Sand Mandala Creation

Sand Mandala CreationThe creation and destruction of the mandala is a reminder of the profound Buddhist concept of impermanence. To the exiled monks the mandala is a particularly poignant and important ritual art form. Of all the artistic traditions of Buddhism, that ritual of painting with colored sand is one of the most unique and …

Mandala

The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean “circle,” a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself–a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world …

The History of Humankind: The Evolution

Ancient Man and His First Civilizations Neanderthal & Cro-Magnon A note to avoid confusion: It is a common misconception that Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon were the forerunners of Modern Man. Actually Modern Man is much older than both of them. Accordingly, Modern man and the Humanoids are presented here, in the correct chronological order. A note …

More On Cultivation

Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms Noun 1. cultivation – socialization through training and education to develop one’s mind or manners; “her cultivation was remarkable”acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization – the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; “the socialization of children to the norms of their culture”2. cultivation – (agriculture) production of food …

Cultivation

cul·ti·va·tion (klt-vshn)n.1.a. The act of cultivating.b. The state of being cultivated.2. Refinement; culture.The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.cultivation [ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən] n1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Agriculture) Agriculturea. the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting …

Harmony – Defined

har·mo·ny   [hahr-muh-nee] noun, plural -nies.1.agreement; accord; harmonious relations.2.a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity.3.Music .a.any simultaneous combination of tones.b.the simultaneous combination of tones, especially when blended into chords pleasing to the ear; chordal structure, as distinguished from melody and rhythm.c.the science of the structure, relations, and practical combination of chords.4.an arrangement of the …