Voted Best Downtown Place to Feel the Spirit by the Austin Chronicle
“St. David’s offers a labyrinth to walk in the heart of Downtown, a perfect getaway meditation garden that’s shielded from onlookers by tall walls. A labyrinth is a kind of symmetrical maze, and this one takes about 20 minutes to walk at a casual pace,
but those 20 minutes represent the search for peace that endures through the ages. It’s a spiritual map to the center of ourselves, and many a lost soul would do well to drop in.”
The St. David’s labyrinth is a replica of the ancient one on the floor of the Chartres Cathedral near Paris. Walking the labyrinth is a way to pray and meditate, just as kneeling is, or folding one’s hands and bowing one’s head. In walking the labyrinth in prayer, we seek to know God’s presence in our lives.
Tips On Walking the Labyrinth
It may be helpful to think of walking the labyrinth in these three stages:
- Release Let go of the details in your life. Shedding thoughts and emotions quiets and empties the mind as you walk into the labyrinth.
- Receive In the center, or anywhere along the path, receive what insight is there for you to receive.
- Recharge Each time you walk out of the labyrinth, become more empowered to find and do the work you feel your soul reaching to do.
The labyrinth was certified as a Wildlife Habitat in 2012.
Bring the Labyrinth To You: Our canvas labyrinth is available to other churches and groups. Our trained facilitators are also available. For details on fees and schedules, contact the front desk, (512) 610-3500.