Labyrinth

Walk the Labyrinth with Gong Journeys Meditation. Walking Meditation followed by the Labyrinth Walk, and then rest and get comfortable for a Sound Immersion Gong Bath.



Gong Journeys provides a 16' Abingdon à la Chartres™ 6 Circuit Labyrinth design with proportionally appropriate elements reflecting the sacred geometry of our larger Chartres Replica™: the 4.5 to 1 path to line ratio, six lobed central rosette and perimeter lunations. The 16' Labyrinth proportionally appropriate elements reflecting the sacred geometry of our larger Chartres Replica™: the 4.5 to 1 path to line ratio, six lobed central rosette and perimeter lunations.

There are many parts to this 16' Abingdon à la Chartres™ 6-circuit labyrinth, each meaningful and significant. The Path lies in the five concentric circles with the sixth being the center of the labyrinth.

The Rosette is the typical name given to the center of the labyrinth. The rose is often connected with Mary, mother of Jesus, who was called the Rose of Sharon. Mystical tradition sees the rose as a symbol of the Holy Spirit.

The Rosette is a universal symbol for love, both human and divine. It is speculated the six petals represent the six days of creation.

There are ten Labyrs that form a cruciform as seen from above.
They are traditionally seen as symbols of feminine power and creativity.

Lunations are the partial circles that form the outside of the design. made up of cusps and foils. Some believe the four quadrants of the labyrinth represent the four seasons of the calendar. There are 28 cusps in each quadrant, which would keep track of the 28-day lunar cycles and help the church keep track of the lunar feast of Easter.




A Labyrinth is Not a Maze! A Labyrinth is a Sacred Space. You cannot get lost or go the wrong way, there are no dead-ends. You enter and follow the path. When you reach the center; it is a good place for meditation and prayer. You exit the same path. If you meet a person entering the labyrinth, please step aside for them to pass and then continue on your way.

The 16' Labyrinth comfortably accommodates 5-adults at one time;
more people creates congestion.
Labyrinth works well for Come & Go activities
or for smaller class sizes of 10-12 people alternating walks.

·         Walking meditation around Labyrinth

·         Gongs are playing throughout for meditation

·         Seated meditation as people one by one enter the labyrinth.

·         Up to 5-people at a time.

·         When finished walking the labyrinth return to continue sound immersion gong bath.

The origin of the labyrinth is not known but is thought to be over 3500 years old. Labyrinths have been used throughout history by many different cultures, including Christians, as meditative aids. A labyrinth is not a maze. A maze is something designed for people to get lost in. Mazes offer false options, that lead to dead ends.

A labyrinth is a place for one to find oneself. It has only one path; which leads to the center and back out again.

The labyrinth design is used to designate a sacred space. The labyrinth is used to help people understand their relation to nature and God’s design, to promote a sense of well-being and healing. It is designed to reveal, release, refresh and free the human spirit in a quest to become connected to the Divine in all of us.

The labyrinth is a place for prayer and meditation. The path of the labyrinth is a sacred place set aside for those who walk it to reflect and feel the presence of God.

“Stand at the crossroads and look; as for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.”
- Jeremiah 6:16



Picture is of the Labyrinth at Arapaho United Methodist Church in Richardson.
This is where I was first introduced to a Labyrinth!




People entering the Labyrinth have the right of way.
Please step aside for them to pass…
Then continue on your way.

A Labyrinth is Not a Maze! A Labyrinth is a Sacred Space. You cannot get lost or go the wrong way, there are no dead-ends. You enter and follow the path. When you reach the center; it is a good place for meditation and prayer. You exit the same path. If you meet a person entering the labyrinth, please step aside for them to pass and then continue on your way.




Excited to unroll  16' Labyrinth out for the first time 4/26/2020




Experience the Labyrinth

No one can say for sure what you will experience on the labyrinth. Be open to release the stresses you bear. Relax and trust in your experience as you walk. Breathe slowly and don’t worry about doing this the “right” way. This is a personal experience and will be unique to you. Leave yourself open to hear God speak.

 The center of the labyrinth is the halfway point, not a destination. Spend a moment to reflect on your journey. Walking out can be symbolic of leaving something behind or embracing something new for the future.      

Only you know what it means to you.

 As you leave the labyrinth, you may wish to offer a prayer of thanksgiving.

There are many parts to this eleven-circuit labyrinth, each meaningful and significant. The Path lies in the eleven concentric circles with the twelfth being the center of the labyrinth. There are thirty-four turns within the path. The Rosette is the typical name given to the center of the labyrinth. The rose is often connected with Mary, mother of Jesus, who was called the Rose of Sharon. Mystical tradition sees the rose as a symbol of the Holy Spirit.

 It is also a universal symbol for love, both human and divine. It is speculated the six petals represent the six days of creation. There are ten Labyrs that form a cruciform from above. They are traditionally seen as symbols of feminine power and creativity.

 Lunations are the partial circles that form the outside of the design. made up of cusps and foils. Some believe the four quadrants of the labyrinth represent the four seasons of the calendar. There are 28 cusps in each quadrant, which would keep track of the 28-day lunar cycles and help the church keep track of the lunar feast of Easter.

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Please Remove your SHOES

Please Wear Socks

NO Bare Feet
Please Wear Socks!

NO Bare Feet
Please Wear Socks!




The 16' Labyrinth comfortably accommodates 5-adults at one time;
more people creates congestion.
Labyrinth works well for Come & Go activities
or for smaller class sizes of 10-12 people alternating walks.




Labyrinth Hosts President Obama, Wounded Vet & His Family Doing Yoga

The hardwood labyrinth is in the center of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICOE) which treats our vets with brain injuries. When not used for walking mediation, the labyrinth provides a sun-filled meeting space for small group activities such as the yoga session pictured. 




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