On April 21, & 22, I taught a class for creating mandalas at the Center for Creative Renewal in Encinitas. The owner, Ellen Speert, has lived here for almost forty years. She and her husband have lovingly poured their hearts into creating a very special place- not only to live, but for her art therapy, and for workshops – taught by herself or by other visiting artists. The mandalas created this year were all spectacular. These are some of the photos of the mandalas and of the garden.


This is the view from the patio where we work.


During the day, if you want to take a break and do a walking meditation, there is ample time to walk the labyrinth.


There are lovely seating areas throughout the garden for relaxing or for having your lunch.



Interesting sculptures are scattered throughout the garden.




The garden is on a slope and has many levels.




Next year I will be teaching mandalas again, March 9th & 10th. Come join in and treat yourself to a day in this magical place.