Families: Relaxing In A Labyrinth

Once trod by pilgrims in the Middle Ages, quiet circular walks are winning fans among today's frantic families

A little before sunset on a Friday evening, the sound of Brahms fills the cavernous First Presbyterian Church in New Canaan, Conn. Doron and Hilary Ben-Ami, with their two children Juliet, 12, and Jake, 9, are among several families walking--slowly, shoeless and single file--through an elaborate, 40-ft.-wide labyrinth, painted in purple and white on canvas. Doron is the first to the center, where he is joined by his wife and kids. They sit together for several long minutes in meditation, then get up and walk the pathway out. "It's really relaxing, and I also love the metaphor--it's like a walk of...

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