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Copper Beech Institute Will Host ‘World Labyrinth Day’ Celebration

The Labyrinth Walk will be held in West Hartford on May 7. Submitted photo

The candlelight walk will be held on May 7 at the Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford.

The Labyrinth Walk will be held in West Hartford on May 7. Submitted photo

The Labyrinth Walk will be held in West Hartford on May 7. Submitted photo

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Copper Beech Institute will offer a Candlelight Labyrinth Walk on May 7, 2016 in honor of the eighth annual World Labyrinth Day. According to the Labyrinth Society, the event’s sponsoring organization, this is an opportunity to “join with others around the globe to create a wave of peaceful energy washing across time zones.”

A labyrinth is a single circuitous path to the center of an intricate design and back out again. Seekers have walked the labyrinth for millennia in the search for meaning, peace and connection, and to facilitate meditation and spiritual transformation. To learn more about the ritual of walking a labyrinth, click here.

The evening at Copper Beech Institute begins at 7 p.m. and will include meditation, a talk by Copper Beech Executive Director Dr. Brandon Nappi and a candlelight labyrinth walk. Tea and dessert (with ample gluten free options) will also be served. The cost is $40.

The stone labyrinth on Copper Beech Institute’s campus is made from pavers that once lined the streets of New York City. At the center of the labyrinth is a circular sculpture created by master stonemason Dan Sieracki. The circle is an ancient symbol of wholeness and the fullness of life to which each of us are called.

Copper Beech Institute is a nonprofit retreat center for mindfulness and contemplative practice located in West Hartford, Conn. The Institute offers more than 40 retreats and workshops, attracting thousands of guests from across the nation and the world, and offers outreach programs to at-risk populations, all to foster peace and resilience in everyday life.

Continuing education credits are available for several of the season’s offerings, and scholarships are available through the Institute’s Boundless Heart Fund andHemera Educator Scholarship and Hemera Healthcare Scholarship programs. To apply for a scholarship, click here.

Copper Beech Institute is deeply thankful for the generosity of the Aetna Foundation, the Hemera Foundation, the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, The Petit Family Foundation, and the Khyentse Foundation whose support enables us to offer mindfulness practice to our community.

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