About the Event
Every year on the first Saturday in May thousands of people around the world participate in World Labyrinth Day. Here at San Damiano, we are hosting a series of community walks to celebrate this day on Saturday, May 6th, 2023. Originally started by The World Labyrinth Society and Verditas, World Labyrinth day invites the world to participate in a moving meditation for world peace.
Whether you are new to walking a labyrinth, or a seasoned walker, this is a great opportunity to experience the peace and beauty of the labyrinth. Each walk will be done in groups, and you’ll be introduced and welcomed to the walk by advanced labyrinth facilitator, Paula Jenkins.
We are offering 4 different times to walk our beautiful 7 circuit labyrinth in our garden: You’ll meet outside, at our labyrinth at your designated time. Included in each walk is a brief introduction, some thoughts on peace for the world and your own heart as inspired by Saint Francis, and journaling opportunity to close.
Here are our walking start times:
10:00am – Limited to 10 people
11:00am – Limited to 20 people
1:00pm – This walk is officially designated as “Walk as 1 at 1.” Many people across the globe walk at 1:00 pm local time to create a rolling wave of peaceful energy passing from one time zone to the next.
2:00pm – Limited to 10 people.
About the Presenter(s)Paula Jenkins
Paula Jenkins is a Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator, certified life coach, and holds a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School. For many years, she led the young adult team at San Damiano. She is the author of Jump Start Your Joy: Heart-Centered Ways to Find Joy in the Messy Middle, and the host of Jump Start Your Joy, a podcast that looks at how people choose joy in their lives. She is passionate about the labyrinth and sharing it with others as a spiritual and meditative tool.