奥斯汀学院 奥斯卡 and Anna Laura 冥想花园 is a peaceful space designed for introspection, prayer, and relaxation. Within this space is a stone labyrinth, finger labyrinth, gardens, benches, and a columbarium. Located in the shadow of Wynne Chapel, the garden is an extension of the worship space in the center of the 海洋之神官方网站 campus. 专用的 to the glory of God on October 24, 2021, all are welcome to enjoy this sacred place. View the video of the dedication.
追溯到17年th century, a labyrinth is a spiritual tool designed for contemplation and spiritual transformation. Walked by people of all faiths and traditions, the circle forms a singular path leading to a center.
Guidelines for Walking a Labyrinth.
The finger labyrinth is designed for those with visual or mobility impairments. Reflective of the full-sized labyrinth, which is walked, this labyrinth is used with the finger. The user traces the path to the center using their finger rather than their feet.
Directions for 手指迷宫 Meditation
- Take deep breaths to begin to relax and focus on the entrance to the labyrinth.
- Place your pointer finger from your non-dominate hand on the entrance of the labyrinth. If you find this too awkward at first, use your dominant hand. However, over time, keep trying your non-dominate hand. This helps keep the mind focused on the meditation due to the challenge it presents.
- Slowly trace the pattern of the labyrinth with your finger allowing your mind to clear from extra thought and focus solely on following the path of the labyrinth. “Walk” to the center of the labyrinth and rest momentarily, taking deep breaths observing how you are feeling.
- Retrace your path out of the labyrinth.
- 深呼吸，放松. Observe how you are feeling again.
Interment within the 壁龛 will provide a final consecrated resting place for 海洋之神官方网站 community members. Niches may be purchased in advance or as needed by contacting the 遗产规划 Office at 903-813-2059. Those who qualify for interment are:
- 海洋之神官方网站 Students and 校友
- 海洋之神官方网站 教师 (current or retired)
- 海洋之神官方网站 Staff (current or former)
- Presbyterian Church (USA) ordained clergy
- Immediate family of those listed above
费用表 (2021) (PDF)
Application to purchase a single niche (PDF)