Meditation Walking Paths

Meditation Walking Paths

Spirit in the Desert offers three desert walking paths on the grounds suitable for quiet meditation and contemplation.

Retreat guests can walk each of the paths with audio-guided meditation. In-house cell phones with ear buds can be checked out at the Estrem registration desk. They are also available for use by people in the community who wish to meditate while walking the paths.

Islands of Silence

The Islands of Silence Meditation Path is 1/5 of a mile long.  It has seven islands at which you may rest, contemplate and reflect on your faith journey.  The journey starts at the top of the hill where you look down upon a desert wash.  It leads you down to the bottom of the wash. Some islands are exposed to the sun and others are shaded. The journey ends on level ground at an island of two benches.  You may walk the…

Labyrinth in the Desert

The Labyrinth in the Desert is a holy place at which you may reflect and pray.  The rhythm of walking, placing one foot in front of the other, relaxes the body and refreshes the spirit. Walk at the pace your body chooses. Relax and rest your mind. A labyrinth has only one path. The way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys.  The path leads you circuitously to the center and out again. Labyrinths have long been used as a meditation…

Prayer Pathway

The Campbell Prayer Pathway is based on The 7 Steps of Morning Prayer from Joyce Rupp’s meditation book, Out of the Ordinary. As you follow the path you will find seven stones, each inscribed with a word of wisdom or guidance. Stop at each stone, reflect on the word written, and consider on how that concept plays out in your life. The inscriptions are Gratitude, Love, Hope, Compassion, Generosity, Laughter and Patience.  If recorded music would enhance your walk, it is available. The Prayer Pathway…