Living Labyrinth March 2018

Here are some recent photos of our labyrinth. Photo credit: Darlene Rainbow May 5th is World Labyrinth Day and that weekend is also Jane’s Walks (in honour of Jane Jacobs). We will celebrate both on Sunday, May 6th, with a labyrinth walk and workshop. Details will be posted when finalized. The labyrinths (yes, we have two) are there 24/7 – so you can drop by any time and have a pleasant walk by yourself or with a group. If you’d like to help support the labyrinth with time, funds or plants, contact the Labyrinth Team by email. Mairy and Mary will host a program for the kids in the First Sunday First Hour. All welcome. A grounds work party is hosted every month on the third Saturday from 9 am on. Patti provides snacks and advice if desired. If you can help tend the labyrinth at that time, just show … Continued

Snowdrops, Crocuses … and more in our Living Labyrinth

The snowdrops are up in our living labyrinth. The crocuses can’t be far behind. Photo from March, 2017. Thanks to new labyrinth volunteer, Vera Wojna, for tidying up the labyrinth for spring. Several bags and bins full of dried leaves have headed to the compost. Photo: Gail Stephan    More about our two labyrinths, click here. Watch for news about World Labyrinth Day at UCV. Attend our monthly program GLAD: Gathering for Labyrinth, Art & Dance Third Thursday 11am – 1 pm Check Event listings for theme and details. RSVP and questions – contact the team by email.          

Living Labyrinth Update August 2017

Our living labyrinth has been very thirsty in recent days. Without water for nearly a week, I found that the thing about plants growing long roots when you don’t water regularly really is true. I moved a few calendula seedlings and their root was very long, reaching (unsuccessfully) for a drink. Calendula There are calendula at all stages from full bloom (and seeds) down to tiny sprouts. The name calendula is related to the word calendar. Timed right for planting and without a really cold winter, we should have calendula blooms all year ’round. Feel free to pick flowers and put in salads or make a massage oil. The more the flowers are picked, the more they put out.   Hardy Perennials The cranesbill geranium are flourishing in this area. They’ve at least doubled since last year. As I was tending some areas that were crowded a few weeks ago, … Continued

Planted Labyrinth closeup Photos

Taking a walk on the planted labyrinth, you’ll see a lot more detail than the view from outside. Here’s what’s showing up on June 15, 2017.Thank you, Darlene, for enjoying walking the labyrinth in the rain in her bare feet and taking these photos as well. There are strawberries, lambs ears blossoms, geraniums, and the calendulas are just beginning.

Courtyard Labyrinth

Courtyard Labyrinth   When the courtyard paving needed replacing a team designed a labyrinth pattern. Walk on the grey pavers. Eventually we hope to have a bench in the centre and an inviting planted area.

Our Labyrinth in the News

Mary Bennett was interviewed by the Vancouver Courier in August, 2016 Meditative labyrinths come full circle in Vancouver Pat Johnson / Vancouver Courier AUGUST 30, 2016 11:54 AM There are two new labyrinths in town, thanks in part to Mary Bennett, who says that although walking a labyrinth can be a form of meditation, it’s also a process with a beginning, a middle and an end. Photograph By Dan Toulgoet From a distance, it can be weird to see people walking by themselves slowly in a circle. Up close, it can still look odd. But when you understand the intention of people pacing a labyrinth, it is charming and enticing. By definition, labyrinths can often be almost invisible. A new one at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver could be mistaken merely for a nice design in the paving stones of a courtyard. On the other hand, many are elaborate and … Continued