The next walk will be at 9am Sunday 1st November, led by Elizabeth MacGregor.
Facilitated group walks have now resumed at the Centennial Park Labyrinth at 9am on the first Sunday of every month. If you don’t feel ready for group walks, the labyrinth is still there for you. A place of refuge and sanctuary in complicated times. Use it as a contemplative tool to walk your way into the bigger picture, releasing anxieties on the way in, aligning with what truly matters as you pause in the centre, like a tuning fork between earth and sky, then following the path back out into the world, weaving into your awareness any insights or metaphors you may have noticed. Walking meditation helps us accept whatever is going on in our lives and that what’s in the way, usually is the way.
May you walk in peace
and know yourself
to be beloved on the earth,
held and blessed by all that is.
(With thanks to Gretchen Chapelle for this glorious image)
VERIDITAS FACILITATOR TRAINING
For the first time an Australian Facilitator, Christina Rowntree of Victoria will be presenting the Qualifying Workshop with Rev. Dr Lauren Artress; the next exciting step in the provision of Australian based Labyrinth Facilitator and Community Education. The Qualifying Workshop is a pre-requisite for Basic Facilitator training.
Christina recently attended a Basic Facilitator training on Zoom, with participants meeting for training from many continents. Her impressions of the training are encouraging: “I appreciated the skilful use of Zoom technology with plenty of group interaction in whole, and small groups, and opportunities for individuals to ask questions and share experiences. Lauren Artress leads participants through the art and ritual of labyrinth facilitation with humour and ease. Video and still, images inspire; music supports the learning. Design and construction of labyrinths and their history give greater insight and depth.”
The Veriditas partnership with ALN, a decade in the making, provides a 15% discount off the training fees for Australians and New Zealanders. The ALN Council is offering both Members and Non-Members this generous discount and in doing so encourages support of this significant work through its membership fees. We encourage those registering to subscribe to the ALN newsletter.
In addition to our regular monthly walks, Sydney Labyrinth are now offering walks to mark the Solstice at the earlier times of 7am in Summer and 8am in Winter, when the park is even more peaceful. These misty morning meanders are the perfect opportunity for you to quiet your mind, listen to your heart and clarify intentions for your path.
Come and experience the profound metaphor of the labyrinth in a group setting. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the labyrinth and to remind yourself what it is to simply be in community in a gentle, peaceful way. Sydney Labyrinth events are free and open to all. The labyrinth is on Dickens Drive. Go to the location page for directions and sign up to our newsletter to receive updates about all labyrinth events.
FACILITATORS FOR MONTHLY WALKS IN CENTENNIAL PARK
- Sun 5th July: Erica Webber
- Sun 2nd Aug: Elizabeth Macgregor
- Sun 6th Sept: Annalise Thomas
- Sun 4th Oct: Elizabeth Lee
- Sun 1st Nov: Elizabeth Macgregor
- Sun 6th Dec: Heather Middleton
- Sun 20th Dec: Summer Solstice @ 7am with Desiree DeKlerk