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Welcome to the labyrinth newsletter. The labyrinths we tend and coordinate events around are locate on the grounds of the Unitarian Centre at 49th & Oak in South Vancouver.
We hope you enjoy reading about the labyrinth events and news and that we'll meet in person soon. The labyrinths are available 24/7 for your pleasure. Please drop by and enjoy a meditative walk in the midst of the city.
To learn more about our labyrinths please click here.

Mary Bennett for the South Vancouver Labyrinths

Recent News

Herbal Tea from the Gardens

From World Labyrinth Day (May 2018), photos of Sandy serving her herbal teas to an enthusiastic group. Sandy makes a ginger-sugar syrup and uses a special apple mint for the tea. Recipes for teas From Sandy Riecken Ginger syrup recipe – makes 1 litre/ quart ¼ cup cane sugar 3 ¾ cups water 1/3 c. (approx.) thin sliced fresh ginger …
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Herbs and Four Directions

Altar set up for a summer solstice celebration with noisemakers, colours and herbs representing the four directions/ elements. In our earth spirit gatherings, we call the four directions (or elements)--a metaphor for bringing into our awareness various qualities that provide balance in our lives and relationships. We will celebrate summer solstice on the garden path labyrinth with a ritual starting …
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The Garden Path and Courtyard Labyrinths in June

Thanks to Keith Wilkinson for these photos of the labyrinths taken Sunday, June 10, 2018. Courtyard Labyrinth Sunday morning. We often paint rocks at GLAD, Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance. Start from the doors that open from Hewett Centre. Walk on the grey to the centre and back.. Penguins on the labyrinth! Feel free to pick calendula. It just …
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Upcoming Special Events

To see all events at the Unitarian Centre go here.

Summer Solstice Ritual, Herbal Tea, Plant Swap and Labyrinth Walk

Celebrate Litha (Summer Solstice) SPECIAL EVENT  Sunday, June 17  2:30 – 4 pm Summer Solstice on the Labyrinth Herbal Teas, Plant Swap, Labyrinth Walk FREE! All welcome for a seasonal ritual celebrating the return of summer. We welcome friends and neighbours to share plants on our Garden Path labyrinth. Bring something to swap—or just bring yourself. We are especially wanting …
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GLAD June - Summer Solstice

GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth, Art and Dance - June 21 11 am - 1 pm Coordinators: Mairy and Mary (Darlene not available this month) sponsored by the Earth Spirit /Pagan Committee Join us for a meditative and creative daytime experience every 3rd Thursday. Usually the sequence is like this: 11 - 11:45 - gathering and circle dancing 11:45 - 12 noon …
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Labyrinth Team

Please say "hello" to some of the people who work on the labyrinths and coordinate events.

Join the Team

You are invited to join our team to help out. The key need is for people to help host at our special events including publicizing events (poster drop-off, facebook etc.); setting-up (arranging furniture; preparing the labyrinths;); welcoming visitors (sharing knowledge; teaching how to draw labyrinths; answering questions) and ... all help is welcome. If you have ideas, please share them with us!

Sandy Riecken

My introduction to the Labyrinth was when I attended a Vancouver Island Unitarian Women’s weekend gathering at the Bethlehem Retreat Centre near Nanaimo. The Sisters of St. Anne who ran the centre had created the labyrinth a few years earlier. The first Unitarian group I connected with was in the community where I was raised. My daughter was about five …
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