Thursday, June 25, 2009

Meditation around the Labyrinth

On next July 11, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. till noon, I will lead a meditation seminar at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Dothan.

This event is open to every person interested in Meditation, regardless of their religious affiliation.

We will practice sitting meditation inside the main hall, and walking meditation on the Labyrinth.

This is an interesting experiment as it brings together the Eastern practice of sitting with the Western practice of walking a Labyrinth

Labyrinth were used in the West for religious and possibly other purposes for over 2000 years. They became very popular in Europe during the 13th and 14th century and were incorporated in the floors of numerous Gothic Cathedrals. As the access to Jerusalem was lost people would do pilgrimages to these Cathedrals instead, and end up walking the Labyrinth in Prayer.

In the last quarter of the 20th century, there was a renaissance of the use of the Labyrinth as a mind centering device through walking prayer and meditation, and numerous Labyrinth were built in the US for this purpose.

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