Labyrinth Poetry Walk | Berkeley
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
This will be a time for exploring our senses, using the labyrinth as guide. How does what we see, feel, and hear help us to deepen our experience of something? How can the labyrinth contribute to a flow of those experiences? After we explore how people have walked or used the labyrinth over time, we will sit down and write a short poem or piece of our own.
First hour is for kids, ages 11 to 16. Second hour, for adults.
Here’s the location: East Lawn area just to the east of the Cal Sailing club parking lot facing back toward the bicycle/pedestrian bridge with a lovely view of the water and the East Bay hills. Check Google Maps, Marina Labyrinth,
East Bay Labyrinth Project/Marina Labyrinth
We’re a group of volunteers dedicated to the installation of a permanent 11-circuit stone labyrinth at a public and accessible site in Berkeley (a cove by the water in the Marina!). Our goal is to introduce the community at large to the benefits of walking the labyrinth while providing creative programming beforehand (music, games, poetry, performance). We welcome/advise existing community groups that would like to make use of our labyrinth (or other public spaces we use for events) to promote their own programs, as long as they highlight the values of the labyrinth when they use the space, e.g., things like a stress-reducing, contemplative “time out”, inter/intra organization dialogue re peacemaking, creative leadership opportunities that comes from inner reflection, and solstice ceremonies.
These labyrinth gatherings have the potential to become a new way to congregate, and people learn the art of labyrinth building using different materials in the environment along the way.
Tags: Berkeley, Free
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Literature