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Laying the Labyrinth
November 28, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$15 – $45
An Abundance NC DIY Sustainability Workshop with Karen Birbeck
Saturday, November 28, 9am-12pm
Located at the Plant at 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC.
For directions, click here.
Take a walk on an ancient path without leaving Chatham County. Learn how to build a link to millions of people of all cultures, places, and times.
Labyrinths are currently experiencing a renaissance in the United States and around the World. The Labyrinths’ ability to quiet the mind and reduce stress serves us well in these modern times. Following the Labyrinth’s path is a walking meditation – for some a welcome alternative to the “sit and be quiet” style of meditation. While there are already many Labyrinths in and around The Triangle, you may want to build one of your own. A Labyrinth can be laid out in less than an hour and build times depend on the materials you choose to use. Many people find building them as satisfying as walking them.
In this hands-on workshop, labyrinth facilitator Karen Birbeck will teach the basics of labyrinth design, direct the participants in laying out an actual labyrinth in birdseed, and facilitate a walking meditation of this labyrinth itself. Laying the Labyrinth is a follow-up to a workshop we held earlier in the Fall that delved into the history, uses, and mythology of the labyrinth – though it certainly stands alone. We are excited to announce that this workshop is part of our preparation process in building our own permanent labyrinth here at the Plant – one that we wish to share with this beautiful community!
This workshop will be held outside and hot tea will be provided. Dress warmly. Breath deeply. Come prepared to get your hands dirty and your mind expanded!
Pre-Registration is suggested. Register Here
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Karen Birbeck has many interests, but none occupy her heart and mind more than Labyrinths. This year, she took the plunge and traveled to San Francisco to train as a Labyrinth Facilitator with Veriditas. She is now utilizing her 20+ years of experience teaching small workshops to spread the word about Labyrinths and their ability to affect personal transformation.
Karen plans to spend much more time as a Labyrinth Facilitator and Designer after she retires from being a Project Management Professional. Along with her accomplishment of surviving nearly 40 years in High Tech, Karen is wife of one, mother of 2, grandmother of 1.5, and a damn fine cook.