An ancient form of walking prayer and meditation
WHAT IS A LABYRINTH?
The labyrinth as a spiritual tool has been used by many cultures and religious traditions and examples of different labyrinths have been found at ancient sites throughout the world. Labyrinths are universal, which means that there is a single pathway leading in and out. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is not designed to confuse or bewilder. There are no blind alleys, no wrong turns and you cannot get lost in it. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other and you will safely get to the center and back out again.
THE GELLER CENTER LABYRINTH
The labyrinth was created after much dreaming, researching and planning under the direction of Phil Koster, co-moderator of the Board of Directors. The labyrinth was constructed in 2006 with Make-A-Difference Day volunteers. It was built with recycled materials found on the property. Mulch, created from the two large Colorado blue spruce, cut down at the end of August, now serve as the ground cover. Foundation stone, (river rock) from the residence that formerly occupied the south lot and once served as the base for a “dry riverbed,” now outlines the new path.
This labyrinth is a particular design called “reflective”, which means that it has two openings and can be walked with a partner, each “mirroring” the other’s path.
HOW TO WALK THE LABYRINTH
There are many ways and reasons to walk a labyrinth - for prayer, centering, problem solving, walking meditation, reflection, and inspiration. Walking the labyrinth is a personal experience and there is no right way or wrong way to walk. You may want to set an intention for yourself before beginning.