Come and join us each month for a full moon walk at the Civic Park labyrinth. We usually meet about half an hour before dusk and walk hoping to catch a glimpse of the moon as it rises over the horizon. The next walk is on Saturday 11 February 7-8 pm.
The group of us who walked “As One at One” on World Labyrinth Day
A couple of photos, including one of Lissa-Kathe playing her harp.
Coming up is World Labyrinth Day on Saturday 7 May, and there will be three labyrinths walked in Armidale on this day!
The first will be a temporary labyrinth being made out of coloured cloths at Armidale City Public School Fete between 9 am and 2 pm.
The second will be the main event at the Civic Park labyrinth nearest to Dangar Street, opposite the Servies club carpark. We will meet at 12:45 pm, and start the community walk at 1 pm. The theme of World Labyrinth Day is “Walk as One at 1 pm” with the intention of acknowledging our unity with one another and the world. Hopefully our new sign will have been installed making it easier to find the labyrinth in the park. Look for the freshly mown grass, as the white dots are somewhat obscured at present. The front of the sign will look like the image below:
The third labyrinth will be walked around 2 pm, at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place on Kentucky Street, in the lawn between the Keeping Place and NERAM, the New England Regional Museum.
Join us for any of these – it will be great to share labyrinth walking with you and friends and family.
What are you leaving behind, what fruits are you gathering to save for the darkness of winter? We’re walking on Sunday 20 March 9:30-10:30 am in Civic Park.
And then there’s full moon on Wednesday 23 as well… at dusk!
The first Sunday of the month and at dusk on full moon is my plan for regular walks. Special days like World Labyrinth day will also get special mention. Email me if you would like to be notified by email, using the email form at the end of this page.
Next walk is on Sunday 6 March, 3:30-4:30 pm, and we’ll also have an autumnal equinox walk Sunday 20 March 8:30-9:30 am.
This image is from Google Maps, with my edits showing the labyrinth as white concentric circles. The orientation shown is with North at the top of the page, Dangar Street to the west (not marked), Dumaresq Street to the south and Faulkner Street to the east. Entry to the labyrinth itself is near the tree that is to the south-west – a cedar tree (Cedrus deodarus).
This is the completed Civic Park Labyrinth – Phase Two. Many people helped to hammer the dots in, and it was quite a meditative experience itself. Thank you everyone who took part!
The white Line-o-Dots are durable plastic, secured with 12 cm nails, usually used for marking car-parks. The design can be mown across by the Council maintenance crew on their ride-on mowers without disturbing the dots.
And the best part is, anyone can walk at any time. Now we just need a sign, and maybe a granite boulder for the centre, a planting of lomandra grasses round the western side, and all will be fine!
We will walk come wind, come weather… time to take stock, give thanks, look forwards and backwards at the turning point of the year, where the light starts to increase again (at least in the Southern Hemisphere).
How can I live with a more grateful attitude, cultivate gratitude as a modus operandi??
All welcome. Turn up at 3 pm, and we will walk together… I’ll be gone by 4 pm.
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