Labyrinths have served as tools for meditation in many cultures since ancient times and have advanced Christian spirituality since the fourth century. As an ancient symbol related to wholeness, patterns of various labyrinths combine the imagery of a circle and a spiral to create meandering, yet purposeful paths.
Our labyrinth, graciously built by many dedicated volunteers, is inspired by the Chartres labyrinth design incorporated into the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France around 1220. Created with local river rock, discreetly located among serene pastures and native oaks, this labyrinth is a perfect place for walking meditation, spiritual practice, calming of the mind, and enjoyment of genuine peace, soothing quiet and thoughtful reflection.
We offer a variety of specifically created labyrinth Practices to enhance the experience of mindful living, including:
Practice of letting go and dissolving limited beliefs
Practice of body and mind integration
Practice of creating an individualized ideal day or life
Practice of unconditional creativity
We offer the practices upon request to private groups of four to eight people, and each session lasts between three and four hours. To be safe and comfortable in our ranch setting, we advise clients to wear outdoor, weather-appropriate clothing and covered toe footwear. Light snacks and water will be provided (participants are responsible for specific food restrictions), and we request that appointments be made at least two weeks in advance. During summertime, we suggest scheduling for late afternoons and evenings to access the ambiance provided by plentiful shade, balmy breezes and awe-inspiring sunsets.
Please explore our website for more information, and contact us directly to create a schedule exclusively for your group.
Another significant part of the day was the labyrinth. Thinking of a burden first, then putting a shorthand chalk version of that burden on a rock, without knowing why, moved my mind into high gear. I found my burden easy to find and quick to write.
When I reached a place where I could lay my burden down I knew I would be allowed to do just that. The important thing was I thought about why I was carrying that particular burden, without being distracted, for the entire way around and back and I recognized that the burden was not one I could put down yet. That contemplation was significant. I still have that burden but I have really thought about the why of it. This was both powerful, and helpful.
- John C.