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Peace and Blessings on your path.




Sunday, July 26, 2015

Labyrinth walk: Sunday August 16, 2015 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC, Canada

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” 


Pema Chodron


Cost: by donation.

For directions to the site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:


In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc. These will be used to create a mandala in the centre of the labyrinth



Reminder: 

You may need to cross shallow tide pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared and dress for the weather.



If you have any questions, please email me at:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com


P.S. I don't always check my email the morning of an event so consider contacting me a day or two before the 'walk.

Cancelation notice for today: Saturday July 26, 2015.

Cancelation notice for today
The forecast is calling for Showers at times heavy. Risk of thunderstorms.’ during the scheduled time of this event.  So I will not be drawing a labyrinth or hosting a 'walk' today.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Labyrinth walk: Sunday July 26, 2015 from 9 to 11 am at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC, Canada

May the roots of suffering diminish. 
May warfare, violence, neglect, indifference, and addiction also decrease.
May the wisdom and compassion of all beings increase, now and in the future.
May we clearly see all the barriers we erect between ourselves and others to be as insubstantial as our dreams.
May we appreciate the great perfection of all phenomena.
May we continue to open our hearts and minds, in order to work ceaselessly for the benefit of all beings.
May we go to the places that scare us.
May we lead the life of a warrior.” 

Pema Chodron, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times



Cost: by donation.

For directions to the site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:




Reminder:
You may need to cross shallow tide pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared and dress for the weather.

Note:
I have a deep yearning to draw a labyrinth at Spanish Banks, so I will be drawing this Sunday even if it is raining. Please come and walk if you can.

If you have any questions, please email me at:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

P.S. I don't always check my email the morning of an event so consider contacting me a day or two before the 'walk.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Cancelation notice for today: Saturday July 11, 2015.

Cancelation notice for today
The forecast is calling for showers during the scheduled time of this event.  So I will not be drawing a labyrinth or hosting a 'walk' today.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Labyrinth walk: Saturday July 11, 2015 from 9 to 11 am at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC, Canada

“Sometimes the one who is running from the Life/Death/Life nature insists on thinking of love as a boon only. Yet love in its fullest form is a series of deaths and rebirths. We let go of one phase, one aspect of love, and enter another. Passion dies and is brought back. Pain is chased away and surfaces another time. To love means to embrace and at the same time to withstand many endings, and many many beginnings- all in the same relationship.” 


Clarissa Pinkola Estes



For directions to the site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:





In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc. These will be used to create a mandala in the centre of the labyrinth



Reminders: 
1. You may need to cross shallow tide pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared and dress for the weather.
2. If rain might be in the forecast the day of this event, please check back for confirmation of the walk.

If you have any questions, please email me at:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com


P.S. I don't always check my email the morning of an event so consider contacting me a day or two before the 'walk.'

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Summer Solstice Labyrinth 'walk:' Sunday June 21, 2015 from 3:30 to 5:30 at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC Canada.

Solstice is an astronomical event 
It is a time or day 'betwixt and between' spring and summer 
Thus it is a liminal time or day 
So come to the beach and walk a labyrinth 
Betwixt and between the high and low water marks  
Experience Liminal time:
A ’storehouse of . . . (your) . . . possibilities’ are waiting for you.


For directions to the site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:



In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc. These will be used to create a mandala in the centre of the labyrinth


Reminders: 
1. You may need to cross shallow tide pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared and dress for the weather.
2. If rain might be in the forecast the day of this event, please check back for confirmation of the walk.

If you have any questions, please email me at:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

P.S. I don't always check my email the morning of an event so consider contacting me a day or two before the 'walk.'

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Labyrinth 'walk:' Saturday May 2, 2015 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Spanish Banks in Vancouver BC, Canada: World Labyrinth Day 2015

World Labyrinth Day 2015

Designated as "Walk as One at 1," World Labyrinth Day is an initiative by The Labyrinth Society that encourage people to participate in "a rolling wave of peaceful energy as the world turns . . ." by walking a labyrinth at 1:00 pm in their local time zone.



For the directions to the site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:



In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc




Reminders: 
1. You may need to cross shallow tide pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared and dress for the weather.
2. If rain might be in the forecast the day of this event, please check back for confirmation of the walk.

If you have any questions, please email me at:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com


P.S. I don't always check my email the morning of an event so consider contacting me a day or two before the 'walk.'

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CANCELED: Labyrinth Event: Sunday April 19th from 1 to 3 pm at Spanish Banks, Vancouver, BC

I am cancelling the labyrinth event scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday April 19th, 2015 from 1 to 3 pm at Spanish Banks, due to conflicting information about the recent oil spill in English Bay and the safety of the beach. The media is reporting that the beaches are safe right now, however, Vancouver Coastal Health website still advises caution about the area below the high tide line. Since I draw the labyrinth between the high and low tide line, I feel uncomfortable proceeding with this event. 

I am planning to draw next on Saturday May 2, 2015 and will host a labyrinth event from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on that day. This date corresponds with the Labyrinth Societies: World Labyrinth Day. Please see a link to their website on this Blog and come and walk with us.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Labyrinth Event: Sunday, April 19 from 1 to 3 pm at Spanish Banks, Vancouver, BC

Please note, I will not be drawing and hosting an event on April 5th.


Cost: by donation


For the directions to the site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:





In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc


Reminders: 
1. You may need to cross shallow tide pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared and dress for the weather.
2. If rain might be in the forecast the day of this event, please check back for confirmation of the walk.

If you have any questions, please email me at:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

P.S. I don't always check my email the morning of an event so consider contacting me a day or two before the 'walk.'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cancelation notice for today: Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Cancelation notice for today:
Sunday, March 22, 2015.

The forecast is calling for showers during the scheduled time of this event.  So I will not be drawing a labyrinth or hosting a 'walk' today.
I will be hosting my next labyrinth 'walk,'  Sunday April 5, 215 between 2 and 4 pm at Spanish Banks.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2 to 4 pm at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC Canada.

Cost: by donation

For the directions to the site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:




In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc


Reminder: you may need to cross shallow tide pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared and dress for the weather.

If you have any questions, please email me at:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

P.S. I don't always check my email the morning of an event so consider contacting me a day or two before the 'walk.'

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Labyrinth Event: Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 3 to 5 pm on Spanish Banks in Vancouver BC, Canada.

The forecast for next Sunday suggests the weather will be spring like, so I will draw out at Spanish Banks. Please come and walk! 

Cost: by donation


In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc



For the directions to that site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:




Reminder: you may need to cross shallow tides pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared and dress for the weather.

If you have any questions, please email me at:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Monday, February 2, 2015

Labyrinth Event: Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 3 to 5 pm Vancouver BC, Canada.


I have come to drag you out of yourself
and take you into my heart.
I have come to bring out the beauty
you never knew you had
and lift you like a prayer to the sky.
If no one can recognize you, I do
because you are my life & soul.
Don't run away; accept your wounds
and let bravery be your shield.
It takes a thousand stages
for the perfect being to evolve.
Every step of the way I will walk with you
and never leave you stranded.
Be patient; do not open the lid too soon.
Simmer away until you are ready.
In this game I make the rules.
I roll you like a ball
and chase you when I choose.
~ Rumi


I am undecided where I will draw a labyrinth for this event, however, the low tide time will shift soon and make it possible to draw in the afternoon. It may be on Sunset Beach in English Bay or on Spanish Banks, depending on the weather. While I do prefer to draw on Spanish Banks, it can be chilly to be out there during this time of the year.  So I will check the weather forecast around February 14th and if the forecast is calling for cooler weather, I will draw on Sunset Beach. Please check back after the 14th for confirmation of the location of the labyrinth if you would like to come and 'walk.'

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Equinox Labyrinth: Sunday September 21, 2014 from 11am to 1 pm, Spanish Banks Vancouver BC Canada.


Cost: by donation


In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc



For the directions to that site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:




Reminder: you may need to cross shallow tides pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared and dress for the weather.

If you have any questions, please email me at:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Labyrinth Event: Sunday August 24, 2014 from 12 noon to 2 pm at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC Canada

Three things differentiate living from the soul versus living from the ego only. They are: the ability to sense and learn new ways, the tenacity to ride a rough road, and the patience to learn deep love over time.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes


Cost: by donation

In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc




 For the directions to that site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:




Reminder: you may need to cross shallow tides pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Labyrinth Event: Saturday July 26, 2014 from 12 noon to 2 pm at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC Canada

Without a task that challenges, there can be no transformation. Without a task there can be no real sense of satisfaction. 
Clarissa Pinkola Estes



Cost: by donation

In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc



 For the directions to that site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:




Reminder: you may need to cross shallow tides pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Summer Solstice Labyrinth: Saturday June 21, 2014 from 9 to 11 am at Spanish Banks, Vancouver B.C., Canada.

Summer Solstice is a liminal day because it is a day 'betwixt and between' spring and summer. As such, it might be a day filled with 'fructile chaos, a storehouse of possibilities . . . (a day of) . . . new form(s) . . . (and) . . . gestation(s).' 


Cost: by donation

In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc





 For the directions to that site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:




Reminder: you may need to cross shallow tide pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared.


If you have any questions, please email me at:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Monday, April 21, 2014

World Labyrinth Day: Saturday May 3, 2014 at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC Canada from 2 to 4 pm.



Celebrate World Labyrinth Day: Saturday May 3, 2014 at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC Canada from 2 to 4 pm.

This event will coincide with The Labyrinth Society's annual World Labyrinth Day: 'Walk as One at 1pm.' (please note: 1 pm is not the time of the Vancouver event because the tide will not be low enough to host a walk at 1 pm).  

For more information about The Labyrinth Society please see the following link:

http://labyrinthsociety.org/world-labyrinth-day


Cost: by donation

In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc


 For the directions to that site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:




Reminder: you may need to cross shallow tides pools to arrive at the labyrinth location, so please come prepared.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Labyrinth Event: Friday April 18, 2014 from 2 to 4 pm at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC


Cost: by donation

In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc

 For the directions to that site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:




Reminder: you may need to cross shallow tides pools to arrive at the labyrinth location so come prepared.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Twilight Labyrinth: tomorrow February 22, 2014 at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC from 5 to 7pm.

I will be drawing tomorrow regardless of the weather. So please come  and experience the Liminal:


'a storehouse of possibilities' await you . . .





Beauty surrounds us,
but usually we need to be walking . . . to know it.
Rumi


Dress for the weather and to cross shallow tide pools

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Twilight Labyrinth: February 22, 2014 at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC from 5 to 7pm.

Beauty surrounds us,
but usually we need to be walking . . . to know it.
Rumi



Cost: by donation

In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Sacred in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc

 For the directions to that site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:

Also look for a circle of lights in the sand, they will surround the labyrinth.

Reminder: you may need to cross shallow tides pools to arrive at the labyrinth location so come prepared.


Because this labyrinth will materialize at twilight or while the sun is setting, this event will take place during liminal time, in a liminal space or zone: on the foreshore, between the near and backshore. This double liminality will offer you 'a storehouse of possibilities' which will affect your perceptions.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Labyrinth Event: Saturday, January 25, 2014 between 6 to 8 pm in English Bay, Vancouver BC.


Happy New Year Labyrinth Enthusiasts!

I will be drawing a labyrinth and hosting an event on January 25, 2014, 
at English Bay in Vancouver: on the Vancouver Aquatic Centre side of the Burrard Bridge beside the False Creek Ferries - as shown in the above picture.


Cost: by donation

In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to the Divine in Nature such as flowers, coffee beans, etc

 For the directions to this site, please see the previous post: 
Winter labyrinth location. 

(It may be dark out for this event so look for a circle of lights in the sand. They will surround the labyrinth just like those in the picture above)

Winter labyrinth location:


Find the Vancouver Aquatic Centre which is located at 1100 Beach Avenue and 1400 Thurlow Street
Next, find the path leading down toward water that is beside the Aquatic Centre and opposite the Burrard Street Bridge side of the Aquatic Centre. Follow that path toward the water and pedestrian path.
On your right, looking toward the Burrard Street Bridge and the False Creek Ferries will be an Information sign.
Proceed to the waters edges and look for the labyrinth.
See pictures below.








Saturday, August 3, 2013

Labyrinth Event: 'Sounding,' Sunday August 18, 2013 at Spanish Banks, Vancouver from 11am to 1 pm.


Cost: by donation

Come and join us as we find ways for our own vocal sounds to harmonize with the sound and landscapes around us.
At Spanish Banks we look to the mountains, the city, the forest and the sea for communication and inspiration. Sounding is a great way to send healing out into the world while giving to ourselves at the same time. No singing experience necessary — just bring the voice you have!

This event will be facilitated by Kira Van Deusen.

You can find out more about Kira by going to her web page:




If you like - and in the spirit of reciprocity - you can bring something to leave in the labyrinth as an offering. It should be something that will return easily to the elements. Shells, rocks and leaves can all be found nearby. Don't worry if you forget, there will be items at the event you can use.

Dress for the weather and to cross shallow tide pools.


Cut and paste the following link into your browser for directions to the labyrinth


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Labyrinth: Sunday July 21, 2013 from 11 am to 1:30 pm at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC


Cost: by donation

In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to Mother Earth such as flowers, coffee beans, etc

 For the directions to that site, cut and paste the following link into your browser:

http://walkingalabyrinth.blogspot.com/2011/02/spanish-banks-labyrinth-location.html 

Reminder: you will need to cross shallow tides pools to arrive at the labyrinth location.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Thank you!


Thank you to those who voted for my design in the Ironclad Art Manhole Cover Design Challenge . . . the design I submitted won a Peoples Choice Award because of your votes. Here is a link to the annoucement:

http://ironcladart.ca/top_designs.php

Blessings!

ps: see the design in the posting dated Tuesday May 28, 2013 

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This Blog is for people looking for an outdoor labyrinth to walk in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. These Events are outdoors, on the foreshore of the ocean, so they are weather permitting events. Please check my Blog for Event day confirmation when weather might be an issue. Walking a Labyrinth is like accepting an invitation to pray, meditate, contemplate, dream, celebrate or play; a place to find inspiration, satisfy a curiosity, examine metaphor, mythology or simply, a place to explore liminal space: a 'betwixt and between' place. . . Labyrinths are drawn on the foreshore, betwixt the nearshore and the backshore, between the low and high water marks to present liminal space as a physical location. Labyrinths may also be drawn during liminal time: dusk or dawn and/or solstice or equinox. Victor W Turner has described liminality as "a fructile chaos, a storehouse of possibilities, not a random assemblage but a striving after new forms and structures, a gestation process." My vision is that when you walk a labyrinth on the foreshore, you will access liminal space. For information please email: walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com