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.

World Labyrinth Day 2017 Report

by
Lars Howlett
World Labyrinth Day Coordinator, TLS Web Chair
 
2017 WLD map

I've grown weary of the constant stream of bad news and divisiveness these days. So when World Labyrinth Day arrived on the first Saturday in May this year, ''Walking as One at 1'' in the afternoon provided a much needed energetic shift. While I could only manage to squeeze in a small 4-Circuit walk between errands near my home, the sense of our shared intention for peace around the globe was heartwarming, a feeling shared in this WLD 2017 video

I had been watching accounts of World Labyrinth Day walks appear on our Facebook Group with delight. First came images from New Zealand and Australia, then Europe and South Africa, and North America thereafter. I began counting countries and delighted in combing through over 250 responses to our WLD on-line survey and TLS events calendar. I'm pleased to report over 5,000 participants in more than 20 countries including: Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA (45 States!).
 


Tibetan prayer flag painted by Judith Lethin at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Homer, Alaska, where they celebrated WLD with an Interfaith Litany: "Imagine if we were to become waves of peace." Photo: J. Lethin

 
Exploring this interactive map of WLD locations with the option to zoom in on certain regions, you also may note that we are sorely lacking participation in Asia, Africa, and South America. Clearly more efforts need to be made to reach out to these regions. One step TLS has recently have taken is launching our Spanish language resource page. I also invite you to join the new World Labyrinth Committee that will endeavor to expand and support those who create, maintain and use labyrinths globally. Email wld@labyrinthsociety.org to join our seasonal on-line meetings.
 
Thanks to all who participated, shared their images and stories, and invited others to connect in this shared intention for peace.