The walking labyrinth in the front meadow is a sacred space to focus attention and listen to the longing of the soul. Planted entirely with native species and installed by Bro. Steve O’Neil, SM, with the help of volunteers, our labyrinth is modeled after the one in the floor of the Cathedral in Chartres, France, which dates to the early 13th century. The history of the European labyrinth is shrouded in history, but for modern seekers the labyrinth is a spiritual path upon which the interplay of silence and image can lead to a deeper awareness of the Divine. The path is unicursal; it is not a maze, and presents no choices. Your only choice is to enter the spiritual path.
The labyrinth is available for individual use during daylight hours seven days a week. It is recommended that you call our office in advance to make sure it is not booked by a group or being serviced by volunteers. Groups may book the labyrinth by emailing us.
MEEC also offers a 50’x50’ nylon labyrinth appropriate for indoor use, a sand labyrinth for those with limited mobility, and many books about labyrinths and their use in our resource center. Friends of MEEC may borrow these materials. A modest donation is requested for use of the nylon labyrinth.