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.

The 2012 Annual Gathering is Coming!

The local planning team for the 2012 Annual Gathering has been busy preparing for the arrival of guests from near and far. The TLS Annual Gathering is like a family reunion of labyrinth enthusiasts and this year we gather in Hudson, Wisconsin. 

The 2012 Gathering will begin with dinner on Friday evening, October 12th, followed by a welcome blessing with poetry, song, and stories from the breathtakingly beautiful St. Croix River Valley that forms the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The theme is Timeless Flow ~ Reflections and Current in the Labyrinth, and will celebrate the history and contemporary uses of labyrinths around the world. Historian and photographer Jeff Saward will set the stage in his Friday keynote presentation that will include intriguing recent discoveries of ancient patterns. On Saturday, the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress will present her story of the more recent history and expanding uses of labyrinths in contemporary society. On Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion will share her awe-inspiring global experiences bringing labyrinths to relieve suffering and offer hope to struggling and war-torn communities.

Intermingled throughout the weekend will be concurrent learning sessions, a multitude of labyrinth experiences, marketplace, Silent Auction, and networking opportunities. There will also be quiet places to sit and reflect by the river, in the woods, or in front of one of the many stone fireplaces. A Healing Energy Center will offer energy and massage services and a quiet indoor space to relax and unwind. The area is home to the largest population of bald eagles south of Alaska and a wealth of labyrinths, several of which will be featured in four pre- and post-Gathering tours.

Attendees may choose to expand the experience with add-on activities before and after the Gathering, such as tours, beading, felting, and sandcasting, and an interactive equine workshop. Online registration for all activities is easy, so come for a few hours, a single day, or the entire event. Limited on-site accommodations are still available and many hotels are conveniently located, with a shuttle van provided by TLS.

Our Gathering location is conveniently situated less than 2 miles south of Interstate 94, along the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, 20 miles due east of St. Paul, MN, in Hudson, WI.  Shuttle service is available from the Minneapolis St Paul airport (MSP).  

Are you on the list of registrants? It is not too late to register. Come join the fun!