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Welcome to our labyrinth newsletter.
The two labyrinths we tend and coordinate events around are located on the grounds of the Unitarian Centre at 49th & Oak in Oakridge, 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. We welcome participation from neighbours and friends. Just drop a note to unitarianlabyrinth@gmail.com if you have questions, would like to help tend the labyrinths or have an idea for a labyrinth event. To learn more about our labyrinths please click here.

Mary Bennett for the Vancouver Unitarian Labyrinths

Recent News

A wish list for our labyrinths for 2039 or earlier

Here is Mary's wish list for our labyrinths for 2039 (or sooner) from her homily presented July 7th. I have a wish list for the future of our labyrinths. I wish there was a big welcoming sign giving the basics of how and why to walk a labyrinth. I wish more neighbours would regularly stop by to walk the labyrinth …
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A wish list for our labyrinths for 2039 or earlier

Labyrinth Rabbit Hole

Labyrinth Rabbit Hole
Curious about labyrinths? Here are some of the links that Mary Bennett referred to at the service on July 9th about labyrinths and related ideas like eco-philosophy (or ecosophy) and gardening to live to be 100. Come down the rabbit hole (Maze?) to learn more about labyrinths! Some references UCV labyrinth web page vancouverunitarians.ca/labyrinth Lauren Artress https://www.laurenartress.com/ St. Paul's Labyrinth …
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World Circle Dance Day 2019

On July 7th, 12 of us gathered to dance the three link-up dances that were being danced around the world. World Circle Dance Day coincides with the final day of the annual sacred circle dance festival at Findhorn, Scotland, where this version of circle dance originated over 40 years ago. After emailing our photo, I received this update from the …
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World Circle Dance Day 2019

Upcoming Labyrinth and Earth Spirit Events

To see all events at the Unitarian Centre go here.

GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth (and Lavender), Art and Dance

Join us for a meditative and creative daytime experience on Thursday, July 18, 1-3pm. The lavender is in flower so we will do some nature art with herbs. Come and make a lavender wand or just pick some flowers to enjoy. Usually the sequence is like this: 11 - 11:15 - gathering and art 11:15 - 12:30 - circle dancing …
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GLAD Gathering for Labyrinth (and Lavender), Art and Dance

Circle dance with earth spirit ritual - Earth My Body

Circle dance with earth spirit ritual - Earth My Body
For our first summertime Earth Spirit ritual with circle dance, we are inspired by the chant: Earth My Body. Mairy and Mary are offering a summertime circle dance combined with pagan ritual on the last Tuesday of July and August. For the July gathering, we will honour the earth and our bodies and the connection between them. Summer is a …
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Earth Spirit Circle August

Join us on Tuesday, August 6th for our regular monthly earth spirit circle. It is open to all. Come and celebrate the turning of the seasons and honour our own life forces. All welcome--whether Unitarian, pagan, or pagan-curious! Leadership and other roles rotate. If you become a regular, you will be part of the team who organize, set up, cleanup …
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Earth Spirit Circle August

Related Worship Services/ Sunday Mornings

Upcoming Sunday Worship Service July 28 with Sheila Langston.
See below for podcast from Labyrinth or Maze? by Mary Bennett and Karen Bartlett.
Services run through the summer, indeed every Sunday through the year.
You would likely meet some other kindred souls if you come a bit early and walk the labyrinths!
Save the date: Many Unitarians consider environmental activism part of their spiritual practice. Watch for a worship service on the Green New Deal coming on Sunday, August 11th.

We Have Come To Be Danced

This body. Your body. Your particular body. All that this body has lived through, endured, loved - every breath, every beat of the heart - is a dance. We will listen together to what our bodies have to say, and allow it to expand, to speak, to express itself through movement and music. From wheelchairs, from standing, from sitting in …
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We Have Come To Be Danced

    Labyrinth or maze? Reflections 20 years later

    Karen Bartlett and Mary Bennett created a temporary labyrinth and led a worship service 20 years ago. Here, they reflect on their continuing interest, share the history of the two labyrinths on our site, and invite you to use labyrinths as meditation and as metaphor. Click here for the order of service and text of their talks.
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    Labyrinth or maze? Reflections 20 years later

    Join Our Labyrinth 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!
    Contact us: Questions about the labyrinths? Want to help out?
    contact unitarianlabyrinth@gmail.com
    More on the web at http://vancouverunitarians.ca/labyrinth

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