Sacred Sound Journey and the Art of the Mandala: Blending Contemplative Practices with Art and Sound

Sacred Sound Journey and the Art of the Mandala: Blending Contemplative Practices with Art and Sound


See an interview with Rev. Therese Bimka, Amy McTear and Kathryn Costa

A nourishing and playful day of resting in the presence of the Divine.

The expressive arts are a healing, transforming, and integrative force, and when navigated skillfully, they can lead to profound spiritual or psychological insights. The arts tap into the life force of creation and represent one of the archetypal portals to holy connection. In this workshop, three instructors join forces to offer a rich, fertile ground for play. Imagine beginning your day with a sacred sound healing journey followed by a centering prayer meditation as you prepare to work with sacred geometry and make mandalas. The centering prayer will invite you to find your holy ally, a devotional word that will be your creative companion and muse. Sacred poetry will serve as a way to return to the devotional word as you create and play. The workshop affords participants opportunities to experience firsthand the power and beauty of sacred sound and vibrational healing, experiment with a variety of creativity modalities no art experience is necessary, and you will take home two different mandalas, learn new and easy-to-use tools for group work or individual mentoring/ counseling, practice self-care through play, and nourish yourself. Please Note: This workshop will require some materials to purchase in advance totaling approximately $15-$25 (US). You will be provided with a list and suggested places to purchase the items before the class dates. There will be some materials made available to attending students.


Rev. Therese Bimka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Spiritual Counselor, artist, author, workshop leader, educator and interfaith minister ordained at One Spirit in 2008. Therese has worked in the human potential field for more than 3 decades as a practitioner, administrator and supervisor. For 20 years, she has supervised graduate art education majors, graduate social work interns, guidance counselors and spiritual directors. She has worked in a variety of settings including university, social service agencies, nonprofits/community based organizations and has been in private practice since 1995. Therese is a life-long learner and has pursued post graduate training in a wide range of psycho-spiritual modalities including: meditation/mindfulness and Buddhist psychology, Gestalt, Jungian Sandplay Therapy, Expressive Arts, Dreamwork, Guided Visualization, Process Oriented Therapy, The Realization Process, Restorative Justice, Collaborative Divorce, Equine Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing. In addition to her private practices in NYC and The Hudson Valley, Therese has been offering Restorative Justice counseling for violent offenders serving life sentences. This work has been profoundly gratifying, affirming that healing and transformation are possible under all circumstances. Recently, Therese and Sally have begun to offer spiritually based international trips including The Goddess Temples of Malta. Therese lives in the woods with her dog Buddy and her son when he is home visiting from college. (

Amy McTear is a writer, certified Heartmath® Coach, brainwave entrainment musician, and the founder of One True Voice. She helps people reprogram negative beliefs and align their heart, mind, and mission. (

Kathryn CostaKathryn Costa is an artist, educator, and the author of The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art. Kathryn has taught thousands of people from all over the world how to draw mandalas from her book, workshops, and popular YouTube videos. Kathryn's work is focused on using creative and contemplative practices to listen to one's intuition, the language of the soul, to find clarity, passion, and purpose. (

Dates: Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
OneSpirit Elective Credit: 1.0
Available by: Attend In-Person or Join by Videoconference or Download Recordings (learn more about videoconference) (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 100.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 90.00

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If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840 x 0.