‘Why Do People Walk Labyrinths?’

On Sunday, May 3, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service will consider “Why Do People Walk Labyrinths?”

It will be presented by Dr. Pam Kircher, who points out that, “For thousands of years, people have walked labyrinths as a way to go deeper into their own knowing. It is a walking meditation whose path is certain, but circuitous, much like life.”  Kircher is a Pagosa area resident and retired physician, who is now active in a number of PUUF programs.

A documentary featuring The Reverend Lauren Artress, from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, will take you deep into the experience of walking a labyrinth. Kircher will lead a discussion about labyrinths after the viewing of the film. The labyrinth walkers of UU will provide a light lunch before an experiential field trip to the outdoor labyrinth at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, where you can walk a labyrinth yourself. This presentation coincides with the May 2 World Labyrinth Meditation Day.

Answering the question of what happens when we die is a big one. The children and youth will spend this month exploring how different religions honor the end of life. Ilene Haykus will be a guest in the Children’s Religious Exploration (CRE) program this month. This week we will hear a story from India, entitled “A Musician and His Trumpet,” as one way of understanding this big question. We’ll also explore funeral rituals from several different religions and discover how they honor the person who has died.

 The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbrier Drive off of North Pagosa by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.  All are welcome.