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Upcoming EventsNovember 26, 2014
World Peace Candlelit Labyrinth WalkSunday, December 21, 2014; 3-5 p.m., weather permitting
If you’re looking for a quiet space in the middle of the often too-busy holiday season, come to the World Peace Candlelit Labyrinth Walk on Sunday, December 21. Held at dusk from 3-5 p.m., the labyrinth is an open walk by candlelight at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway, just outside of Faneuil Hall Marketplace. While the event is being held on the third Sunday of Advent, it is not faith-specific. Historically, labyrinths are universal sacred paths found in ancient Crete, France and Northern Italy. The Armenian Heritage Park labyrinth was designed as a meditative walking path to engage the public more actively. Completing the 60’ diameter labyrinth is entirely up to the individual and may take anywhere from 15 minutes to 60 minutes. Most participants walk to the center of the labyrinth at their own pace, pause for a moment or two for reflection in the center and walk back out on the same path. The labyrinth is meant to allow time for personal reflection and insight. Given the time of the year, bundle up tightly and wear warm clothing to fully enjoy the experience! “This World Peace Labyrinth Walk provides participants an opportunity to slow down and reflect on where they are on their life journey and to walk in union with others as we all hope for peace and calm in this busy season and chaotic world,” said Beth Mace, President and Co-Founder of the Labyrinth Guild of New England. “Participants are invited to bring a symbol of conflict—whether global, domestic or personal—or to make a wish for peace for themselves and for others before entering the space. These offerings will be left outside of the labyrinth. Then, people can walk, dance or move at their own pace, enjoying the candlelight, returning to the ‘outside world’ with a renewed sense of peace and calm.” Event participants who wish to share the holiday spirit of peace and harmony more globally are invited to make a donation to Heifer International at a display just outside the labyrinth. Heifer International is based on the idea that teaching “how to fish” leads to greatly increased capabilityand more lasting change than simply providing for today’s needs. Since 1944, Heifer International has helped more than 20.7 million families, in more than 125 countries by empowering people to end hunger and poverty through animal husbandry and education. For more information on labyrinths, please visit the Labyrinth Guild of New England. For driving directions to the event, please visit Armenian Heritage Park. For more information on international food and poverty programs, please visit Heifer International. For more information on the Greenway parks and events, please visit the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.
Armenian Heritage Park on Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (between Faneuil Hall Marketplace & Christopher Columbus Park)
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“Very relaxing, really helped me to focus my thoughts.”
“I don’t remember feeling peace like this before.”
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