Outdoor Sacred Spaces
Unity Center of Peace is blessed to be located on 6 acres of land in the Carolina North Forest. On our land we have created three distinct Sacred Spaces that connect with each other. These spaces are open and available for anyone to walk, meditate, and engage in personal spiritual ritual any time of day. These spaces are our gift to the community.
Surrounding the Unity Center of Peace campus, these sacred spaces allow you to be outdoors while you connect and center yourself. They are open to the public to use, enjoy, and strengthen their own spiritual paths. Posted instructions allow people to go and discover at their own pace.
Open from dawn until dusk.
If you would like to host a sacred service or group ritual in any of our spaces, please let us know in advance and we will be happy to support your efforts.
For ongoing updates on events happening in our Outdoor Sacred Spaces (OSS) visit and join our OSS Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ucpoutdoorsacredspaces/
We have many beautiful and sacred events happening in our Outdoor Sacred Spaces throughout the year.
Sacred Gathering Stump
The Serenity Trail
The Serenity Trail is a meditation path through the woods adjoining Unity Center of Peace. Connecting the Spiral Labyrinth and the Medicine Wheel, its purpose is to guide people into greater connection with their inner selves, the natural world, and the universal spirit that exists everywhere. Stations are positioned along the trail where you can stop, read instructions for a meditative activity, and then do the activity and notice how this increases your sense of serenity, peacefulness, and other positive feelings. As you walk along the Trail you will also see statues of some of our Master Teachers.
Honoring those who have inhabited this land before us, the Medicine Wheel has been used by generations of indigenous people as a means of teaching, meditation, prayer, healing and celebration. Participants circle around the wheel, made from select stones, in the sun direction (clockwise). The center of the Medicine Wheel represents "The Great Mystery" or Creator. The Wheel embodies a reverence for the Four Cardinal Directions (see below) which align with the forces of nature.
The symbol of the wheel denotes a relationship with nature that teaches about the cycles of life, connections to our ancestors, and the realization that "we are one."
The Spiral Labyrinth copies one of the most ancient geometric symbols– the spiral. This geometrical pattern appears on ancient Egyptian temples as well as Celtic monuments; in nature, the spiral pattern appears in plants, on certain seashells and, most significant of all, it is the design of our galaxy.