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Take a Walk Toward Hope & Healing
The labyrinth at Johns Hopkins Bayview is a spiral walking course that leads into the center and back out. There are no dead ends or false turns.
It offers community members, patients, visitors and employees a peaceful, quiet and "healing" space. Labyrinths have served for thousands of years in many world cultures as symbols of hope, healing and spirit. Many who walk these paths say they discover a deep sense of peace.
The labyrinth, which is surrounded by a beautiful garden, is located between the John R. Burton Pavilion and the Francis Scott Key Pavilion. The healing garden and labyrinth serve people in many different ways. Families may visit the garden and walk the labyrinth while waiting for loved ones to come out of surgery. Staff may come during lunchtime to enjoy a few moments of relief from stress.
Our Labyrinth Story
In 2000, Johns Hopkins Bayview partnered with Nancy Romita and The Moving Company, and TKF Foundation of Annapolis to create a peaceful, meditative and healing space for everyone who visited our campus. The opening of the labyrinth was celebrated with an original, commissioned piece of music and dancing by Nancy Romita and The Moving Company.
Since its opening, several enhancements have been added to the labyrinth to provide a more peaceful experience. The peace pole is a handcrafted monument and symbol of peace. The word "peace" is written in many different languages. In 2011, a fountain was added to the labyrinth’s healing space to provide soothing sounds to all who visit.
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