The labyrinth is an ancient meditation tool dating back to at least 2500 BCE. Walking the labyrinth puts contemporary people in touch with a cross-cultural ritual which has appeared in diverse cultures across the globe.
Unlike a maze, there are no false trails, no puzzle to be solved. A single path leads to the center and back; the entrance is also the exit. The labyrinth is a sacred place set aside for you to reflect, look within, pray, negotiate new behavior. The rhythm of walking, placing one foot in front of the other, empties the mind, relaxes the body and refreshes the spirit.
ArtsPlymouth sponsors 3 labyrinth walks during each program year. During September and October of 2016, we have offered an outdoor labyrinth painted on the grass by the Peace Pole.
On Saturday, January 6, 2018, you may come to our chapel to walk a labyrinth accompanied by Kathleen Calby playing the Singing Bowls, between 10 AM and noon, and also on Sunday, January 7th from Noon – 1 pm. (Free and open to the public)
We will observe Worldwide Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 5, with labyrinths to walk both indoors and out. Again we will gather between 10 AM and noon, and all are welcome.
For further information about labyrinths, online resources include: