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Peace and Blessings on your path.




Monday, December 13, 2010

I will be leaving Vancouver Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

I will not be holding labyrinth events in or around Vancouver until I return. My timeline may keep me away until the middle of March 2011.
I wish the labyrinth enthusiast of Vancouver health and happiness on their paths.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Liminal time in Liminal space: dusk on the Foreshore at Sunset Beach, English Bay, Vancouver BC today.





. . . a photograph of the labyrinth walk today.

Dusk, sundown or twilight; the time 'betwixt and between' day and night: Liminal time.
The Foreshore on Sunset Beach; 'betwixt and between' the Nearshore and Backshore of Sunset Beach: Liminal space.
Intriguing aspects of the walk: a white, long stem, rose found beside the labyrinth which was not present before the labyrinth was drawn; a heart and the word 'Joy' found painted on rocks beside the labyrinth; and, a delivery person appearing and asking us if we ordered a pizza.

Liminality: a place to choose the chaos of the unconsciousness over the control of explanations and answers.

Labyrinth Event: Today, Saturday, December 11, 2010

This walk will happen during sunset which is approximately 4:00 pm, at Sunset Beach, in English Bay. See November 29 Blog entry for directions.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Labyrinth Event: December 10, 2010 at St. Paul's Anglican Church from 7 to 9 pm.

St. Paul's Anglican Church has regular scheduled labyrinth walks. Tomorrow night, Aryana Rayne will introduce her book "Labyrinths of British Columbia, A Guide for your Journey." The presentation will be followed by a walk.

The address is:
1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver, BC
(between Davie and Pendrell Streets)

Regular hours the labyrinth at St. Paul's Anglican Church is available to walk are:

Sunday
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Monday to Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

2nd Friday of every month
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The website address:

http://stpaulsanglican.bc.ca

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A new look to the Blog and plans for traveling

I have change the formatting of this Blog over the past few days. The content, however, remains the same. Please be informed that I will be traveling out of the Province soon and will not be holding events until I return. I will post a general timeline of my return before I leave.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Labyrinth Event for today is canceled because of the rain and forecast for deteriorating weather this evening.

Labyrinth Event: Today, Monday, November 29, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Sunset Beach, English Bay - directions.







Environment Canada is predicting a wet day today, however, I have posted these photographs to clarify the location of the labyrinth if the forecast is wrong.
The general location to find is 1204 Beach Avenue, as noted in the Blog entry of Tuesday, October 26, 2010.
When you are in front of the Beach Cafe and facing the water, the Burrard Street Bridge will be on your left. Walk toward the bridge and the fenced area of the parking lot until you reach the light, on your left, and the 'No Dogs Permitted on Beach' sign, on your right. The labyrinth will be on the beach where the land slopes to the water, beyond the sign.

I will post a Blog entry at 5 pm today confirming or cancelling this event.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Labyrinth Event: Monday, November 29, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Sunset Beach, English Bay, Vancouver British Columbia.



For directions, please see the Blog entry dated Tuesday, October 26, 2010; however, note the slight change in location from that entry. Specifically, when you are in front of the Beach Cafe, on the walking path and facing the water, walk to your left toward the Burrard Street Bridge. Before you reach the water taxi launch, walk to the waters edge. The labyrinth will be located where the beach slopes to the water, facing the Burrard Street Bridge.
Note the location in the above photograph: click on the picture to increase the size for a better view. And, because the event will happen after sunset, a flashing bicycle light will be located next to the labyrinth to mark the location.
As always, this is a weather dependent event. So please check back on Monday for event confirmation.


For more information, email: walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Labyrinth Event for November 14th, 2010 is canceled because of the forecast for rain.

Update for the November 14, 2010 'Walk' at Spanish Banks.

The forecast for tomorrow, according to Environment Canada, calls for showers. I will, however, post a message early tomorrow morning whether I will be drawing a labyrinth.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Labyrinth Event: November 14, 2010: 7 to 8 am: Spanish Banks





I have been asked to draw a labyrinth at Spanish Banks this weekend, weather permitting, during the above times. Sunrise for this 'Walk,' is predicted to be at 7:21 am. Please wear rubber boots or other foot wear that will permit you to cross cold tidal pools. For directions, please check my Blog entry:

Solstice Labyrinth: Monday June 21 from 9 am to 12 noon

Also be sure to check my Blog Sunday morning for confirmation of this event.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 31, 2010: Sunrise







In my rush to get to Sunset Beach this morning, I forgot to post a confirmation notice. My apology to anyone who missed the 'walk' because of my oversight.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Directions for the Sunset Beach Foreshore Labyrinth: October 31, 2010 from 7 to 9 am









At Sunset Beach in English Bay, find the Beach Cafe which is located at
1204 Beach Avenue.
Make your way to the walking path in front of the Cafe, next to the beach.
Facing the water, look to your right for a metal ring sculpture.
Walk toward the sculpture and the waters edge. Look for the labyrinth where the
beach slopes toward the water.

Please note that labyrinth events for the next few months will be at this location.

Email:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Labyrinth Event: Sunday, October 31st from 7 to 9 am at Sunset Beach, English Bay




This event, weather permitting, will be held close to sunrise. Sunrise is a liminal time of the day: 'betwixt and between' the night and day. Sunrise offers a pleasant time for prayer or meditation, a time so seek form or gestation.

Predicted sunrise time for this event: 7:59 am

Please see my next entry for directions and check my blog Sunday morning for confirmation of this event.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Labyrinth walks: Saturday, September 18th and Friday, September 24th (Equinox Labyrinth walk)



Saturday, September 18th: a Sunrise Labyrinth walk will take place at Spanish Banks - please check my June 19th Blog Entry for directions. Walking will occur between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon.


Friday, September 24th: an Equinox Labyrinth walk will take place at Sunset Beach, in English Bay - I will post details on the exact location soon. Walking will start at 12:00 midnight and end, early, at 1:30 am on Saturday September 25th. Please not this is a very late night and early morning time frame, but low tide at this time of the year is late into the night. If you need information, please email me:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Labyrinth Walk: Wednesday, August 25th at Spanish Banks




I will be holding a labyrinth walk this Wednesday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm. Drawing will start at 10:30. 
Please see my June 19th Blog entry for directions.

 email:walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lock Bay, Sandwell Provincial Park, Gabriola Island





Lock Bay has silvery, clay like, sand that is a pleasure to work with . . . it is, also, a gratifying place to walk a labyrinth . . . photograph's from today.




Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sand Dollar Labyrinth . . . August 18th, Oyster Bay . . .









. . . photographs of the 'walk' this morning . . . the foreshore of this beach was speckled with abandoned sand dollar shells

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunrise Labyrinth Tomorrow: August 18th at Willow Point, near Oyster Bay on Vancouver Island






Again, tonight I am staying near Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Tomorrow, I will be drawing another labyrinth at Willow Point, in Oyster Bay beginning at 6:00 am. Walking will commence at 7:00 am and continue until the tide floods the labyrinth.

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com


Friday, July 16, 2010

Labyrinth Event Tuesday morning July 20th from 8 am to 10 am




For directions, please see my Blog entry for June 19th, 2010.

Email me if you have questions: walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Labyrinth, Liminality and the Foreshore

This Friday, July 9th from 7 to 9 pm, I will be hosting a Labyrinth Evening at St. Paul's Anglican Church. I will be facilitating a discussion and walk, titled "The labyrinth, Liminality and the Foreshore." During the walk, I will be projecting images from past Sand Labyrinth Events and playing an ocean soundscape. The address for the Church is:

1130 JERVIS ST
Vancouver, British Columbia
604 685-6832

Website:

http://stpaulsanglican.bc.ca

Email:

labyrinth@stpaulsanglican.bc.ca

My email:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sounding Between Land and Sea: Spanish Banks

Sounding Between Land and Sea: today at Spanish Banks




Today's Event, led by Kira Van Deusen, will start around 3:15 and may repeat around 4:15. The tide level today will determine the length of time we can be on the Foreshore.

For direction to the labyrinth, please see my June 19th Blog entry.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sounding Between Land and Sea: Spanish Banks, Saturday July 3, 2010



Find ways for your vocal sounds to harmonize with the sounds and landscapes around you, while you walk a labyrinth. Introduction will start around 3:15 and may repeat around 4:15. Led by Kira Van Deusen.

For direction to the labyrinth, please see my June 19th Blog entry.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Labyrinth Event tomorrow - Saturday, June 26th - at Spanish Banks 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.



For direction please see my Blog entry on June 19th, 2010 . . . with the forecast for tomorrow, there will be a labyrinth walk tomorrow . . .

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

. . . the closing of Liminal Space - Summer Solstice 2010





. . . the flooding of the foreshore of Spanish Banks, just after Summer Solstice, as liminal space closes.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Solstice!

There will be a Labyrinth Event today.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Solstice Labyrinth: Monday June 21 from 9 am to 12 noon









These pictures are of the location I use to draw on at Spanish Banks. Below are the directions to my location.

From the Spanish Banks East Cafe, walk to the circular patio overlooking the beach. Once there, look to your left, in the distance, for a white sign that warns of the ‘Rocks’ that are located there. Walk from the patio, down onto the beach and over to the ‘Rocks’ sign. Once you reach the sign, look for a path. Follow the path to the labyrinth.

Solstice occurs about 11:30 and, by that time, the tide will probably be high enough that there will be tide pools to walk through on the way back to the beach.

Solstice can be considered a liminal 'time' in nature because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination and the apparent movement of the Sun's path north or south comes to a stop before reversing direction.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Liminal Space . . .

- a place 'betwixt and between'
- liminal = limen = threshold
- liminality - an inner state
- anti-structure which gives direction, depth and purpose
- a place we can begin to think and act in new ways
- time when we are not certain or in control
- a place to choose the chaos of the unconsciousness over the control of explanations and answers
- the ideal teaching and learning 'place'

Richard Rohr

The Labyrinth as a visual meditation: Labyrinth on Canvas 4

The Labyrinth as a visual meditation: Labyrinth on Canvas 3

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Labyrinth Event: June 8th at 11 am to 1 pm: Exploring the closing of Liminal Space




I will be drawing a Labyrinth at Spanish Banks tomorrow. Please email me @:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

for directions or with any questions you might have.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Labyrinth Walk at Sunset Beach, tomorrow, June 3rd - from 3 to 5 pm




For location details, please read the previous blog enter for the Sunset Beach location.

Or email: walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Friday, May 7, 2010

Labyrinth Event: May 15th and 22nd at Sunset Beach








At Sunset Beach in English Bay, find the Beach Cafe which is located at
1204 Beach Avenue.
Make your way to the walking path in front of the Cafe, next to the beach.
Facing the water, look to your right for a metal ring sculpture.
Walk toward the sculpture and the waters edge. Look for the labyrinth where the
beach slopes toward the water.


Walking the labyrinth on May 15th will take place from 12 noon until 3 pm and 22nd from 8 am until 10 am.
Both of these events will be held WEATHER PERMITTING

For more information, please email me at:

walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Connecting with nature . . . experiencing wonder





I have grown to appreciate Kye Bay on Vancouver Island for the opportunity it offers to connect with nature.

In early April I drew a labyrinth at Kye Bay. I was in the process of photographing it, when a eagle flew by me and landed on a tree behind the labyrinth. The eagle sat perched in the tree while I completed my walk.

Several times I stopped to look at this bird of prey . . . what most caught my attention then and still, was the relationship between the eagle and the two crows sitting on a branch above the eagle. Why two crows and not more? Why were they above the eagle and not below? Were the crows a couple or were they acting together for the benefit of other crows - why??

I also wondered why I often see crows pursuing eagles, yet, they will build a nest next to a tree with a pair of eagles nesting in it.

Sunday, March 7, 2010




In the 13th and then from the 16th to the 17th centuries labyrinths were walked by fishermen throughout the Nordic countries and countries above the Arctic Circle. They located their labyrinths along the shore of their homes.

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This Blog is for people looking for an outdoor labyrinth to walk in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. These Events are outdoors, on the foreshore of the ocean, so they are weather permitting events. Please check my Blog for Event day confirmation when weather might be an issue. Walking a Labyrinth is like accepting an invitation to pray, meditate, contemplate, dream, celebrate or play; a place to find inspiration, satisfy a curiosity, examine metaphor, mythology or simply, a place to explore liminal space: a 'betwixt and between' place. . . Labyrinths are drawn on the foreshore, betwixt the nearshore and the backshore, between the low and high water marks to present liminal space as a physical location. Labyrinths may also be drawn during liminal time: dusk or dawn and/or solstice or equinox. Victor W Turner has described liminality as "a fructile chaos, a storehouse of possibilities, not a random assemblage but a striving after new forms and structures, a gestation process." My vision is that when you walk a labyrinth on the foreshore, you will access liminal space. For information please email: walkingalabyrinth@gmail.com