Varnau Contemplative Garden Chartres Labyrinth
Varnau Contemplative Garden Chartres Labyrinth         Photo: Seattle Times
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
~ T.S. Eliot

A labyrinth is a walking meditation path found around the world for over 4000 years. The seven-circuit Chartres Labyrinth in our contemplative garden is a replica of the eleven-circuit labyrinth placed on the floor of Chartres Cathedral, France in 1201 AD.

A labyrinth has a single path in to the center and back out. Like dropping down inside our body to contact the depths of our being, walking the spirals of the labyrinth creates a deepening sense of grounded presence. All the twists and turns of the labyrinth eventually lead us into the sacred center at the still point of our lives, of our own heart.

I offer sessions on the labyrinth to those who request them. I have worked with couples, individuals and groups in this manner. The labyrinth is like a Field of Compassion, where anything you bring to it is received and blessed. No matter how weary or troubled you are, everything is welcomed.

Your creative aspirations also profit from bringing them to the labyrinth. I walk the labyrinth almost every day, for it awakens insight and absorbs concerns like nothing else.

Read the Seattle Times article about Donna’s labyrinth.