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Sunday, December 23, 2012

The setting for the Winter Solstice Labyrinth 2012, Vancouver BC at 8:00 pm


The Labyrinth is at the bottom of the picture and is outlined in a circle of lights. 
Thank you Lori for helping create this labyrinth.



  • The Hemispheres
  • Leave the familiar for a while.
  • Let your senses and bodies stretch out
  • Like a welcomed season
  • Onto the meadows and shores and hills.
  • Open up to the Roof.
  • Make a new water-mark on your excitement
  • And love.
  • Like a blooming night flower,
  • Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
  • And giving
  • Upon our intimate assembly.
  • Change rooms in your mind for a day.
  • All the hemispheres in existence
  • Lie beside an equator
  • In your heart.
  • Greet Yourself
  • In your thousand other forms
  • As you mount the hidden tide and travel
  • Back home.
  • All the hemispheres in heaven
  • Are sitting around a fire
  • Chatting
  • While stitching themselves together
  • Into the Great Circle inside of
  • You.

Hafez

Monday, December 3, 2012

Winter Solstice Labyrinth, Friday December 21, 2012 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Introduction

This event will be held in the evening between 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm because the tide is low during that part of the day. So the walk will be held at night, however, the beach is lit by the lights of the city. 
Remember to dress for the weather.

Location

First, find the Sunset Beach Cafe which is on English Bay in Vancouver, at 1204 Beach Avenue and is down the hill from the corner of 1100 Beach Avenue and 1400 Bute Street. Make your way to the walking path on the south side or ocean side of the Beach Cafe. 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 a light on your left and the 'No Dogs Permitted on the Beach' sign on your right. The labyrinth will be on the beach where the land slopes toward the water, behind the sign. The picture above shows the exact location of this event.

(Please see the pictures below the poem which, hopefully, will help you find the labyrinth)



  • The Hemispheres

  • Leave the familiar for a while.
  • Let your senses and bodies stretch out
  • Like a welcomed season
  • Onto the meadows and shores and hills.
  • Open up to the Roof.
  • Make a new water-mark on your excitement
  • And love.
  • Like a blooming night flower,
  • Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
  • And giving
  • Upon our intimate assembly.
  • Change rooms in your mind for a day.
  • All the hemispheres in existence
  • Lie beside an equator
  • In your heart.
  • Greet Yourself
  • In your thousand other forms
  • As you mount the hidden tide and travel
  • Back home.
  • All the hemispheres in heaven
  • Are sitting around a fire
  • Chatting
  • While stitching themselves together
  • Into the Great Circle inside of
  • You.

Hafez


Cost

This is a by donation event.

In the spirit of reciprocity and gratitude, please bring a gift to offer to Mother Earth such as flowers, coffee beans, chocolate etc.










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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