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 and prayer tool, At its most basic level, the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center to your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are. A labyrinth guided meditation is available to use from our Guest Services for a personal prayer experience.
Many of our visitors make a regular visit to the labyrinth, some coming for each full moon when they can walk the labyrinth at night by moonlight.
The Labyrinth in the Desert is patterned after the famous Labyrinth in the Chartres Cathedral near Paris, a symbol of the Christian pilgrimage.