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Find peace at St. Pat’s labyrinth in Incline Village

Rev. Clare C. Novak
Special to the Bonanza

The stone labyrinth is located at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (341 Village Blvd., Incline Village).

Sometime this summer, you may find yourself searching: for an answer, a path forward, a place of rest and gratitude.

Come look for the white Peace Pole at the end of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church parking lot (341 Village Blvd., Incline Village). It marks the entrance to our stone labyrinth — there for your discovery.

Walking the labyrinth

The labyrinth is a divine imprint found in various forms in all religious traditions worldwide. There are no tricks to it, no dead ends. It leads in to center and out again on the same path. It is a guided meditation.

Three stages of the walk

Each time you walk the labyrinth, you become more empowered to follow your soul's path in the world:

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Releasing, on your way in: A letting go of the details of your life, shedding thoughts and distractions. A time to open the heart and slow down.

Receiving, in the center: A place of meditation and prayer, for as long as you like. A place of rest, to receive what is there for you to receive.

Returning, on your way out: A reconnection with your purpose and the healing forces at work in the world.

Guidelines for the walk

Quiet your mind and become aware of your breath. Allow yourself to find the pace your body wants to go. Do what feels natural. Open your heart to receive peace and possibility on your own sacred path.

Discovery Days

Drop in to our weekly Meditation Circle on Wednesdays, Aug. 10 and 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for a special introduction to walking meditation— including a labyrinth walk together. Bring guests and neighbors. This is the perfect season for walking in peace!

Rev. Clare C. Novak is an interspiritual counselor, group leader and member of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church (revclarenovak@gmail.com). St. Pat's Sunday services are at 8 am and 10 am, 341 Village Blvd., with The Rev. John C. Seville presiding. Visit TahoeEpiscopal.org to learn more.