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Walk As One at 1: World Labyrinth Day, May 7

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In past years, a variety of events have been held at locations worldwide, including the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., churches, and even a maximum-security women's prison. International countries joining the celebration have included: Canada, England, the Bahamas, France, Spain, New Zealand, China, South Africa, and Australia.

The author painting the Shrine of Holy Wisdom labyrinth. Photo: Trish Schmiedl. by Meryl Ann Butler

Individuals who wish to participate may use a finger labyrinth or virtual labyrinth or walk a local full-size labyrinth, made of natural materials or painted on canvas.

Judy Hopen and canvas labyrinth.

Local labyrinths open to the public can be found through the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator at

Poster for Kripalu (NY) event for WLD 2001 by

WLD events from MA to CA, from TX to WI, can be found at:

Downloadable Labyrinth by The Labyrinth Society

A Classical finger labyrinth can be downloaded for solitary participants here:

Walk a virtual labyrinth by The Labyrinth Society

Walk a virtual labyrinth here:

How to Draw a Labyrinth printed ribbon. Photo:

Author Meryl Ann Butler's sand labyrinth, Venice Beach, CA, Nov. 2009.

Previous articles on OEN by this author include additional, in-depth information about labyrinths:

May 2: First Annual World Labyrinth Day (2009)

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing for over 25 years. She studied art with Harold Ransom Stevenson in Sea Cliff NY for seven years before opening her own art school. Stevenson had (more...)

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Who knew - there's a day for everything!I once rea... by Greg Tamblyn on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:23:24 PM
Many folks used the large Medieval labyrinth at Ch... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:33:17 PM
MAB. What you're showing is freedom through doing... by GLloyd Rowsey on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:57:23 PM
maybe you can find a labyrinth near you to try - w... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2:01:17 PM
I've shared this article with my Facebook friends!... by Elivia Melodey on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2:41:10 PM
and thanks for sharing the article with you FB fri... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 4:23:17 PM
Carved in sand with a broom handle (I knew that br... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 3:05:09 PM
Made from found materials, and about 20' in diamet... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 3:07:39 PM
Weird, 66 years ago Hitlers death was also announc... by John Smith on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 7:12:43 AM
... I'm not sure I understand what the connection ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 8:52:52 AM