Hendrix Labyrinth

"It is solved by walking."
      -Saint Augustine

Labyrinth
Photo by Nicholas Pippins
Class of 2007

"We in higher education, especially here at Hendrix, believe that education is about the whole person: it's the mind, it's the body and it's the spiritual." President J. Timothy Cloyd

Inspired by Nicholas Pippins’ Hendrix Odyssey project, the Hendrix labyrinth was dedicated in November 2007. The structure is a “Petite Chartres” labyrinth, modeled upon the labyrinth in the Chartres Cathedral, a Christian pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages.  The Hendrix labyrinth is a place of calm where guests can meditatively and prayerfully reflect upon their own lives as they follow the twists and turns they travel.  Walking the labyrinth is a spiritual discipline that encourages discernment and self-reflection.  As St. Augustine wrote in the 5th century, “It is solved by walking,” and indeed life’s problems can be reflected upon and resolved while quietly walking the labyrinth path.