John Porter (PhD)
Certified Mandala Therapy

Course Details

Mandala Therapy is a centuries old method of connecting Mental Health with Physical Health. It is based on the grasp and interpretation of the Taizokai and Kongokai Mandalas.
How to Consciously Move From One State to Another Specific Characteristics and Traits for a Variety of Mental Health Conditions The History of the Mandala The Four Noble Truths The Taizokai Mandala How to Create a Personal Mandala How to Use the MAPs as a Diagnostic Tool Enlightenment The Five Aggregates (skandas) The Law of Karma The Kongokai Mandala Mandala Colors Sand Mandalas Central Archetypes of Mandalas Philosophical and Psychological Symbolism in Mandalas Analytical Psychology The Law of Opposition The Process of Psychotherapy Dream Therapy Sound Therapy How to Exercise Use of Your Mandala Synchronicity The Horoscope as a Mandala The 3 Basic Questions: Where am I now? Where do I want to be? How can I get there?
Mandala Therapy is a centuries-old method of connecting mental and physical health. It combines the art of tantric psychology, physiology, and social dynamics in working through and healing bodily, psychological, and emotional problems. Mandala Therapy utilizes chakras, meditations, psychotherapy, and volition. The concept and model for “Mandala Therapy” were pioneered in the mid-1980s through the works and efforts of Dr. Glenn J. Morris. It is based on the grasp and interpretation of the Taizokai and Kongokai Mandalas. This course is for everyone interested in learning methods to master stress and enhance the quality of their life. In this course, you will learn how to understand and master stress-management skills in order to teach them to others. Whatever your motivation, you will find that the ideas and techniques in this collection have been presented with an emphasis on practical application in our modern lives while preserving a sense of the depth and sacredness of such inner arts of mental development.



In this lesson, I will introduce you to mandalas and their history. We will discuss the traditional uses and significance of mandalas across cultures. Students will discover the meaning of Mandala Therapy and why it is relevant to modern-day culture.

The Mandalas

In this lesson, we will discuss the composition of mandalas and what they represent. I will introduce you to mandalas as an art form in China and Japan.

Mandala Practice

In this lesson, you will learn about the chimerical concept, the impact of misguided thoughts, and mandalas as psychocosmograms. We will discuss how Mandala Practice can positively affect your life and health.

Taizokai Mandala

In this lesson, we will talk about two aspects of Buddha – the unchanging cosmic principle and the active, physical manifestation of Buddha in the natural world. We will learn about the truth of the cosmic order and methods for understanding this truth. We will discuss what the Taizokai Mandala consists of and how it is used

Kongokai Mandala

In this lesson, we will cover the Kongokai Mandala, or the ‘Diamond-realm Mandala’. We will talk about its significance, use, and messages.

Creating a Personal Mandala

We will discuss how to create a personal mandala that meets your needs. First, we will focus on the center of the mandala and the geometrical symbolism of the mandala’s shape. Then, we will make a visual, symbolic list of your core values. Once we have your list, you will learn how to create a rough sketch of your mandala. Moreover, you will learn how to transfer your mandala to another material and choose colors. We will also cover sand mandalas and sound and color significance in this lesson.

Central Archetypes

In this lesson, you will learn about the three archetypes that are usually central figures in mandalas: the peaceful archetype, the wrathful archetype, and sexual imagery. We will cover philosophical and psychological symbolism in mandalas.

Analytical Psychology

In this lesson, we will learn about Analytical Psychology, which is a style of psychology based on the discoveries and concepts of Carl Gustav Jung. We will discuss psychological types, the law of opposition, psychic energy, and the theory of libido. In addition to attitude types, we will also distinguish four psychological function types. We will learn about the structure of the psyche, archetypal psychosomatics, and symptom symbol transformation.

The Process of Psychotherapy

In this lesson, we will talk about how Personal Mandala Therapy can be used in Pyschotherapy. We will also cover Dream Therapy and Sound Therapy, Synchronicity, and the Horoscope as a Mandala.

The Purpose of Mandalas

In this lesson, we will divide mandalas into two types: Teaching Mandalas and Healing Mandalas. We will learn what differentiates these two types of mandalas and in which types of situations each are used.

Mandala Therapy

In our last lesson, we will discuss the importance of mandala therapy and the three questions: 1) Where am I now? 2) Where do I want to be? 3) How do I get there? You will learn about the Mandala Inventory and how to score it. We will also learn what a sample Mandala session looks like and what the response is like.