Exploring the labyrinth as a spiritual path with Jan Sellers in conjunction with The Retreat Association
Saturday, 22 July 2017 from 13:00 to 16:00 (BST)
22nd July 2017
A quiet day with Jan Sellers in conjunction with The Retreat Association
Exploring the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Path
This event is an opportunity to walk a labyrinth, discover its history and explore its many uses in faith and community settings today.
A labyrinth is not a maze. With no dead ends, its single path to the centre invites us to explore - a pilgrim path, a path of prayer or contemplation, a path that draws us into the present moment. These ancient patterns are found today around the world, in many contexts - from hospice to church, from school to village green. How might we engage with the labyrinth ourselves, individually or in our own work and community settings?
This day offers a peaceful labyrinth walk and time to reflect on the experience. We will learn about the history and contemporary use of labyrinths, and explore how we might use the labyrinth ourselves in our own organisations and communities - including ideas about low cost, accessible resources.
'Solvitur ambulando' - It is solved by walking (St Augustine)
Jan Sellers is a Quaker, writer and lecturer living in east London. With a background in higher education, Jan now specialises in working with the labyrinth as a peaceful, contemplative resource, and has led many labyrinth-themed events. She is co-editor of Learning with the Labyrinth: Creating reflective space in higher education (Sellers and Moss, eds, Palgrave Macmillan: 2016) and of Working with the Labyrinth: Paths for exploration (Sewell, Sellers and Williams, eds, Wild Goose: 2012). www.jansellers.com
The cost of £30 includes coffee and pastries on arrival, a sandwich lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake. Kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org with any dietry requirements you would like us to be aware of one week before the event.
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Learning with the Labyrinth: Creating reflective space in higher education, he.palgrave.com/labyrinth