- Written by Kenyon College Students
Labyrinths have mythological origins from classical times. In the Middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church created them for use in both meditation and religious festivals. The Tree of Life Labyrinth™ has a unicursal pattern, with one through-path rather than many. It is reminiscent of Yongdö Dölba, the tree that grows in the center of the sand mandalas made by Tibetan Buddhist monks. As you walk through it, contemplate its design, noting how it affects your experience. The labyrinth at Ariel-Foundation Park was designed by Virginia Ficarra, a Michigan designer of aesthetic and healing environments.