Walk Our Labyrinth
When we walk a labyrinth, we are able to connect with a part of ourselves that we might otherwise not know how to connect to. And, Armand Dimele says it well… “When people go within and connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things.” -Veritas Labyrinth Website
Benefits of a Labyrinth:
Through the ages, God has moved people to set apart holy places for prayer and to recognize and celebrate God’s presence in those places. Labyrinths offer time and quiet space for prayer, reflection, healing and community building. Labyrinths facilitate an interior holy pilgrimage into the heart of God. They are about the journey as much as the destination. They can be calming, as they slow you down while you wind your way through the path. In addition to their use as a spiritual practice, labyrinths also have many practical health benefits. Research conducted at the Harvard Medical School’s Mind/Body Medical Institute has found that focused walking meditations reduce anxiety and elicit a ‘relaxation response.’ This effect has significant long-term health benefits, including lower blood pressure and breathing rates, reduced incidents of chronic pain, reduction of insomnia, improved fertility, and many other benefits. Regular meditative practices lead to greater powers of concentration and a sense of control and efficiency in one’s life. Labyrinth walking is among the simplest forms of focused walking meditation, and the demonstrated health benefits have led hundreds of hospitals, health care facilities, and spas to install labyrinths in recent years.
Gift to the Community:
This is currently the only labyrinth in Woodland where there is sacred space dedicated to reflection and meditation. Our labyrinth is available to our neighbors and community. People of all ages and belief systems, churches, schools and community organizations will be invited to walk our labyrinth. All will be welcomed into this sacred space.
The entrance to the labyrinth is situated near the sidewalk on 2nd Street.