TLS Members e-Newsletter

Members eNewsletter
At least four times a year, TLS members are rewarded at their inboxes with a copy of the Labyrinth Society e-newsletter. It serves as a means of direct communication with the membership and provides an historical record of the Society.

Quarterly Member Feature - See What Fellow TLS Members are up to!

You may recall that we have created a quarterly 'Member Feature' area of our E-news bulletin, highlighting TLS members working with labyrinths in a wide variety of dynamic settings and inspirational ways. Initially, these updates are featuring TLS members who have contributed pages to the Resources section of the new website. They represent a multi-talented cross section of our membership that we are sure you will enjoy getting to know. Eventually, we will expand the feature to include the general membership. Stay tuned for these updates on how our membership is fulfilling the TLS mission of serving the global community with education, networking, and opportunities to experience transformation!

In our last feature, we focused on the members who had written web pages for labyrinths in grade school settings and labyrinths in retreat centers. In this feature, we look more closely at members using labyrinths in higher educational settings and churches. If you work in a college or university setting, or are affiliated with a church or religious setting that could benefit from inclusion of a labyrinth, we invite you to meet these two TLS members who are experienced in these realms of labyrinth journeying below.

Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion, Labyrinths in Churches and Labyrinth Prayer

Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion at Chartres CathedralJill K H Geoffrion is the author of seven labyrinth-related books. She can often be found in Chartres, France, studying the cathedral, leading pilgrimages, and walking the labyrinth. Through Faith, Hope and Love Global Ministries, Jill travels to places of extreme suffering where she is privileged to introduce the labyrinth and offer labyrinth prayer experiences. She will be installing labyrinths in Burma for 9 weeks this winter and in Rwanda next fall. Jill is the co-regional representative for the Labyrinth Society in the Midwest region, and care-taker of ten labyrinths at DeepHaven Labyrinths and Retreats in Minnesota. You may also visit Jill's personal website or Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries, for more information.  

Read more about Jill's labyrinth work in churches.

Jan Sellers, Labyrinths in Universities and Colleges

Jan SellersAfter a career in guidance and in adult and university education, Jan Sellers is now a Creative Learning Fellow at the University of Kent in south-east England. Jan was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2005 for her work in student learning development. This award eventually led to her engagement with labyrinths. At present, Jan is furthering her work with the labyrinth to foster reflection and creativity at the university, on both an individual level, and within and across academic disciplines. She also leads the Labyrinth Project at the University of Kent, part of the University’s Creative Campus initiative, which includes the newly built (2008) Canterbury Labyrinth. Jan is a member of the Steering Group of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) and a Fellow of Higher Education. Jan is a Quaker, and a student of the Chantraine Dance of Expression. She divides her time between London and Kent.

Read more about Jan's labyrinth work in Universities.