Contributed to The Observer


Village Christian Church will host a local celebration of World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 7. Built by dozens of volunteers in 2006, the large outdoor labyrinth at Village is a scale model of the labyrinth inside the cathedral at Chartres, France. It was laid out to scale by professors from Troy University. Open to the community every day, the labyrinth is in the church meditation garden at 700 E. University Dr. in Auburn.

On May 7, all are invited to bring a picnic lunch and eat in the prayer garden.


• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Yin Yoga in the pavilion with Elizabeth Hill, YRT, CMT, instructor at the Yoga Room. Limited number of mats and props available on first-come, first-served basis. Donations welcome and will be donated to the East Alabama Food Bank

•12:30 to 2 p.m.:  Chapel, Resource Table and Guides available   

• 1 p.m.:  Walk as One with World Labyrinth Day

World Labyrinth Day is an international annual event founded by The Labyrinth Society in 2009.

Every year on the first Saturday in May, thousands of people around the globe participate in World Labyrinth Day as a moving meditation for world peace and celebration of the labyrinth experience.

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