Mandalas for Mourning

May 01, 2020

During this time of great loss, many are unable to gather with friends and family to mourn a loved one. I'm honored to offer a unique, beautiful way to memorialize the one you've lost with a Mandala for Mourning. On the six-month or one-year anniversary of their death, join with family and friends to tell stories and watch as a sand mandala with images from their life takes shape. I'm combining my training in pastoral care with my sand art. On any date you choose, I would be honored to make a mandala in remembrance of a loved one, or to mark a difficult anniversary. Please contact me to collaborate on a design that is meaningful to you.

Mandalas for Mourning

Loss and change disrupt our sense of security.


On the anniversary of a loss, 

or as a way to cope with unexpected change, 

a ritual can reground the unsteady heart 

and help us process the many colors grief. 


Rev. Katie Jo creates 


meaningful images, 

made of sand. 


Her mandalas remain long enough for you and your family 

to tell stories, to take deep breaths, and to let go. 

Then, the picture is brushed away 

and the sand is returned to nature.


Please consider

 commissioning Katie Jo 

to make a mandala in your home or place of worship.


Her delicate, healing art is a beautiful way to honor a loss

And cope with life’s disrupting changes.

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