Labyrinth Walks

Labyrinth walking is an important part of a self-care routine, for it quiets the mind, relaxes the body, and refreshes the spirit.

Led by Pat McLaughlin
Sessions held in Shanti Park.

The simple act of walking a labyrinth collectively becomes a means for people to understand that each one of us is responsible for being the change that we seek in the world—and that each of us will accomplish that in our own time, at our own pace, and in our own unique way. The labyrinth thus becomes a metaphor for the shared path of humanity, and the labyrinth walk itself a representation of our own individual path through life. The positive impact of this activity includes increased self-awareness, self-direction, and self-discipline, which make participants less defensive of their own choices; more respect for other paths of faith and diverse walks of life; and greater acceptance of diversity as a positive aspect of comm-unity. Labyrinth walks are held weekly at the Satva Center on the outdoor labyrinth in Shanti Park (weather permitting) or indoors on a canvas mat. Class begins with 30 minutes of sitting meditation exercises with finger labyrinths, followed by one hour of walking meditation on the labyrinth.