Thursday, January 23, 2014
Centre for Spiritual Living Labyrinth
I haven't posted for awhile about labyrinths that I have visited and, believe it or not, there are still a few more! Today I'm highlighting another Edmonton labyrinth.
This beautiful Chartres labyrinth is located on the sanctuary floor of the Centre for Spiritual Living, a "new thought" spiritual community. On the first Friday evening of every month, they move the church's chairs off the labyrinth and make it available for walking. The sanctuary is silent and lit only by candlelight, creating a serene and meditative atmosphere.
On the walls surrounding the labyrinth hang banners with portraits and quotations from various spiritual role models: Martin Luther King Jr., the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein, John Lennon and . . . Oprah! See, told you they embrace new thought!
Whenever I've gone to a labyrinth walk here, they have been very well attended. And there's always lots of young people there too. It's nice to see them embracing an ancient tradition and finding value in it.
[Photo taken from the website of Edmonton's Centre for Spiritual Living]