Summer Solstice at Berkeley Marina Labyrinth, June 20

On June 20th, the East Bay Labyrinth Project will be celebrating the Summer Solstice, Father’s Day, and progress made toward building an 11-Circuit Labyrinth at the Berkeley Marina. There will be the building of a temporary labyrinth prior to the event, a creative introduction at 3 p.m. with musical invocation by world musician Alan Tower, facilitation by integrative counselor (and singer/songwriter) Margie Adam, a song led by folksinger Nancy Schimmel, a casual joining together of folks, and the walk itself. Please arrive promptly by 3 p.m. if you want to hear the program before the walk!

Temporary LabyrinthWe’ve been engaged in hosting public labyrinth walks for several years (check out, typically attracting a crowd of fifty or more. We are planning additional events for the summer (a labyrinth constructed on a beach in August, a poetry labyrinth walk), and community group use of the temporary labyrinth at the Berkeley Marina after the Summer Solstice through mid-July.

Ideas for community-led group labyrinth walks include parents interested in sharing something unique with their kids, creativity sessions where walking the labyrinth gives focus, a special nighttime gathering for singles, youth interested in a leadership event space, spiritual groups, people interested in a day of healing, dialogue-sharing for groups working out their differences on issues, etc. If you know of interested groups, we can jointly develop a program with them. For a taste of what we’ve done in the past, check out our videos on vimeo ( You can also contact us at

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Father’s Day/Summer Solstice Ceremony and Labyrinth Walk

Sunday, June 21, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

You are warmly invited to join the East Bay Labyrinth Project (EBLP) in celebrating the Summer Solstice, Father’s Day, and the creation of an 11-Circuit Labyrinth at the Berkeley Marina on the site approved by the City. This FREE event is open to all to cultivate a sense of place, of building community while building a new labyrinth, and of recognizing mystery in our midst. The program will consist of a brief ritual to honor the Solstice and Father’s Day, followed by a walk around a temporary labyrinth marking the dimensions of a permanent one for which EBLP is fundraising. Come celebrate this time, this place, and its new-founded purpose!


Music, community, ceremony, and labyrinth peace walk, with refreshments catered by La Mediterranee (courtesy of Jen Viegas):

  • 2 to 4 p.m. program: Ritual invocation and drop-in labyrinth walk. The program will be opened by renowned world musician Alan Tower playing the huaca–a triple-chambered earthen clay flute with split mouthpiece, a modern hybrid instrument of resonance based on ancient Peruvian whistling vessel–and with an invocation led by poet/artist Rafael Jesús González, followed by a labyrinth peace walk introduced and facilitated by singer/songwriter Margie Adam.
  • 3:50-4 p.m.: Closing ritual


East Lawn of the Berkeley Marina 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.


While heading west, stay on the left side of University shortly after it bears left at its intersection with Marina Boulevard, and look for the temporary sign pointing to the location. Easily accessible by bus, bike, or car.


For community, for "sacred fun," for mystery, and for bringing our lives into deeper relationship to one another – and because it’s an opportunity to create a more conscious relationship with our bioregion by invoking the spirit of the 11-circuit labyrinth at this power spot.

See for more information about the project. Email to let us know you’re coming to the program (2-4 p.m.) (this will help us plan for refreshments), or just show up on the 21st – with your friends and family! Join our EBLP Facebook Group !

Laying Out the 11-Circuit Labyrinth at the Berkeley Marina

Sunday, June 21, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Prior to a Solstice ceremony and labyrinth walk listed for 2:00 to 4:00 this same Sunday afternoon, the East Bay Labyrinth Project (EBLP) needs volunteers to help lay out pattern of temporary 11-circuit labyrinth (register in advance ASAP at to participate in this part of the day’s celebration; delicious lunch provided; three-hour commitment and advance registration required).