The next Group Walk will be at 9.30am on Sunday 4th September

Join us at 9.30am Sunday 4th September at the Centennial Park Labyrinth for our regular monthly walk which will be led this time by Heather Middleton, an ex-academic who offers teaching enhancement training for those working in spiritual development. Heather is also a regular presenter on Fine Music FM. These events are free and open to all. The labyrinth is on Dickens Drive. Please see Location page for exact directions

Labyrinth Summer School in Sydney

BIG NEWS!  Veriditas is coming to Sydney for a Labyrinth Summer School from Monday 16th – Saturday 21st January 2017 at Peter Canisius House in Pymble. Submerge yourself in the world of labyrinths with Lauren Artress and Lars Howlett offering a potpourri of experiences designed to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about walking and building labyrinths – all in one inspiring week!

To register for the whole-week discount go to:https://www.veriditas.org/event-2204977 

1. Labyrinth Workshop with Lauren Artress: 16th Jan 2017
An introductory workshop for anyone interested in beginning or renewing their connection to the labyrinth.  Lauren is the visionary who began the global labyrinth movement 20 years ago in the US. To register: http://www.veriditas.org/event-2205002

2. Facilitator Training with Lauren Artress: 17th/18th Jan 2017
Learn how to introduce others to the labyrinth in a variety of settings. The training addresses both meditative walking and ceremonial use. Veriditas has trained more than 3000 labyrinth facilitators around the world – therapists, doctors, clergy, artists and labyrinth enthusiasts who simply want to deepen their understanding of the labyrinth. To register:http://www.veriditas.org/event-2205009

3. Labyrinth Design and Drawing with Lars Howlett: 19th Jan 2017
Learn the art of sacred geometry from Classical seed patterns to the elegant symmetry and symbolism of the Chartres labyrinth in a one-day workshop offered by professional labyrinth builder, Lars Howlett. To register:http://www.veriditas.org/event-2205017

4. Labyrinth Materials and Construction with Lars Howlett: 20th/21st Jan 2017
Do you dream of building a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, professional labyrinth builder, Lars Howlett will lead you in the creation of walkable Classical, Chartres, and modified Contemporary Labyrinths.  To register:http://www.veriditas.org/event-2205029

5. We’re also thrilled to announce an AMAZING OPPORTUNITY for anyone planning to create a labyrinth in Sydney. Lars Howlett will be available for labyrinth consultation, installation and photography the week before or after the Summer School. Check out his magnificent work at Discover Labyrinths and contact him direct.

Labyrinth Events 2016

Regular group labyrinth walks are held at the Centennial Park Labyrinth at 9.30am on the first Sunday of every month. Come and experience the powerful metaphor of the labyrinth in a group setting. Its an opportunity to learn more about the labyrinth from a Veriditas trained facilitator and to remind yourself what it is to simply be in community in a peaceful, harmonious way. These events are free and open to all. The next Veriditas labyrinth facilitator training with Lauren Artress in Sydney will be in January 2017. Sign up to our newsletter to receive information about all labyrinth events. The labyrinth is on Dickens Drive but is not signposted within the park. Please check the location page for directions. 

Labyrinth Facilitators

  • Sun 3rd January: Erica Webber
  • Sun 7th February: Margaret Rainbird
  • Sun  6th March:  Maja Skrlj-Tufegdzic
  • Sun 3rd April: Desiree DeKlerk
  • Sun 1st May: Joan Harcourt
  • Sat 7th May: Maja Skrlj-Tufegdzic – World Labyrinth Day
  • Sun 5th June: Wendy Rose-Williams
  • Sun 3rd July: Karen Quant
  • Sun 7th August: Margaret Rainbird
  • Sun 4th September: Heather Middleton
  • Sun 2nd October: Maja Skrlj-Tufegdzic
  • Sun 6th November: Erica Webber
  • Sun 4th December: Sally Longley

Lauren Artress in Sydney

The woman who kick started the global labyrinth movement 20 years ago, Rev Dr Lauren Artress was in Sydney to train 30 new labyrinth facilitators. On Sunday 1st Feb she was guest of honour at the Dedication of the Labyrinth which included the beautiful music of Corrina Bonshek which is now available online.

Lauren Artress

To find out more about Lauren’s work with labyrinths around the world go to  www.veriditas.org.  Her much loved book is called “Walking A Sacred Path – Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice” and is available on Amazon

Simple guide to walking the labyrinth:

There’s really no right way or wrong way to walk a labyrinth, but generally speaking there are three phases:

1. Releasing on the way in – letting go of what no longer serves.
2. Receiving a sense of peace and calm as you pause in the centre.
3. Resolving to engage with the world in a new way as you follow the same path back out.

To prepare, you may want to sit quietly and reflect before walking the labyrinth. Some people come with questions, others just to slow down and take time out from a busy life. Some come to find the strength to take the next step during times of grief and loss. Its winding path becomes a metaphor for our journey and where we find ourselves on our path. If someone is walking more slowly than you, feel free to overtake (easier at the turns). The labyrinth is all about flow and acceptance. As Ram Dass says, “We are all really just walking each other home.”

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ABC Radio National Interview

ABC Radio National program about the construction of the labyrinth in Centennial Park, featuring Emily Simpson, William Zuccon (Architect) and Darren Finlayson (Stonemason). It was broadcast on 1st November and is now available online: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/it-is-solved-by-walking/5840076  or you can read a comprehensive article by Ann Jones:  http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/walking-sydneys-parkland-labyrinth/5847518

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Lauren Artress in Sydney – Jan 2015

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Want to learn more about the labyrinth? The woman who kick started the global labyrinth movement 20 years ago, Rev Dr Lauren Artress is coming to Sydney to speak and teach in January 2015. Whether you want to bring the labyrinth to your community or simply deepen your understanding of it, then this is a rare opportunity.

The lecture will be held at the Paddington Uniting Church, 395 Oxford St, Paddington and the workshop and Facilitator Training will be held at Moore Park Golf Club. Lauren will also be holding a special dedication of the Centennial Park labyrinth on the evening of Sunday 1st February. All welcome. To find out more about her work with labyrinths around the world go to www.veriditas.org.  Her book is called “Walking A Sacred Path – Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice” and is available on Amazon

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and if you have any questions please contact Emily Simpson