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 Day the World Walked as One

The Day the World Walked as One

On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, an estimated 5,000 people celebrated the 6th Annual World Labyrinth Day in more than 24 countries. Organized by The Labyrinth Society, participants were encouraged to "Walk as One at 1," encircling the globe with the shared intention of peace. Over 300 people responded to our survey from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, and the United States (plus one barnyard at an undisclosed location).

WLD in Australia

Two-thirds of the responses came from the U.S. where forty-four States were represented, missing Alabama, Alaska, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and Utah, but we did get three from Hawaii! Dozens of newspaper articles, a handful of blogs, handmade flyers, and countless posts on social media helped to spread the word of the global event. The TLS Events Facebook group of over 2,500 members served as a worldwide bulletin board for people to share their events, photos, and stories. It was awe-inspiring to see so many different people walking such a diversity of labyrinths in so many environments (and weather)!

WLD at Kripalu

Workshops were organized, presentations given, public walks facilitated, tours meandered, and labyrinths created. An official proclamation of World Labyrinth Day (WLD) was delivered by the Mayor of Surrey, British Colombia, at an event organized by Diana Ng. Ronald Esquivel led a group walk of five labyrinths in Costa Rica. Marlies Zijlstra created a stone spiral at 1pm on the island of Crete. The Very Rev. Jane Shaw dedicated the new outdoor labyrinth at Grace Cathedral in honor of WLD. The Delaware Art Museum hosted a celebration organized by Carol Maurer, with the Cathedral Choir providing a blessed soundtrack.

WLD Teeshirts at Unity Spiritual Center

​Custom t-shirts were worn at the Unity Spiritual Center in Bethelem, New Jersey, and featured in this newspaper article, Labyrinth Day and Free Yard Sale at Unity, inThe Hunterdon County Democrat.

Meryl Ann Butler published her sixth annual article, "The Healing Power of the Circle." 

Ray Waddle wrote a touching editorial, "Labyrinths can create lightness of spirit" in The Tennessean

An insightful article by Emily Priddy,"Long and winding road: Labyrinths offer paths for spiritual journeys," appeared in The Southeast Missourian.

Personal accounts, such as John Willmott's blog in Ireland, detailed the day's activities.

Thanks for supporting and sharing your intentions for World Labyrinth Day! There were far too many to include all the wonderful photos, anecdotes, locations, and events. An expanded slideshow is being prepared for the Annual Gathering in Delray Beach, Florida this November. For those who did not complete the World Labyrinth Day Participation survey or know of others who would like to be counted (anonymous ok) it's still available. Stories, photos, and links to video can be emailed toTLS World Labyrinth Day Coordinator, Lars Howlett.

Next year's 7th annual celebration will take place on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015! May we all have the strength and fortune to continue this shared journey and continue to connect with others in simple and profound ways along the path...

WLD Whitewater NM

Stretch and Cordelia celebrate World Labyrinth Day together in New Mexico