OraWorldMandala is a peace movement whose objective is to transmit the practice of ‘Ahimsa – Nonviolence through Art’. OraWorldMandala principally operates in India and Mexico in a partnership with the Peace Research Center of Gujarat Vidyapeeth (the university founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920) and the CCUT – UNAM, Tlatelolco University Cultural Center – National Autonomous University of Mexico, for creating activities and actions to overcome social conflicts.
OraWorldMandala´s mission is Sarvodaya – Upliftment of All, the final objective. Ahimsa is the path that is proposed. Reconciliation as its first step. Art as its way, and truth is the basis for action.
OraWorldMandala has emerged out of an artistic investigation of the Mandala’s concept, a universal icon of peace. Ora: (Latin) `invitation to pray’, World: our planet and its human continent and Mandala (Sanskrit): `a circle of goodwill’.
The concept of Mandala has taken shape from the visions of many ancient traditions and civilizations where external reality is perceived as a reflection of human consciousness.
The Mandala also represents the chain of interdependence, from comprehension through motivation till the intention for action. It represents the resonance that arises when elements and forces are in equilibrium and harmony with each other.
Human beings are interconnected with each other and with the earth through five elements that are manifested in many forms. From the space and air that we share, to the plants and animals that we are part of the life cycle. We lack consciousness of this relationship, that is why it is important to increase our harmony with this interdependence, an undeniable state of our existence.
The art of a world Mandala is a way to express the interdependence among all beings.