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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 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Solstice Labyrinth: Sunday June 23, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 14:30 pm, 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.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My labyrinth design for a Man Hole Cover . . . . please vote for my design



I have entered a labyrinth design into a competition for man hole covers. The competition has a 'Peoples Choice Award.' 

Please vote for my design at this link:

http://ironcladart.ca/view/?ID=642

I am indebted to you for your support - Blessings.



Friday, May 3, 2013

Labyrinth Event: Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 3 to 5 pm at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC, Canada.



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 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Labyrinth event: Sunday April 28, 2013 from 3 to 5 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

I will be shifting the location of the labyrinth from Sunset Beach to Spanish Banks. 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 


Friday, March 8, 2013

Equinox Labyrinth: Sunday March 17, 2013 from 4 to 6 pm, English Bay, Vancouver BC.


Cost: by donation

For directions click on the following link and read the 'Location' paragraph:
http://walkingalabyrinth.blogspot.ca/2012/12/winter-solstice-december-21-2012-from_3.html
The above picture shows the labyrinth location - which is near the Aquatic Centre in downtown Vancouver.
In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to Mother Earth such as flowers, coffee beans, etc



Saturday, February 23, 2013

Four Day Labyrinth Event, March 8-11, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209


I am posting this information for friends who are hosting a labyrinth event in Portland, Oregon. Please contact Christiana directly if you need more information.



Contact: Christiana Brinton,
Trinity Labyrinth Guild Member and Veriditas Pacific Northwest Regional Representative 
christianatb@gmail.com or 503-502-3178
What:  Four Day Labyrinth Event
Co-Sponsors:  Trinity Cathedral Labyrinth Guild and Veriditas
When:  March 8-11
Where: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147  NW 19th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209




FOUR DAY LABYRINTH EVENT IN PORTLAND


Finding Center: Using the Labyrinth for Integration and Balance is the theme of a four day labyrinth event March 8-11.  Sponsored by the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Labyrinth Guild and held at the cathedral, three varied programs feature labyrinth expert and master teacher Jo Ann Mast of Boulder, Colorado.  

On Friday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m. Mast will present a public lecture discussing current neuroscientific research revealing a host of positive brain and nervous system changes such as the balancing effect meditative labyrinth walking has on the human nervous system.  Admission to the lecture is $10.

Mast will facilitate an experiential workshop using body movement and various labyrinth patterns to achieve personal centering and balance on Saturday, March 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Registration is required for the Saturday workshop, which includes lunch.  For registration and additional information refer to veriditas.org/calendar.


An opportunity for further engagement with the labyrinth will be presented in an advanced two day training for those wishing to become labyrinth facilitators. The training will be held on Sunday, March 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Monday, March 11th  from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The workshop will prepare participants to introduce others to the labyrinth and to facilitate labyrinth events in a multitude of settings. Tuition for this event includes refreshments and meals. To register, see www.veriditas.org/calendar.

Guest presenter Jo Ann Mast is associated with Veriditas, a non-profit labyrinth organization founded by the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress. The mission of Veriditas is to connect people to the labyrinth through workshops, retreats and pilgrimages.  Mast is the first Veriditas master teacher certified to teach the organization’s exclusive educational programs. Her activities include lectures and consultations with faith communities, universities, seminaries, hospitals, and community organizations of all kinds in both the U.S. and Canada.   

Labyrinth walking at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral began in early 1997 when a canvas labyrinth was acquired. Two years later the current inlaid labyrinth of native woods was installed in the floor of Kempton Hall.  It is one of a handful of inlaid wood labyrinths in the world.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Labyrinth Event: Sunday February 17, 2013 from 5 to 7 pm English Bay Vancouver BC.


Cost: by donation



For directions click on the following link and read the 'Location' paragraph:
http://walkingalabyrinth.blogspot.ca/2012/12/winter-solstice-december-21-2012-from_3.html

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


I will be outlining the labyrinth with LED lights so it will be visible from a distance and hopefully will make it easier to find.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Labyrinth Event: Saturday January 19, 2013 in English Bay, Vancouver BC from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm.




Happy New Year Labyrinth enthusiasts!

This labyrinth event is, again, going to be held in the evening because the tide is low at that time of the day. Fortunately, however, the beach is well lit by the city lights. Like the picture above, I will be outlining the labyrinth with LED lights so it will be visible from a distance and hopefully will make it easier to find.

Cost: by donation
Please dress for the weather.

Cut and paste the link below for directions to the labyrinth location:

http://walkingalabyrinth.blogspot.ca/2012/12/winter-solstice-december-21-2012-from_3.html

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

Life is insecurity.
Each moment is a move into more and more insecurity.
It is a gamble.
One never knows what is going to happen.
And it is beautiful that one never knows.
If it was predictable, life would not be worth living.
If everything was as you would like it to be, and everything was certain, you would not be a man at all, you would be a machine.

Osho


If you have questions, please email me: walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The setting for the Winter Solstice Labyrinth 2012, Vancouver BC at 8:00 pm


The Labyrinth is at the bottom of the picture and is outlined in a circle of lights. 
Thank you Lori for helping create this labyrinth.



  • The Hemispheres
  • Leave the familiar for a while.
  • Let your senses and bodies stretch out
  • Like a welcomed season
  • Onto the meadows and shores and hills.
  • Open up to the Roof.
  • Make a new water-mark on your excitement
  • And love.
  • Like a blooming night flower,
  • Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
  • And giving
  • Upon our intimate assembly.
  • Change rooms in your mind for a day.
  • All the hemispheres in existence
  • Lie beside an equator
  • In your heart.
  • Greet Yourself
  • In your thousand other forms
  • As you mount the hidden tide and travel
  • Back home.
  • All the hemispheres in heaven
  • Are sitting around a fire
  • Chatting
  • While stitching themselves together
  • Into the Great Circle inside of
  • You.

Hafez

Monday, December 3, 2012

Winter Solstice Labyrinth, Friday December 21, 2012 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Introduction

This event will be held in the evening between 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm because the tide is low during that part of the day. So the walk will be held at night, however, the beach is lit by the lights of the city. 
Remember to dress for the weather.

Location

First, find the Sunset Beach Cafe which is on English Bay in Vancouver, at 1204 Beach Avenue and is down the hill from the corner of 1100 Beach Avenue and 1400 Bute Street. Make your way to the walking path on the south side or ocean side of the Beach Cafe. Facing the water, the Burrard Street Bridge will be on your left. Walk toward the bridge and the fenced area of the parking lot until you reach a light on your left and the 'No Dogs Permitted on the Beach' sign on your right. The labyrinth will be on the beach where the land slopes toward the water, behind the sign. The picture above shows the exact location of this event.

(Please see the pictures below the poem which, hopefully, will help you find the labyrinth)



  • The Hemispheres

  • Leave the familiar for a while.
  • Let your senses and bodies stretch out
  • Like a welcomed season
  • Onto the meadows and shores and hills.
  • Open up to the Roof.
  • Make a new water-mark on your excitement
  • And love.
  • Like a blooming night flower,
  • Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
  • And giving
  • Upon our intimate assembly.
  • Change rooms in your mind for a day.
  • All the hemispheres in existence
  • Lie beside an equator
  • In your heart.
  • Greet Yourself
  • In your thousand other forms
  • As you mount the hidden tide and travel
  • Back home.
  • All the hemispheres in heaven
  • Are sitting around a fire
  • Chatting
  • While stitching themselves together
  • Into the Great Circle inside of
  • You.

Hafez


Cost

This is a by donation event.

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










Saturday, September 22, 2012

Labyrinth Event: Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 12 noon to 2 pm at Spanish Banks.





The low tide time is shifting as the axis of the earth changes. So this labyrinth event will be the last one occurring during day time hours for some time.
I have chosen another verse from Rumi for the focus of this walk:

"There is an original inside me."


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

Remember to dress for the weather and to cross shallow tide pools. Also this event is away from the main part of the beach, so those with mobility concerns will need to plan for their barriers.

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

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

Monday, September 3, 2012

Equinox Labyrinth: September 15, 2012 from 12pm to 2 pm at Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC.




 "Let's try a dumb experiment."

Autumn Equinox is a liminal time, a time 'betwixt and between' summer and fall: a time to recall, reflect and reframe.

In the natural world, fall is the season to harvest. 

Thus, Autumn Equinox is a time to harvest the productive, to remove the kernel of the truth of our experiences, to challenge the false to drop away and to reframe our future.

Victor W Turner describes liminality as "a storehouse  of possibilities . . ."

For those of you who want to participate in a liminal ritual of harvesting the possibilities at this time in your life, "Let's try a dumb experiment."

By walking a labyrinth and using poetry and mandala building, this ritual is about harvesting ALL that the Universe is offering you.

Donation of $10.00 for this ritual. Please email me with your questions and for further instructions: walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com


Please note: There will be no charge for walking the labyrinth and not participating in this ritual.

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


Remember to dress for the weather and to cross shallow tide pools. Also this event is away from the main part of the beach, so those with mobility concerns will need to plan for their barriers.

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

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









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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