The Labyrinth is an archetype, a divine imprint, found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world. It has only one path, so there are no tricks to it and no dead ends. The path winds around and doubles back on itself, becoming a mirror for where we are in our lives, a metaphor for our spiritual journey; it touches our sorrows and releases our joys. The pathway in and the pathway out are the same; only the pilgrim has changed in the process.
Holy Trinity's outdoor labyrinth is located in the courtyard at the lower end of the columbarium. It is well-lit and open to walkers 24 hours a day. Instructions for walking can be found on the covered walkway in front of the labyrinth near Greene Street.
The Labyrinth Keepers are an ecumenical group dedicated to providing education and opportunities for people to experience transformation through walking the labyrinth. The group meets the first Monday of each month from 12:15–1:15 p.m. in the Upper Room. In conjunction with The Servant Leadership School, the Labyrinth Keepers plan, advertise, train, and provide facilitators for a variety of community-wide labyrinth offerings. Contact .
The labyrinth offers you the opportunity to “put feet on your prayers.” Experience a walking meditation that connects your mind, body and spirit. Join the Labyrinth Keepers the third Monday of each month from 12:15–1 p.m., and carry your intercessions and celebrations into the labyrinth’s winding path. In case of inclement weather, the Prayer Walk will be cancelled.
Community Walk: A New Year Blessing: Walking Together
Sunday, January 13 from 2–4:30 p.m.
Thoughts and reflections for walking the labyrinth, followed by booksigning with reception.
Led by: The Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert, master teacher, labyrinth workshop leader, facilitator, trainer, musician, speaker, author of Seasons of Change
Holy Week Walking Meditation Using the Labyrinth
Monday–Thursday, March 25–28, 2013 from 12:15–1:15 p.m. and Friday, March 29, 2013 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
During this solemn and sacred week leading up to Easter, experience the labyrinth’s sacred pattern and sacred path. Walking the labyrinth helps you to quiet your mind, reconnect with your body, and see your life in the context of a path, a pilgrimage. As you symbolically make the walk with Christ to Jerusalem, use the labyrinth as a tool for silent reflection and prayer in the company of other pilgrims on the way. A Holy Week reflection facilitated by one of the labyrinth keepers and a time of blessing in the center of the labyrinth will precede each day’s walk. Attend any or all of these walks as your schedule allows. Bring a journal if desired.
Led by: The Labyrinth Keepers
Introduction to Walking Meditation Using the Labyrinth
Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
What do you do in the labyrinth? If you have been curious about the labyrinth as a spiritual tool, this two-hour workshop will provide you with gentle instruction and support for beginning your labyrinth journey of transformation. If you are a veteran walker, you will benefit from this “mini retreat” in the context of a supportive community of labyrinth pilgrims walking and praying together. Meet first in Broome Hall, and then we will move as a group to the outdoor labyrinth.
Led by: The Labyrinth Keepers