Inspiring Sanctuaries

Sanctuaries, churches, temples, mosques, synagogues - what do these places have in common? While they are all sites of worship, devotion, and refuge, they are also places where significant personal change can occur. In these locations, one feels physically, mentally and emotionally impacted. From the words spoken inside to the art on the walls, these sanctuaries invite you to come inside and undergo personal change. Sometimes this change may influence you throughout your day, other times, the change undergone in such a sanctuary is so impactful, it can last a lifetime. While everyone has that local sanctuary that provides them with peace, resolution and transformation, these are 10 sanctuaries that inspire us worldwide.

Church of the Assumption, Lake Bled, Slovenia

Church of the Assumption, Lake Bled, Slovenia

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morrocco

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morrocco

Grand Choral Synagogue, Russia

Grand Choral Synagogue, Russia

Church of St. George, Lalibela, Ethiopia

Church of St. George, Lalibela, Ethiopia

The Harmandir Sahib, Punjab, India

The Harmandir Sahib, Punjab, India

Church of San Andres Xecul, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Church of San Andres Xecul, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Nasir al-Molk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

Nasir al-Molk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

The New Synagogue, Germany

The New Synagogue, Germany

The Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Germany

The Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Germany

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Posted on April 19, 2017 and filed under Words of Wisdom, Mindfulness, Lifestyle, Inspiration.