Place for meditation ready for inauguration Monday

Ministerio de Cultura photo The meditation area, called the labyrinth of water, features a fountain in the center.

Fátima de Desamparados will have a new space for residents to reflect and meditate thanks to a water garden the culture ministry will inaugurate Monday.

The new garden is called “Labyrinth of Water”and will be in the Parque La Libertad. It was constructed using a design of concentric geometry that extends 150 linear meters. There is a meditation area and a water fountain is the central focus, a release said.

The water from the fountain is pure spring water from the eastern hill of Parque La Libertad that will be used for irrigation.

“It is a space of peace and tranquility, surrounded by gardens,” said Dora María Sequeira, park director. “It is a very beautiful place to sit a while and think and enjoy the nature that surrounds us, with the exciting sound of water.”

According to Ms. Sequeira, the idea for a meditation garden came from the culture minister, Manuel Obregón. Architect Ronald Esquivel, who has designed many of the mazes in Costa Rica, drew out plans for this project and chose the water theme.

“This type of space provides a concentrated energy which favors the feeling of personal space that is safe and free of externalities,” said the park release.

The inaugural ceremony Monday will feature music from singer Marianela Ortiz as well as an aerial dance by Danzaire. It begins at 11 a.m. in Parque La Libertad. Entrance is free.

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