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The Bhakti Coloring Book

Deities, Mandalas, and the Art of Playful Meditation
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
January, 2018
ISBN:
9781622039197
In stock now: 
2
$19.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In the yoga tradition, bhakti is the path of the heart. This devotional branch of yoga is growing in popularity as increasing numbers of practitioners seek greater peace and more heartfelt connections in their personal and professional lives. Artist and scholar Ekabhumi Charles Ellik invites us to cultivate these feelings of love and connection through coloring, meditation, and art in The Bhakti Coloring Book.

Following on the success of The Shakti Coloring Book, Ekabhumi has created 40 brand-new, easy-to-color images from the bhakti tradition. Mandalas, deities, and symbols adorn the pages of this heart-centered book along with guidance for using the images both in spiritual practice and for simple pleasure. Devotional art is an important part of the bhakti tradition, as sacred imagery can shift our consciousness into a naturally meditative state. For experienced artists and novices alike, this book offers an enjoyable entry into this powerful practice.

As you color the images in this book, remember that the goal is to transform your inner experience by expanding your sense of self. The artworks are just documentation, evidence of your inner work, the manifestation of a divine principle you have nurtured in your own heart. If you produce a bunch of colorful images but have not grown wiser and more compassionate as a result, then you were refining a skill, not performing a spiritual practice. Following the suggestions given may make the act of coloring inexplicably more difficult than usual, because creating the artwork is just the tip of the iceberg. The majority of the work is done in your heart, unseen. Be patient with yourself, yet consistent. Complete these images, and your karma will be transformed.

Ellik also created 20 original illustrations for Sally Kempton’s book, Awakening Shakti.

Publisher’s Description: 
In the yoga tradition, bhakti is the path of the heart. This devotional branch of yoga is growing in popularity as increasing numbers of practitioners seek greater peace and more heartfelt connections in their personal and professional lives. Artist and scholar Ekabhumi Charles Ellik invites us to cultivate these feelings of love and connection through coloring, meditation, and art in The Bhakti Coloring Book.

Following on the success of The Shakti Coloring Book, Ekabhumi has created 40 brand-new, easy-to-color images from the bhakti tradition. Mandalas, deities, and symbols adorn the pages of this heart-centered book along with guidance for using the images both in spiritual practice and for simple pleasure. Devotional art is an important part of the bhakti tradition, as sacred imagery can shift our consciousness into a naturally meditative state. For experienced artists and novices alike, this book offers an enjoyable entry into this powerful practice.

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