to be included on the labyrinth project mailing list.
What's a labyrinth, you might ask?
It is a design of concentric circles dating back thousands of years and found in many cultures, and styles. The labyrinth is spiritual in nature, providing a setting for individuals and groups to walk for meditation and self-reflection. The design mimics patterns found in nature, and embraces the walker with a sense of harmony and balance. Our labyrinth, like others, will be used as a vehicle for personal inward journeys.
There is no right way to walk a labyrinth other than to follow the circuit! Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is unicursal in form, leading one naturally around the circuits; with no puzzle to be solved. This allows the walker to free the mind, experience the moment and stay open to wisdom. Can you imagine yourself, friends and family using such a resource? If so, we need your help to make it a reality.
While the installation of the labyrinth has been a long-term goal of the Farm to share with the community, the epic pandemic has reinforced our commitment to the project. The value of the Farm as a beautiful respite from daily stresses has been articulated by Farm gardeners and visitors. We are certain that the creation of a Woodland Labyrinth will strengthen the Farm's purpose and provide a welcome spiritual destination for Cape Codders and visitors alike.
Where we are today:
The base foundation of the Woodland Labyrinth has been completed. Seed funding has come from the Farm itself, generous memorial donations, and a donation from One Hundred Women Who Care of Cape Cod. We have yet to raise a minimum of $20,000 to complete the installation of the hardscape surface of the labyrinth and landscaping .
Help make the dream come true!
A gift like this labyrinth is needed more than ever; but it will not be possible without your help. Our goal is to complete the project in the Spring of 2022, and build it to endure for years to come. Please join in the effort to complete this project!
THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US AT THE FARM AND ALL THOSE YET TO BENEFIT FROM THIS NEW, ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITY RESOURCE!!
By Barbara Clark, Barnstable Patriot, 8-3-21
Meetinghouse Farm Director Judy Desrochers, left, and board member Ellen Karel standing at the center of what will become the new labyrinth.
Looking for a peaceful walk? Plans for construction of a woodland labyrinth are in the works at Meetinghouse Farm in West Barnstable, and after five years of planning, the project is now coming to fruition. When completed, the designed walking path will be open for public use, to visitors and community residents alike.
Just past the farm’s colorful community garden area, down at the end of a shady, quiet pathway through the trees, a baseline of gravel and stone now forms a large circle, waiting for the final masonry pattern of concentric paths that will form the new labyrinth walk.
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