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The Meditation Walk: Mindfulness and Community Together at UBC

UBC Library will hold meditation walks for members of the community at UBC, the University Neighbourhoods and Musqueam to learn, meditate, and practice self-care together. Labyrinths are used worldwide as a way to quiet the mind, calm anxieties, recover balance in life, enhance creativity and encourage meditation, insight, self-reflection and stress reduction using nature.

Diana Ng, affectionately known as the “Labyrinth Lady,” will offer facilitation of meditation walks at the octagonal labyrinth at UBC (6000 Iona Drive).  A highly trained and experienced in her decades of work in health care, non-profit, government organizations, and small businesses, Diana is a speaker, author, leadership & diversity consultant, post-secondary instructor, and registered nurse.

Labyrinth Walks promote calm, mental clarity, and creativity. In providing these meditation walks that promote mindfulness, connection, and exercise, these meditation walks are timely as we begin to adapt to life after a global pandemic of isolation, uncertainty, and chronic stress. Research studies have shown that mindfulness-based activities have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression and improve overall health.

After the meditation walks, audiences will meet at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre for a debrief over coffee, tea, and snacks.  Diana will lead a discussion by encouraging participants to reflect on how they will use meditation walks for their own life-long growth, reclaim inner peace, create effective habits of work-life balance, and the ongoing practice self-compassion and mindfulness.

Please meet the group facilitator at the Iona Building's southside entrance at the octagonal labyrinth (6000 Iona Drive).  

Diana Ng is widely known in her community as the Labyrinth Lady. She gained her popularity after successfully leading, against considerable odds, her project to build Metro Vancouver’s first outdoor public labyrinth, in association with the City of Surrey in B.C., Canada, in 2008.  When she discovered not enough people knew about her majestic 42-foot diameter labyrinth, in Fleetwood Park, she decided to replicate it by painting the labyrinth on canvas. She took her “labyrinth in a bag”, travelled, and spoke to anyone who would listen about finding peace within.  In 2014, she continued to build Metro Vancouver’s first school labyrinth at Forest Grove Elementary School in Burnaby, B.C., Canada.   In 2019, Diana built a 55-feet diameter labyrinth for St. Dunstans’ Church in Langley, B.C., Canada.

This community project is made possible by the UTown@UBC Inspiring Community Grant.
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
1:30pm - 3:30pm
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