We warmly invite you to celebrate our fourth annual Mandala Friday on the day after Thanksgiving. Come join friends, family and neighbors in Patterson Park to enjoy the lovely fall foliage and to create spots of intentional beauty. Teach your kids about color, geometry and the joy of community.Mandalas are ritual circles representing the universe – the microcosm of the health of our own bodies beyond the cellular level, the safety and love of our immediate family, the care and concern for our neighbors, the love we extend to others we have not yet met, the reverence we have for all of nature including the plants and the bugs and the animals, and the clean air and water that nourishes all of us, our Earth, moon, sun, solar system and universe and whatever lies beyond.This will be an unstructured event from sun up to sun down. No need to register or check in. Find a lovely spot in the park, collect some beautiful leaves, branches and pinecones and arrange them on the ground in a circle. Join with neighbors you have not yet met and extend your circle of friendship. Please respect the park and use only leaves, branches, nuts, etc. that have fallen naturally. Need some inspiration? http://tinyurl.com/h5fa4ogCan’t make it to Patterson Park on Mandala Friday? That’s okay, make a mandala in your own backyard and join us in spirit.