Saraswati Goddess of Creativity: Yantra Painting

Saraswati is the Indian Goddess of the creative flow. She encourages authentic articulation, adaptability and surrender. With her support our eyes begin to notice the beauty in all things. She give you the courage to live a creatively engaged life. 

The word yantra in Sanskrit means tool, machine or instrument. Yantras are usually geometric diagrams, made of a small dot (bindu) surrounded by circles, triangles, and squares, each having symbolic meaning. These shapes come together to form the pattern of the divine. A yantra is also a visual form of a mantra used to strengthen your focus in meditation.

In this sacred painting workshop we will learn the symbology and meaning of the different parts of the Saraswati Yantra and how she relates to our own lives. The construction (drawing and painting) of the yantra coupled with the mantra, sacred sound, will take us deeper into the feeling of devotion and meditation. 

When our yantras are complete we will learn how to use them for daily meditation and take home the tools that help us remember our creative flow.