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Find peace as you walk into the labyrinth
The 2018 Spring Labyrinth Festival is sponsored this year by the Vasudhara Foundation. It will be held in Centennial Park from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm on Sunday 23rd September 2018.

Celebrating the labyrinth as a path of peace, there will be several different labyrinths painted onto the field beside the sandstone one.

There will also be facilitated walks accompanied by the acoustic music of:

frame drum
djembe drum
crystal bowl

You can come along and share a picnic with your friends and family, whilst feeling what it is like to be in harmony in a peaceful and gentle way.

This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome! There will be an Archimedes Spiral Labyrinth and a Chalice of Love labyrinth painted onto the field. Also, a Pilgrim Riverstone Labyrinth in which the people walking can select a river stone near the entrance and walk it into the labyrinth, thus leaving their worries behind by placing the stone somewhere along the painted path.

With this, the Pilgrim Labyrinth will emerge slowly over the day as one by one, each pilgrim lays their burden down.

Program of events
11.30 am: Welcome to Country by Biripi elder, Aunty Ali Golding

11.45 am: Blessing of the path, accompanied by the harmonious hum of "Choir Rocks"

12 noon: Frame Drum walk led by sound healer and shamanic teacher, Jane Elworthy

1.00 pm: Didgeridoo walk led by life mastery coach and didgeridoo teacher, Adrian Hanks

2.00 pm: Djembe Drum walk led by meditation teacher and drum circle facilitator, Jeremy Prangnell

3.00 pm: Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowl walk led by Seichim master, Elizabeth Brandis, with Celtic Harp played by therapeutic musician, Jacqueline Spring

At this event, you will be able to buy Mark Healy's magnificent wooden labyrinth products.

You will also be able to talk to Donna Mulhearn about her spectacular Blue Labyrinth Bush Retreat in the Blue Mountains.

Michele Macgregor will be offering her beautiful Luxmi beeswax candles.

This will be a relaxing event packed with interesting people!

Labyrinth Events
The next group walk will be on 2nd September at 9.00 am. This will be led by Fine Music FM presenter, Heather Middleton.

This is a FREE event and open to all. The labyrinth is on Dickens Drive.

Regular group labyrinth walks are held at the Centennial Park Labyrinth at 9.00 am on the first Sunday of every month.

In these, you can experience the powerful metaphor of the labyrinth in a group setting. It is also a good chance to learn more about the labyrinth.

About the labyrinth
Here is an easy guide about walking the labyrinth:

There is no right way or wrong way to walk a labyrinth, but generally speaking, there are three phases:

1. Releasing on the way in which is letting go of that which no longer serves you.
2. Getting a sense of peace and calm as you pause in the centre of the labyrinth.
3. Working out how to engage with the world in a new way as you follow the same path back out.

To begin with, you may want to sit down quietly and think before walking the labyrinth. Some people come with questions, others just to slow down and take time out from a busy life. While others simply come to find the strength to take the next step during times of grief and loss.

In short, the labyrinth is all about flow and acceptance.

Where is it?
From the Paddington Gates at the intersection of Oxford St and Moore Park Road, go straight down Parkes Drive, past the Cafe Pavilion.

Then through the centre of the Park and turn left into Dickens Drive. Go past Loch Avenue which veers off to the left and you'll find the labyrinth about 100 metres further along Dickens Drive. It is in the small field on the right, just after Lachlan Swamp. The labyrinth lies in a small dip in the field and therefore is not visible from the road.

Find out more about the event at the Spring Labyrinth Facebook page.
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Why? For a peaceful and interesting day
When: 23rd September, 2018
Where: Centennial Park
Cost: FREE
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