building , you experience a feeling of awe and peace.


One visitor to our Mandala home, a woman who had been suffering from back pain for weeks, exclaimed “My back has stopped hurting!” moments after she had entered into the space.







Carl Jung discovered mandalas in early midlife as he was working deeply with his dreams. He sketched circular drawings in his journal every morning, seeing them as cryptograms of the state of himself.