The stone labyrinth at Unity of Fairfax was recently completed and was dedicated in a ceremony on Oct. 7.
Unity of Fairfax has issued an open invitation to the public to enjoy the spiritual practice of walking on the new labyrinth that was recently completed on the grounds of the spiritual center at 2854 Hunter Mill Road in Oakton. The stone labyrinth, which has been a dream at Unity of Fairfax for many years, was recently completed and was dedicated in a ceremony on Oct.7. The labyrinth is wheelchair accessible, free, and open for walking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“One of our intentions was to create a gift to the community of a spiritual practice that could bring peace, mindfulness, and emotional well-being to those who walk it,” said Rev. Russell Heiland. “There is a rich history of walking labyrinths in many of the world’s sacred traditions, and we are happy to be able to experience and share those traditions at Unity of Fairfax.”
The Breamore Labyrinth was selected as being unique in the region, providing labyrinth enthusiasts a rare opportunity to walk this sacred pattern. The 11-circuit design features molded shapes to replicate the delicate sacred geometry from Chartres Cathedral in France. It is estimated that the labyrinth’s winding path is approximately a quarter of a mile to the center, providing the opportunity for a half-mile walking meditation when walked to the center and back out.
Unity of Fairfax will hold various labyrinth events and programs throughout the year, but walkers are welcome to visit any time. In addition, it can be used for weddings or celebrations as well. Anyone wishing to learn about events on the labyrinth can sign up for email updates at www.unityoffairfax.org.
Unity of Fairfax also has a canvas labyrinth available for rent for organizations wishing to host their own labyrinth event.
Unity of Fairfax is a positive, inclusive spiritual community focused on transformation of consciousness and awakening the spiritual light in everyone. As a spiritual center for education, practice and service, Unity offers a wide array of classes, study groups, programs, and service projects which put spiritual principles into action. Regular services are held on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Unity of Fairfax is a member of Unity Worldwide Ministries and is affiliated with Unity World Headquarters, which publishes the well-known magazine, Daily Word. Visit www.unityoffairfax.org for information and to watch live-streamed services on Sunday.