On June 20 the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority celebrated the opening of The Spirit of Silence, or Reflection Room, with an invocation ceremony and brief remarks. The airport says The Spirit of Silence is a serene place for travellers to contemplate, meditate or pray. It says the post-security location in Terminal 2, is a non-denominational space: “sensitive to the diversity of travellers and offers a calm respite before or after flights.”
Its creator, Seattle-based artist Norie Sato, said The Spirit of Silence takes inspiration from the: “undefinable and changing edge between water and sky, clear and opaque, organic and built.” It is said to be evocative of the San Diego environment and encourages visitors to sit with their thoughts, shielded from the busy airport experience outside.
The room is San Diego International Airport’s first meditation room.