The Round Hill Community Church is sponsoring a Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walking Meditation in the Community House at 395 Round Hill Road on Thursday, December 20th from 7pm to 8:30pm. Please plan to arrive as close to 7pm as possible so as not to disturb the introduction and meditation. The meditation will begin with a short introduction about walking a Labyrinth as a meditative tool and the significance of the Winter Solstice. There will be chairs provided, but you are welcome to bring blankets or yoga mats if you choose.
There will be Tibetan and Crystal Singing Bowls accompanying the meditative walk and the glow of a warm fire in the fireplace. Once everyone has had an opportunity to walk the Labyrinth refreshments will be shared. Plan to meet and mingle. It is free and open to all.
Labyrinths unlike mazes have no dead ends or wrong turns. One lovely metaphor for walking a Labyrinth is that like one’s own spiritual journey if you stay on the path to Spirit or God you will reach the center or place of stillness. Labyrinths have been used in this way for thousands of years in all cultures.
The Winter Solstice is December 21 each year. This is the shortest day and longest night of the year. The word solstice in Latin means ‘the sun stands still’ and in fact for a short time on this day the sun in the sky looks to do just that. In ancient times people celebrated the Winter Solstice as a time in which the days began to grow longer hence ‘the return of the sun’.
We invite you to join us to learn more and take some time to be meditative and peaceful during this busy and hectic time of year and welcome the return of the light within.
This meditation is free and sponsored by the Round Hill Community Church. It is open to all so invite your friends. For more information, call 203/869-1091.