MEET SEAN KRAMER
Sean Dominic Kramer is a teacher, artist and former monk. He has taught courses in fairytales, art history, world religions, icon painting and contemplative art.
CLASS DETAILS: Beginning with meditation, in the morning each participant will design a yantra, based on principles of sacred geometry. Using the basic forms of square, circle and lotus petals, triangle and point, each student will design his or her own unique yantra.
In the afternoon the yantras will be painted, using paints hand-made from natural earths and gem stones.
"Yantra" means 'energy-tool'. The Sanskrit ending '-tra' means instrument or tool--'mantra' means mind ('man') tool; 'yantra' means 'yan' (energy) tool. A yantra is a kind of mandala whose lines and patterns and colors are tools for organizing and expressing our own energy aligned with the energy of the cosmos and the divine.
The yantras will be made on plastered wood panels, using egg-tempera paint, a technique known as fresco secco.