Peaceful Reflection and Contemplation at the Labyrinth
On Sunday 27th May, Frankston Interfaith Network (FIN) hosted the 'Labyrinth Walk and Reflection' Spirituality Talk at the McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Langwarren. The group met at the granite stone labyrinth, a Land Art sculpture called, ‘The Winding Path, The Search For Truth’. It was designed and built in 2010 by Andrew Rogers, a leading contemporary artist and sculptor whose work may be found in many plazas and buildings around the world.
Andrew Rogers, ‘The Winding Path, The Search For Truth’, 2010, stone labyrinth at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
The labyrinth was designed as a continuous concentric path, which winds through seven circuits towards a centre. The traditional labyrinth journey is one of spiritual contemplation, an allegory for life, where the end goals appears near, only to recede numerous times before eventual attainment of enlightenment.
Reverend Sue Brookes, from Frankston Interfaith Network, lead the group with an introduction to the labyrinth followed by silent contemplation as we walked the labyrinth.
Reverend Sue Brookes explained that the labyrinth has a meaning to many faiths symbolising the journey within and back out into the world. It is an ancient symbol of wholeness and has been used as mediation and prayer tool for many years. With the imagery of a circle and the spiral, walking the labyrinth takes a meandering but purposeful path in quiet, peaceful reflection and contemplation.
It was a wonderful individual yet shared experience for quiet reflection, prayer and contemplation. After the walking contemplation we shared our experiences and enjoyed each other’s company with afternoon tea.
Frankston Interfaith Network (FIN) at the stone labyrinth at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, 27th May 2012
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