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The Breath of God: An Invitation to Embody Holy Wisdom

by Lifelong Learning Staff

 “The Breath of God: An Invitation to Embody Holy Wisdom,” the summer art exhibit by Julie Hliboki – in the Harrington Center Chapel lobby through August 15 – draws on the spiritual practice of mandalas.

Our word “mandala” comes from the Sanskrit word for circle. The circle is a unifying structure visible throughout our natural world. A mandala represents wholeness and may be viewed as a model for the organizational structure of life itself, a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.

 
In 2001, Julie Hliboki began studies in Sound Therapy. Julie comments, "As my education progressed, I combined my exploration of sound and vibration with my contemplative practice of toning, prayer, and meditation. During this process, I began to experience visions of beautiful mandalas, and then captured their energy and vibrational patterns on paper with watercolor, much like a photograph captures light.
 
“These mandalas are a gift to me which I share with you. I understand their purpose to be for blessing and healing those who interact with them," says Hliboki.