Ancha Baumann - Mandala Blessings

Ancha Baumann, Mandala Blessings

Date grant awarded: 3/8/2017

The Mandala Blessings Project is led by Ancha Baumann, an international European Montessori teacher for 38 years who works through

This entity empowers children, youth and families using artistic explorations, inner and global awareness while celebrating life’s diversity and oneness. Mandala Blessings offers a multi-generational healing for victims of fire, which devastated 100,000 acres of land in Lake County, California, and left thousands of families homeless.

An internal exploration process—coupled with art—allows victims to emotionally heal by re-framing their loss, rebuilding emotional resilience, and learning how to turn themselves from victims into empowered survivors.