Walk the Winter Solstice Labyrinth

Bethlehem Centre presents a Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk Dec. 21 at 2371 Arbot Rd. in Nanaimo, welcoming the festive ‘celebration of lights’ season. Join us for our community winter labyrinth walk facilitated by Holly Carnegie Letcher (Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator). Enjoy the serene mountain and lakeside setting nestled in the woods on beautiful Vancouver Island. All are welcome to attend. Admission is by donation.

Activities start at 4 p.m. with a vocal workshop led by Leah Hokanson. Participation is by donation. At 5:30 p.m. a simple supper will be served, with a suggested donation of $10. At 6 p.m. enjoy lantern-making as we prepare for our labyrinth walk.

The walk starts at 7 p.m. Bethlehem Centre’s Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk facilitator Holly Carnegie Letcher will guide us through a peaceful walk accompanied by the tranquil glow of candlelit lanterns. For those who don’t wish to walk the outdoor labyrinth, well-known Nanaimo labyrinth author Carol Matthews will introduce participants to Bethlehem Centre’s impressive Godden Finger Labyrinth Collection in the museum. Warm up after the labyrinth walk with a chat and a cup of hot apple cider with cookies in the main building and a tour of the Godden Finger Labyrinth Museum.

Since 430 BC, labyrinths have consisted of a single path that always returns to the centre. By contrast, the common winding maze has multiple paths leading to deceptive dead-ends. Experiencing the labyrinth is a calming and centring experience that offers a tranquil meditation in motion, always returning to the balanced centre. Labyrinths are thought to enhance right brain activity and can be useful for problem-solving, conflict resolution, meditation, and modern-day pilgrimage.

Join us for a fun day of activities, a meal, and the unique peaceful and transformative experience of walking the outdoor labyrinth together as one to celebrate the joy of winter solstice. Bring comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate attire for a peaceful and blissful day of reflection and unity. Hope to see you there.

FMI: labyrinthsociety.org or www.pathways2wellness.ca.

To learn more about the outdoor labyrinth and The Godden Finger Labyrinth Collection or Bethlehem Centre, visit bethlehemcentre.com or call (250) 754-3254.

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