On a sunny June morning, day camp kids at YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center, have some free time to explore the Labyrinth.
The kids laugh and run through the patterns of rock and grass which weave to create a space of meditation behind the Lula W. Dorsey Museum.
The Labyrinth, along with the Peace Pole that stands at its entrance, was a gift from the Messerschmidt family in 2007-8. It is used by Y guests as a spiritual tool, a path of prayer, and walking meditation.
“It’s not denominational in any sense. People of all faith traditions, or no faith traditions, can find a place of relaxation and peace here,” said Otto Zingg, summer volunteer at the Lula W. Dorsey Museum
A labyrinth differs from a maze in that it has only one path that leads the seeker into the center and out again.
Guests are encouraged to let go of worldly thoughts in order to be completely present in the moment as they make their way to the center.
The Labyrinth at the YMCA is located behind the Lula W. Dorsey Museum, and welcomes all YMCA guests. For information regarding the Museum, please visit: http://www.ymcarockies.org/museum.htm