WALKING A SACRED PATH
Our facilities include an outdoor meditation labyrinth. Overlooking the beautiful hill country and Lake Travis, it is the perfect setting for meditation and contemplation. It is located behind the church sanctuary and open to the public during daylight hours.
Is the labyrinth a maze? A lot of people confuse the two, but a labyrinth is very different from a maze. The labyrinth is not designed to confuse the participant. There are no tricks or dead ends. It is designed to quiet the mind and lead the walker by a winding route to the center. By the same route, you return to the exit.
Our labyrinth is a replica of the labyrinth inlaid in the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France around the year 1200 AD.
The labyrinths inlaid in the floors of European cathedrals are thought to have provided a way for the faithful to make a symbolic pilgrimage to the Holy City, Jerusalem. In recent years, walking the labyrinth has been rediscovered as a meditation tool connecting and integrating body, mind and spirit . It is used for prayer and meditation and as a metaphor for our spiritual journey.
Our labyrinth was a gift from Dr. Bill Milligan. Although, Bill has now joined the saints in Heaven, his gift lives on to enrich the spiritual lives of all those who walk the sacred path.
The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress of San Francisco is credited with introducing labyrinths in the U.S. in the 1980s. Her book, Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool, is considered the best resource book on the labyrinth.