Augustana’s Labyrinth and Healing Garden are located in the wooded area on Augustana’s south lawn. The Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool used for walking meditation/prayer. It is a way to quiet our minds, center our thoughts, and shut out the distractions of our busy lives. You are encouraged to follow the path to the center, letting go of daily struggles, worries, and fears as you walk. Some who walk the Labyrinth find joy, others discover comfort from grief or relief from stress, while others use it as a prayer tool to communicate with God.
The Healing Garden is a unique environment of beauty, silence, and serenity that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit. It is a place to think, pray, grieve, hope, give thanks, and to remember.