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Sowing the seeds for a deeper understanding of the power of nature as a healing space for individuals and communities

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

6030 Grosvenor Lane,
Bethesda, MD 20814
http://www.stlukesbethesda.org/labyrinth

In 1999, a small group of St. Luke’s parishioners gathered to explore their interest in labyrinth walking. Once they shared the calming experiences of walking the labyrinth with their fellow parishioners, interest in building a permanent outdoor labyrinth in connection with the Memorial Garden located on church grounds grew. The labyrinth design is based on a 13th Century turf labyrinth on the grounds of Breamore House in England and is similar to the design at Chartres Cathedral in France. Turf was chosen to best harmonize with the Memorial GardenSt. Lukes and the wetlands along Old Georgetown Road as well as for the committee members who wanted to be able walk barefoot and feel the earth under their feet. The Labyrinth was completed in 2001.

Today , abyrinth continues to offer a space that allows parishioners and people in the community the opportunity to reconnect themselves with each other, and with the natural world.

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    We are a private nonprofit that supports, informs, and inspires the creation of publicly accessible urban green spaces. We believe that every city resident needs nearby green space to provide opportunities for mindfulness, respite, and renewal. The Foundation has issued its final grants to build five Open Spaces Sacred Places and research the impacts on a variety of users with the hope that the powerful connection between nature, spirit and human wellbeing will be scientifically proven.

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