Monday, 13 November 2017

The Sacred Garden of Maui

I haven't done any posts on labyrinths for a long time! So this month I'm going to tell you about a couple more labyrinths which we walked last November when we were in Maui.


Near the town of Makawao in "upcountry Maui," there is a not-for-profit retreat centre, spiritual shop and plant nursery called the Sacred Garden. Located down a winding rural road, it is notable for having not one, but two, labyrinths on its premises!


The Sacred Garden is jam-packed with beautiful plants and imagery dedicated to love, peace, the Buddha, Jesus and many manifestations of the Divine Feminine, especially Kwan Yin. My posts on Wednesday and Friday will show some of this art.

Outside the plant nursery building in the very lush, tropical side yard is a traditional full-size Chartres Christian labyrinth, made of narrow bricks countersunk into a crushed gravel base. Cement rondels on which to stand are located in the rose heart-centre of the labyrinth. It makes for a very peaceful and meditative labyrinth walking experience.


In Wednesday's post, I'll focus on the Sacred Garden's second labyrinth, which is a pagan Cretan/Minoan one located inside the plant nursery building.

[All photos © Debra She Who Seeks, November 2016]

32 comments:

Mitchell is Moving said...

This looks beautiful... and a garden center, too!

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm happy to go anywhere that includes Jesus. :)

Bob Slatten said...

Peaceful.

Mark said...

That sounds like a lovely place. I've never walked through a labyrinth but I do enjoy flower gardens and the like. I'm sure I'd enjoy that. Provided I didn't get lost.

Marie Smith said...

Calm, peaceful. Beautiful!

Jeanne said...

I can only imagine how peaceful and tranquil the location was. The labyrinth is nicely done. Simple yet nice.

Adam said...

there's a labyrinth a lot like that near my house

lady M said...

Did you walk in the labyrinth? Did you solve it? I think, rather than solve it, I would cheat and just step over the bricks.

Joanne Noragon said...

The labyrinth is fascinating. I've always visualized them as made of tall hedges. This I find irresistible.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love walking labyrinths!

DEZMOND said...

if I didn't know you live in an apartment, I'd almost think you made that labyrinth yourself in the backyard, Debs :PPP

bill lisleman said...

Labyrinth - that was David Bowie's best movie!

Leeanna Henderson said...

I could spend hours in a place like that.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

My breath is easing, as I'm gazing at this labyrinth. Wish I could experience it. Perhaps, someday.
Have a great week, Debra.

Jenn said...

Beautiful! Labyrinths are cool. I have walked one labyrinth, located in the basement of an old church in Calgary.

John M said...

I enjoy labyrinths as long as they are too complicated.

jadedj said...

I love this. It is interesting that unlike a typical labyrinth, in this one, one can see one's way to the center of meditation. No wrong turns.

Kay G. said...

"Where beauty, love and peace grow"...thanks for the link to The Sacred Garden, it is truly a beautiful, inspiring place.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a gorgeous place. It looks so peaceful and inviting.

Fundy Blue said...

Beautiful, Debra! Have you walked the labyrinth in Victoria?

Magaly Guerrero said...

Just stunning. And the peacefulness comes through the screen...

Her Royal Highness said...

Hey, you LEFT OUT the part about how mosquitoes BIT THE CRAP OUTTA YA! See, people, this is how Debra She Who Seeks gives you a CURATED view of her life.

Linda said...

Lovely....calm....peaceful...

NanaDiana said...

What a gorgeous place. I have not walked a labyrinth in a long time, Debra. Love this post- xo Diana

Guillaume said...

Maui, is that also a character/god mentioned in Moana?

Magic Love Crow said...

So beautiful and peaceful! I would love to walk here!!

Barbara said...

I've never walked a Labyrinth. I wonder if there is one near me. I'm going to check. You've got me interested.

Barbara said...

Whoa. I found several books I ordered from the library and found about 6 Labyrinths that are close to me. I'm on a new path (pun intended).

baili said...

Wow looks so "inviting" and serene Debra!

I would love to indulge in this.
life itself is labyrinth isn't it?

JACKIESUE said...

oooh...I love this.

AntiquityTravelers said...

I've never walked a labyrinth, but I think I would like to ... it seems quite meditative

e said...

Makawao? My grandfather used to live there!