I had my first stress-induced panic attack in 2014. That’s when my friend recommended art therapy, and I started coloring mandalas. I also started this blog as a repository of my mandalas and the thoughts that I had while coloring them. Over the years, coloring mandalas has helped me heal and cope with stress & anxiety. I have given them as gifts to friends & strangers and am amazed by their impact on the receivers. That is why I have initiated ‘The Healing Mandalas Project’.

What Are Mandalas?

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘circle’ or ‘completion’. Mandalas represent wholeness, health, connection, unity, harmony, and the cycle of life. They also symbolize being one with life, going with the flow, and reflecting inward. People create or color mandalas as a form of meditation. Mandalas are also used for meditation. The colors of mandalas impact each individual differently as everybody interprets the colors in their own way giving each mandala their own meaning(s).

The Project

Through this project I’m sharing the mandalas that I have colored, with others who may be dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental illnesses. My hope is that these mandalas will bring peace & harmony to the receivers as well. I also see them as a means to initiate conversations about mental health & positive ways of dealing with everyday stresses thereby removing the stigmas associated with mental health issues.

You can donate to get a mandala as a ‘gift of healing’ for yourself & your loved ones. All donations raised through this project will go to organizations helping people who are dealing with mental health issues.

Minimum Donations & Mandala Sizes

Small Mandala

  • Size: 6″x6″ approx.
  • Material: Paper
  • Minimum donation: PKR 500/- (USD 4.0)
  • Framing options: glass frame (PKR 400/- or USD 3.0) or matte frame only (PKR 100/- or USD 1.0)

Medium Mandala (I)

  • Size: 8.5″x11″
  • Material: Paper
  • Minimum donation: PKR 1,000/- (USD 8.0)
  • Framing options: glass frame (PKR 650/- or USD 5.0) or matte frame only (PKR 200/- or USD 2.0)

Medium Mandala (II)

  • Size: 8.25″x11.75″
  • Material: Paper
  • Minimum donation: PKR 1,500/- (USD 12.0)
  • Framing options: glass frame (PKR 650/- or USD 5.0) or matte frame only (PKR 200/- or USD 2.0)

Large Mandala

  • Size: 11″x11″
  • Material: Paper
  • Minimum donation: PKR 2,000/- (USD 16.0)
  • Framing options: glass frame (PKR 750/- or USD 6.0) or matte frame only (PKR 300/- or USD 3.0)

Postage: Varies based on destination & postal service selected.

Gift wrapping (with small note card): Rs. 100/- (USD 1.0) per piece