Join “Labyrinth Week," featuring a canvas labyrinth for walking meditation

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - From October 22-26, join “Labyrinth Week,” featuring a canvas labyrinth for walking meditation, open to all, in the Villard Room throughout the week.

On Tuesday, October 23, at noon in the Villard Room, join a lunch discussion with Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper titled “Hard Questions for Activists--about Immigration, Masculinity, and the Capacity of our Souls.” RSVP for the lunch

On October 23, at 5:30PM in the Villard Room: “Walking Around in Circles: a Labyrinth Lecture and Walk." Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper will present and demonstrate walking the labyrinth as an ancient spiritual practice. A longtime activist, Schaper thinks the labyrinth provides a way to center our activism--in a way that simultaneously makes the individual and the movement strong.

Schaper is Senior Minister for Judson Memorial Church in New York City and the author of many books, including “Labyrinths from the Outside In: Walking to Spiritual Insight." She is a spiritual elder whose life mission is spiritual nurture for public capacity. She loves labyrinths because they embody the “going in so you can go out." Labyrinths acknowledge the inner as it connects to the outer.

Sponsored by the Engaged Pluralism Initiative's Capacity Building Working Group, the Carolyn Grant Committee, and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices.

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Directions to the Vassar campus, located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, are available at

PUBLIC CONTACT: Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370

PRESS CONTACT: Bridget Suhre,

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, October 11, 2018