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5-7 April - Bologna –Italy International intensive Workshop Mandalas as Wisdom Source

posted Jun 12, 2013, 12:34 PM by Annalisa Ippolito

I have no words enough for explain my feeling and my deep emotions.

Several months after our first workshop in Italy with Susanne Fincher and Marilyn Clark I feel that the grace, the devotion and all the big gifts that the mandala brought in my life are still fresh.

I have to give a big thank to all people, special women and men that attended, my husband that helped and supported me. The manager of Palazzo Isolani that gave us the beautiful historic building in the center of Bologna as place where stay for our long week end of mandala.

It was a great experience and if you are interested in you can contact me to this email: eventi@mandalaweb.info, subject “Susanne Fincher in Italy again”, and declare your interest to be part of this project. All together we can convince and invite Susanne Fincher and Marilyn Clark to go back in Italy again and replay the experience we had and more…

I prefer that the video with our photos shows something of these special days, the harmony, the joy, the deep knowledge that we are part of all we have met. And least but not least that mandala is a source of wisdom.

Mandala As Wisdom Source

The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.

Where is Starr DiCiurcio?

posted Apr 3, 2013, 3:38 PM by Annalisa Ippolito

Mandalas as Spiritual Practice
Rev. Starr Regan DiCiurcio, Presenter
Spirtual Directors International Conference
St. Paul, Minnesota USA
April 12 -- 14

5-7 April 2013 - Bologna, Italy – Workshop Mandalas as Wisdom Source

posted Dec 16, 2012, 12:15 PM by Annalisa Ippolito

Presenters: Susanne F. Fincher and Marilyn F. Clark

April 5 - 7, 2013

350 Euros until January 31 
380 Euros February 1 – 28, 
400 Euros beginning March 1*

Location: Sala Capodilucca, Bologna, Italy

Sponsored by: Annalisa Ippolito with Mandalaweb.info, and Altrinformazione Cultural Association

We will meet in an ancient, restored mill in the center of Bologna, Italy, during the glorious month of April, for this weekend of focused learning and hands-on creative experience.  Susanne Fincher and Marilyn Clark will explain their way of creating and exploring meaning in personal mandalas, inspired by the psychology of C.G. Jung, Joan Kellogg, and others.  Susanne and Marilyn will present information about color and form in mandalas. They will also introduce the Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala, an approach to interpreting mandalas for insight, healing, and self-expression.  All art materials are provided. All levels of knowledge and experience are welcome. Psychologists may find this workshop especially helpful. 

The schedule will be as follows:
Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 pm Introduction to Psychology of Creating Mandalas
Saturday, 9:30 am –6:00 pm (breaks for lunch and tea) Color and Form in Mandalas; Mandala Making with Music
Sunday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (breaks for lunch and tea) Archetypal Stages in the Great Round of Mandala

Susanne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist living in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an internationally known authority on the mandala. Her book Creating Mandalas, translated into many languages, has been hailed as “a classic.” 
Marilyn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, and author of the book Stand, Flow, and Shine: Caring for the Woman Within.

 *Lodging, meals, and transportation are not included. Hotels, restaurants, and food markets are nearby.

For any question and information, please contact Annalisa Ippolito to eventi@mandalaweb.info  

Cancellation Policy: 50% refund from 20 days from Event, no refund if cancellation is 10days or less prior to Workshop. In the event presenters must cancel a Workshop “Mandalas as Wisdom Source” , any fees paid will be applied to tuition for the next training of the same level, unless participant requests other arrangements in writing. 50€uros processing fee deducted from all refunds.

The registration is effective only after the payment of the registration fee which must be within 10 days from the date of the workshop. At the end of this date registrations not accompanied by payment will be void and the place will be sold to other applicants.

For each workshop are provided for a maximum of 15 students.

Applications will be accepted in order of receipt until the maximum number of members.

Application methods
1. REGISTRATION. Fill out the registration form on-line entirely and remember to click on the submit button.

2. PAYMENT. Please pay the registration fee. You can pay by bank transfer or credit card online. (More details at the bottom of this page). WARNING! -> Be sure to indicate the reason for the payment your name and dates of the workshop in which you are registering.

3. CONFIRMATION. Wait for email confirmation of your registration. Together with the confirmation will be sent also logistical indications.


Bank transfer to Annalisa Ippolito on Iban: IT02X0760102400000004082272

Just click on the button below:

THREE MANDALA WORKSHOP August - October - December

posted Jul 17, 2012, 1:58 PM by Annalisa Ippolito   [ updated Jul 19, 2012, 8:29 AM ]


Mandala Medley ~ Four Classes in Making Mandalas

posted Apr 16, 2012, 8:58 AM by Annalisa Ippolito   [ updated Jun 7, 2012, 3:41 AM ]

Mandalas are
drawings within circles. 
Historically, mandalas were created for meditation and the symbolic representation of the structure of the world in its many forms. Mandalas can also be created to explore the personal world and for self-expression. 
Carl Jung described these mandalas as symbols of the Self, our true nature. Come discover the depths of your inner world in this fourpart series of mandala classes.

May 5: Centering: find your center and rest in its grace
June 2: Visioning: dream large for yourself and the world
September 1: Integrating: merge intuition and action to manifest dreams
October 6: Dissolving: open to impermanence

Saturdays 12 to 4 pm

$49 each class
$150 for all four when paid in advance
(price includes art materials)

1100 Beech Street #13-B, Normandy Village
Normal, Illinois

Classes can be attended singly or in any combination. However, there is a progression of themes
and an evolution of the mandalas across all four sessions. No art experience is required!

Reserve your space by sending payment to: 
Kathryn Bell, 1100 Beech Street #13-B, Normandy
Village, Normal, IL 61701.

About Kathryn :
Kathryn Bell , MSW, LMT, is a certified facilitator of Mandala: Holistic Reflection of the Self created by Susanne
Fincher, art therapist/counselor and author of numerous books on mandalas. 

Contact Kathryn at 309-268-0585 
by email at kathrynbell47@aol.com. 

Visit her website www.manydimensionshealing.com.

Creating Mandalas with Susanne Fincher

posted Feb 7, 2012, 2:43 AM by Annalisa Ippolito

Create and interpret mandalas (sacred circles) under the guidance of a warm, passionate expert. Learn ways to use art materials for insight, healing, and self-expression in an atmosphere that welcomes and delights in your creativity.  Workshop leader, Susanne Fincher, is an art therapist with more than 30 years experience leading groups in the US and abroad. Give yourself the treat of attending a Creating Mandalas workshop. Come to more than one, or attend all four and experience ongoing personal growth all year through your creative process.

Susanne F. Fincher, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, is a licensed professional counselor and a board certified art therapist. She has produced the books Creating Mandalas, The Mandala Workbook, and the popular series Coloring Mandalas 1, 2, and 3. Susanne offers workshops and supervision at her Plum Blossom Studio in Decatur, Georgia.

Fridays, 12 noon – 4:00 pm

March 2, 2012

April 27, 2012

August 24, 2012

November 2, 2012

Plum Blossom Studio

Decatur, Georgia

$49.00 each workshop

$150.00 all four workshops

For information: info@creatingmandalas.com or 404-290-8773






Phone ____________________________________________________



____March 2, 2012, Creating Mandalas                             $49.00

____April 27, 2012, Creating Mandalas                               49.00

____August 24, 2012, Creating Mandalas                            49.00

____November 2, 2012, Creating Mandalas                         49.00

____To attend all four Creating Mandalas                        $150.00


                                 Total payment                          $________


Please make checks payable to: Susanne Fincher

Mail to:

2311 Ava Place

Decatur, GA  30033


News from Susanne Fincher

posted Jan 24, 2012, 10:55 AM by Annalisa Ippolito

An exciting exhibit! 

The Sacred Round: Mandalas by the Patients of Carl Jung

Oglethorpe University
Museum of Art
Atlanta, Georgia
February 5-May 6, 2012

Lecture series includes one by Susanne:
Mandala: The Natural Center
Friday, February 24, 2012
7:00 pm

Save your place:

Entering the Circle:
A Five Day Mandala Intensive
Susanne F. Fincher and Marilyn F. Clark

June 10 – 15, 2012
Location: Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia
$495 (early registration) 20 CE’s

20 CE’s applied for through LPCAGA

Learn to appreciate mandalas as spontaneous symbols of wholeness by creating and interpreting your own mandalas. Together we will explore the twelve Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala.  Susanne & Marilyn share informative talks on color and form in mandalas, as well as the psychology, myth, and meaning in mandalas. Throughout we will enjoy creative self-expression in Plum Blossom Studio, an airy work space set in a shady Japanese inspired garden.

Mandala Certificate Program

Entering the Circle is also Part I of the Mandala Certificate Program.

For information visit: www.creatingmandalas.com or email us info@creatingmandalas.com

Mandala Calendar 2012

posted Dec 12, 2011, 4:01 PM by Annalisa Ippolito   [ updated Dec 12, 2011, 4:04 PM ]

It is on line my Mandala Calendar 2012. it is my gift for all people that need take a time to breath, relax and think that all we need is not more time... but the quality of time!

Enjoy it!


The mandala is a tool for your wellness and awareness, with its motion from centre to periphery and vice versa suggests a journey inside you and can help each one to enter into a new dimension of space-time marked by present.
The mandala is an invite to gain inner harmony and peace every day to approach every commitment and every activity focused and centred on you. It is a tool to live on "Here and Now" without dispersion of good energies in useless thoughts.
When you feel very hectic and entangled in activities is the time to make the effort to stop and take back your own present.
You need just five minutes a day, a few slow deep breaths and focus on the mandala of the month you can get your centre your energy and your lucid mind. And then go on...

Click on the cover to download

Mandala Calendar 2012

News from Susanne Fincher

posted Dec 5, 2011, 3:17 AM by Annalisa Ippolito

Special Offer:
www.Shambhala.com: Three of her Coloring Mandalas coloring books for the price of two!

Also available: Creating Mandalas, revised edition, with a new chapter on group mandalas.

Save the Date:

Entering the Circle: A Five Day Mandala Intensive

Presented by: Susanne F. Fincher and Marilyn F. Clark

June 10 – 15, 2012

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

$495 (early registration) 20 CE’s

"Our annual immersion experience in mandalas, circular designs with an ancient history and psychological significance. Learn to appreciate mandalas as spontaneous symbols of wholeness as you create and interpret your own mandalas. Listen to informative talks on color and form in mandalas. Witness case study presentations that demonstrate the meaning in mandalas. Together we will explore the Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala through our creative expression in Plum Blossom Studio, an airy work space set in a shady Japanese inspired garden."

Mandala Certificate Program.

Entering the Circle is also Part I of the Mandala Certificate Program.

For information visit: www.creatingmandalas.com or email us info@creatingmandalas.com

Facebook: “Like” Susanne’s Facebook page: Creating Mandalas.

Unconditional Presence of Sound - Meditation and Music: Cultivating Mindful Awareness

posted Oct 18, 2011, 1:57 AM by Annalisa Ippolito

Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Plum Blossom Studio, Decatur, GA

Treat yourself to a day of renewal!

Experience the unconditional presence of sound as it supports and deepens

meditation practice. We will explore these profound meditation practices:

• Lovingkindness

• Gratitude

• Body awareness

• Mindfulness

• Forgiveness

• Mandalas

$125 - To Register Call, Email, or go to www.integrativemusicinstitute.com
Open to everyone, those new to meditation as well

as those with a practice
~ contact hours or continuing education units available ~


# info@integrativemusicinstitute.com
Erin Johnson, LPC, FAMI
# # 434.971.4747 ext. 105

Cara Marinucci, LPC, FAMI
# # 434.960.2327

With appreciation to
Susanne Fincher for the use of
Plum Blossom Studio

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