The heart of our campus, this open glass and stone structure is where we hold our daily prayers. The space is available for groups of 30 or less who wish to use it for their own spiritual practices.
The Meditation Space was a gift from the John M. Lloyd Foundation.
The Meditation Space was completed in 2001 and dedicated to the memory of John Musser Lloyd (1949-1991). The following reflections were written by Cobbie Palm.
Throughout an all too brief life, John Lloyd was on a spiritual journey. This journey led him to explore the many religious traditions of the world. Respectful and open to the diversity of religious truth, in his person, we find the coming together of the meditative traditions of the East with the prayerful traditions of the West.
The square edifice set upon a round foundation symbolically represents the coming together of heaven and earth. In Eastern spirituality, earth is traditionally symbolized by a square and heaven by a circle.
The prevalent stone, the expanse of the glass walls, the sound of dancing water, the flicker of fire incorporated into the design draw upon the valued spiritual elements of earth, wind, water, and fire. These elements are foundational in the religious traditions of both East and West.
The soft and feathered wood trellis reflects the gentleness and strength necessary in bringing spiritual unity and balance to difference and diversity, as John sought to achieve throughout his life.