A labyrinth is a single path that leads to a center. It is an ancient tool for reflection
and prayer in which a person walks from the entrance to the center and then returns
once again to the beginning. It provides an opportunity for personal, spiritual, or
psychological centering and transformation. Juniata College has two labyrinths, a
permanent outdoor labyrinth in front of Beeghly Library and a canvas labyrinth that
is set out for use by the Juniata community approximately monthly in the Sill Boardroom.
- The Library Labyrinth - The Class of 2009 gifted the college with a study circle made up of two benches
and a 24 foot labyrinth that is always available for use by all members of the Juniata
community. The labyrinth is a Chartres replica design with 5 circuits.
- Canvas Labyrinth - The college owns a 32 foot Chartres replica design labyrinth painted on canvas
which the Campus Ministry Office places in the Sill Boardroom approximately once a
month for people to walk. This labyrinth experience typically follows some theme
related to a holiday or other special event and is advertised through the college
announcements and other means. It is also available for use by groups on other occasions
by contacting the Campus Ministry Office by email or calling 814-641-3361.