Fleet Landing residents experience benefits of labyrinths


Fleet Landing residents had an opportunity to experience three different labyrinth designs during a two-day event as they gathered for guided tours led by certified labyrinth facilitators. Each of the walks featured a particular focus or intention through a single path to and from the center of the labyrinth, showcasing their use as a meditation tool.

The Rev. Dr. Kathryn McLean led the opening walk on the World Peace labyrinth featuring peace symbols from around the world. John Ridder, master labyrinth builder, created the design for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in addition to the Triune labyrinth for installations in hospitals and schools across the country. Fleet Landing residents, volunteers and staff created the Triune with masking tape on the floor.

Donna Christensen led the guided walks focused on each participant’s experience of the Triune and Chelsea labyrinths. McLean and Pamela Eccles-Wakefield, led a Walk of Remembrance on the World Peace labyrinth in memory of deceased loved ones and to honor participants’ own grief as their lives continue without the physical presence of the people they have lost.

Residents were encouraged to bring their own drums for both the opening and closing ceremonies and were accompanied by Constance Frankenberg on the didgeridoo, a traditional ceremonial instrument used by the Aboriginal peoples of North Australia.