Rediscovering the Labyrinth as Meditation Practice
Next Gathering: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Facilitator: Dr. Kim Furtado, Naturopathic Doctor
Location: Private home (address will be shared upon registration) Millsboro, Delaware 19966
Half Day Retreat!
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
A labyrinth is not a maze, but a walking meditation device with a single winding path from the edge to the center. There are no dead ends in a labyrinth walk and the same path is used to return to the outside.
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.
For many walkers the labyrinth becomes a metaphor for the journey of life. The journey inward represents the introspection or self-knowledge, and the journey outward represents the call to service, or sharing one’s gifts with the world through acts of service and love. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to "That Which Is Within."
For our workshop, we will explore:
- The ways in which, like life, a labyrinth is full of twists and turns, whose navigation requires a change in perspective, awareness or direction.
- How to design a home practice and incorporate the labyrinth into your life.
- How stress affects our selves, our families and our community, and the gifts a walking meditation provides.
- Historical uses and applications of labyrinth meditation.
The path symbolizes also that each of us is on a single path through his or her life, and yet each person's journey is a separate and distinct qualitative experience.
$55 per Participant