Paul Heussenstamm's vibrant sacred art incorporates principles of many religious
traditions, among them Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity. His signature motif
is the mandala, a mystic symbol that for him, "has opened the doorway into the
symbolic language of the soul."
Mandalas, which are typically circular and geometric in form, often represent
wholeness or unified energy. Mandalas have played a role in Eastern spiritual
development for centuries and are widely favored as meditational focal points
because of their balancing and calming effects.
Heussenstamm (American, b. 1949) is a fourth-generation artist and a
practitioner of the Eastern tradition of transmission, in which a painting
travels through the artist. He is also