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Meditation labyrinth installed, inaugurated

A 37-foot meditation labyrinth will arrive on the Bates College campus and be set out for its inaugural use Monday, Sept. 21, through Thursday, Sept. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. A set of concentric circles painted on a large piece of canvas that is placed on a floor for walking meditation, the labyrinth is an ancient tool for quiet reflection and the pursuit of inner clarity. The public is invited to participate free of charge.

According to Bates College Chaplain Kerry Maloney, labyrinths are being installed in hospitals, synagogues, prisons, churches and other public spaces throughout the country. “Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has no dead ends or tricks; it has one path to the center and out again, a pattern in which many find a metaphor for the journey through life.”

For more information about the labyrinth or to register for the labyrinth workshop, call the Office of the College Chaplain at 207-786-8272.



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