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.

The Tree of Life Labyrinth


LEARN MORE   about the Tree of Life Labyrinth on the Ariel-Foundation Park main site!


The information for this site was written by Kenyon College Religious Studies students Isak Davis, Matthew Manno, and Carley Townsend, under the supervision of Dr. Miriam Dean-Otting during Spring 2017. Photos as credited.