March 18, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Labyrinths and Mandalas are ancient contemplative tools found throughout the world in both indigenous and contemporary cultures. Labyrinths are often described as “maze-like,” but unlike a maze, there are no “dead ends” in a labyrinth. The power of the labyrinth is in its careful simplicity and the path is characterized by three stages: the 'inward' journey, the center, and the 'outward' journey. Each of these stages serves a specific purpose in regards to spiritual and inner development.
Mandalas are more cyclical than labyrinths and are found represented throughout our cultural world as well as in our natural world in what physicists and mathematicians call fractal patterns. Coloring, creating, and working with both labyrinths and mandalas can bring us closer to our most sacred selves and to a sense of the Divine, in ourselves and in our world.
This interactive session will be led by Dr. Dianne Greyerbiehl, PhD, and Vicy Wilkinson, MA Philosophy, to introduce the group to using sacred geometry as part of meditation and spiritual development practices.