The wonder of Life – the Lifetree

The Life-tree is, he most specific matrix of Life. In our groups we often draw these matrix and lay over it all kind of patterns. It is very beautiful and amazing what students are capable to as they want to express their feelings about this creative as we all know, t life-seed, flower of life and the life tree.Once we asked our mandala fans to draw the matrix and give it their personal expression. That were so brilliant drawings and there were so many beautiful ideas worked out. We, as we be teachers of the Educatief Mandala Instituut, were flabbergasted about the results. And: their were winners, which got a price for their work.Scan 021 K - b

Here you see a work of my hands on silk, that very beautiful material, where you can paint on.
Not cheep and you can discuss to use it, but in my opinion giving you the best, as you want something very specially.

And here below, you see an Ei-tempera painting of my hand, alsoeitempera danka 5 b extra klein based on the matrix


The more we are connecting in drawing  out of
Natural thinking and being involved, the more
you will see and you will – after a time of trial – be able to draw all what you like to.

So believe that this will also happens to you, I am sure you will get there. I wish you very much fun with your own mandala.s, that are all of them stands for the Power of life.

Dear greetings,

Danka Husken-Smit


Leven in Balans – now for myself

This year I lost my dear husband. In August 2015 we were in the hospital and heard from the medical staff that he had not very much chance to get better and he had to prepare himself for the end of his life. As he walked out of the hospital after the first operation he felt himself well enough to go for a photo-session. And this was the photo he made in November 2015.

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At that moment we choose for living as happy and peaceful as we could. Doing what we always did, but that our love life was very important to both of us. In our work we want people to see that it is very important to become a high energy level, so now we could let them see that, whatever is happening – you can stay in that level most of the time.

This photograph became the last one he made and we used it in his condolence card.
On the top of it there was my last egg-tempera painting, that we brought with us from Amstelveen to Arnhem, eighteen years ago.  As he died in our own home, I am so glad that we shared the last weeks of his life, here. I miss him every day, but know that he is still there in his own energy. I will never forget him. Bye darling Hans.

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The second year of Educatief Mandala Instituut at Klooster Huissen

Yes!  We have started again with our three groups on Mandala drawing to become a teacher in MandalaArt & Numerology. Th new students are working together with the students in the Teacher/trainer class. They already have two years of experience and now they have to show what they can. We started this Saterday with them telling their own story to the new students. They did very good  and succeeded to tell the students the importance of Commitment to the year 2016-2017. I am so very proud of them. Out motto is:

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My Trainingteam on the Educatief Mandala Institute

The Trainingsteam: Antje Dijkstra, Dorothea Waalder, Willemien Geurts en Mieke Mudde. In the front: Initiator Danka Hüsken, at the E.M.I. meeting at the Dominicanenklooster Huissen.  Photograph: KRO-team. This also is the place where the E.M.I training-days take place.

The photograph below is from Studio Danka & Hans Hüsken. Greetings to the New Year 2016 – a 9 year – that says: Let go old patterns and go for new engagement.

Our wishes:  That 2016 may bring us the connection to the world, in love and peace. Have a very good New Year- evening!

The new Chakra’s are…

At first, we have to realize that working with the new chakra’s will mean that you have the possibility to change. For the last 80 years, we worked with the seven known chakra’s: Basic-, Sacrum-, Solar Plexus-, Heart- , Throat-, Third eye-, and Crown chakra. One of them – the third eye – you see below.

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Nowadays as Aquarius came into force, we have to deal with new insights. There will be more connection between earth and universe for each of us. We have to get new ideas for doing so.

The new Spleen chakra and Thymus chakra will be the first two chakra’s we have to deal with. Both chakra’s will guide us into the new connections, there will be more peace and love for all of us, including ourselves.

In the coming time these chakra’s work out their dedication and we – people – will be in contact with them. But before doing so, it is good to draw all the seven chakra’s, so that your body is aware of them and have implemented the character of each of them. You want to start? See my workbook  The Western and Eastern chakra’s, published by Akasha, Eeserveen.

A new way of Blogging on MY Blog Mandala – inspiration – reflection – movement

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On My Blog Mandala I want to let you know, that a new time has arrived, in which the Educatief Mandala Instituut grows out and become a grown up. Nowadays, we can be inspired on our new place where the training take place: the Dominicanenklooster te Huissen. It is a beautifull convent where I have been a mandala teacher for seventeen years already.  Now my students can be with me in that fine and delicate environment. I am very glad that we have place there for the coming three years.

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The first extra training day on mandala drawing on Black and White was a great succes. Our hands are giving and receiving, that is our work and the job we practice. Let this special Education Mandala Institute bring many students to their goal: becoming teachers on Mandala & Numerlogy! I wish them all the luch, trust, love and perseverance they need.

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Another time to be in contact with you all!

This year – september 2015 – starts of the Education Mandala Institute at the Dominicanenklooster at Huissen

New students come for the  first year to grow for themselves.


Students from the year before come to become Mandala teachers and Numerology experts.


They all will grow, because that is the only way to get development in your life.


I like to gratulate both groups, because of their courage and investment in themselves. As I know myself: this is the start of new life, for them as well as it is for us: teachers and for the Dominicanenklooster too. I wish all of them them very beatifull experiences in mandala and numerology!

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The students of this year Group I and Group II and the teachers: Initiator Danka Hüsken-Smit and Mieke Mudde-van den Bos. I am very proud of the teachers at Educatief Mandala Instituut

  • Mieke Mudde
  • Willemien Geurts
  • Antje Dijkstra
  • Dorothea Waalder

who shares so much with me and make it possible with me to make my dream come true. Also thanks to the students, who have the faith in our Institute to go for it. Well done!