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
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.