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Merri Creek Labyrinth

Merri Creek Labyrinth The Merri Creek Labyrinth was created by the community for the community over 18 Years ago. It is a significant environmental art instillation, and is the only known Labyrinth in a Melbourne park.

The Friends of the Labyrinth was formed in 2011 to help preserve, safeguard and care for the Labyrinth. We have been urging the City of Yarra to maintain and include it in future plans for Hewson's Hollow.

Operating as usual

We are having a lil work bee this Friday at 2:30pm Come on down and give the Labyrinth a bit of TLC ❤
29/11/2021

We are having a lil work bee this Friday at 2:30pm Come on down and give the Labyrinth a bit of TLC ❤

Hello Lovely Labyrinth lovers!Friends of the Labyrinth's first garden bed has been planted out with tube stock today!!Yo...
01/10/2021

Hello Lovely Labyrinth lovers!
Friends of the Labyrinth's first garden bed has been planted out with tube stock today!!
You have probably noticed that the flagged bed between the Labyrinth and the shared path has been cleared and now mulched.
Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, we were unable to go ahead with plans for this to be a Community Planting Day. Instead, planting has been done by Felix Botanica, Yarra Council's biodiversity contractor.
It's also great seeing their plantings increase along the path from the Quarries Park down to the Labyrinth.
We look forward to seeing 800 herbaceous flowers transform the first Labyrinth garden bed over the next12 months.
The garden bed will remain roped off to protect the tiny plants .
We can't organise a weeding working bee of the Labyrinth during lockdown, but please feel free to dig out a thistle or two any time you are there - thanks in advance!
Steve and James (Volunteers Coordinators)

Dear Labyrinth FriendsWe are happy to announce that the Friends of the Merri Creek Labyrinth have received a grant from ...
24/04/2021

Dear Labyrinth Friends
We are happy to announce that the Friends of the Merri Creek Labyrinth have received a grant from City of Yarra!
We hope this will become a multi-year project with the objective that will
1. Create native gardens around the Labyrinth.
2. Improve the sustainability of the Labyrinth.
This year, the focus will be a native garden bed between the Labyrinth and the pathway, restoring habitat for our non-human relatives.
We are working with the City of Yarra and their biodiversity contractor Felix Botanica to prepare the site for a community planting day of 800 wildflower plants, probably in early September…
*We shall give keep you posted on the details of the community planting day closer to a confirmed date.
We wanted to give a big shout-out and thank you to Angela Merriam and Matthew Campbell for steering us through developing the grant application and to all the 1,291 supporters on the https://www.change.org/merricreeklabyrinth petition.
We will soon be inviting expressions of interest to join our Steering Committee to plan for the future development of the Labyrinth and welcome any suggestions or skills within the community as we move forward.
Thanks again to all, watch this space!
Friends of the Merri Creek Labyrinth 🙂

A lovely performance is happening at the Labyrinth this Sunday...The show is a musical retelling of the tale of Orpheus ...
08/04/2021

A lovely performance is happening at the Labyrinth this Sunday...The show is a musical retelling of the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice for children one and all!

Hello lovely Labyrinth lovers! It's time for a little TLC for the Labyrinth, to chip out weeds, tidy up fallen Wishes an...
24/02/2021

Hello lovely Labyrinth lovers!
It's time for a little TLC for the Labyrinth, to chip out weeds, tidy up fallen Wishes and say hello again!
We also want to chat a bit more about exciting news just to hand - we have received a grant from City of Yarra to begin a multi -year project to revitalise the Labyrinth, starting with revegetation of one area to provide more habitat for indigenous birds, butterflies, reptiles etc.
BYO garden tool and gloves. You will be home in time for morning coffee... Sorry for the late notice work bee is this Saturday at 9:30am ❤🙏❤️

Warm mid-summer greetings all Lovely Labyrinth Lovers!We trust you are all well and that your spirits are lifting as we ...
19/12/2020

Warm mid-summer greetings all Lovely Labyrinth Lovers!
We trust you are all well and that your spirits are lifting as we are emerging from lockdown ...
Summer Solstice seems like an appropriate time to give the Labyrinth some love, so at very short notice we've planned a tidy-up this coming Monday 21st December at 9.30am.
Would be great to have your energy and company!

'Walking home to country is a connection our people have always had with Mother Earth. Our culture is defined by the clo...
03/08/2020

'Walking home to country is a connection our people have always had with Mother Earth. Our culture is defined by the closeness of family circles and staying connected to the people within it. The labyrinth invites and welcomes people to walk the path together – it calls them to the land in oneness.' (Aunty Ali Golding, Aboriginal Elder, Biripi Nation)

Thanks to everyone today who dug in at our working bee! A beautiful way to exercise as well as #reconnect to earth, purp...
15/07/2020

Thanks to everyone today who dug in at our working bee! A beautiful way to exercise as well as #reconnect to earth, purpose, community, self ...

2nd chance for some loving!!!! Our second Winter solstice mulching working bee is primed for this Wednesday 8th July fro...
06/07/2020

2nd chance for some loving!!!!

Our second Winter solstice mulching working bee is primed for this Wednesday 8th July from 11am.

We have some more mulch promised by Yarra Council, and it's looking like good weather, so it's a perfect opportunity for some social distancing while we give the Labyrinth some more love...Come on lend a mid-week helping hand n' get back to nature and da love!!!!

Its a beautiful Day! would love to see you giving some love to the Labyrinth she needs it and so do you... see you aroun...
20/06/2020

Its a beautiful Day! would love to see you giving some love to the Labyrinth she needs it and so do you... see you around midday today 🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️

Hello Labyrinth lovers

Its time to give the Labyrinth a bit of Love!

Our Winter Solstice Labyrinth mulch moving working bee is confirmed for next Saturday the 20th from 11am. Show the love and come on down... meet some peeps and feel the goodness! ###x

Please bring your own fork or spade, and bucket/wheelbarrow, gloves, water, etc to help with logistics. And, do bring the family - no one is too young or too old...

Hello Labyrinth loversIts time to give the Labyrinth a bit of Love! Our Winter Solstice Labyrinth mulch moving working b...
15/06/2020

Hello Labyrinth lovers

Its time to give the Labyrinth a bit of Love!

Our Winter Solstice Labyrinth mulch moving working bee is confirmed for next Saturday the 20th from 11am. Show the love and come on down... meet some peeps and feel the goodness! ###x

Please bring your own fork or spade, and bucket/wheelbarrow, gloves, water, etc to help with logistics. And, do bring the family - no one is too young or too old...

Hopi origin story...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D53yGnJwjT0 Creator: “I want to hide something from the humans until...
09/06/2020

Hopi origin story...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D53yGnJwjT0

Creator: “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality”

Eagle: “Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.”

Creator: “No, one day they will go there and find it.”

Salmon: “I will bury it in the bottom of the ocean.”

Creator: “No, they will go there too.”

Buffalo: “I will bury it in the Great Plains.”

Creator: “They will cut into the skin of the Earth and find it even there.”

Grandmother lives in the breast of the Mother Earth and has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes.

Grandmother: “Put it inside them.”

Creator: “It is done.”

NEVER THE WRONG PATHYou cannot walk the 'wrong' path.You can only walk the path.For a moment, be present.Breathe.Let the...
16/05/2020

NEVER THE WRONG PATH

You cannot walk the 'wrong' path.
You can only walk the path.

For a moment, be present.
Breathe.
Let the past recede into the evening.

Feel your feet held on the vastness of the Earth.
Hear sounds shimmering all around you.

You cannot know you are walking the wrong path.
You are simply walking the path you are walking, walking the path you cannot not walk.

Your walking makes it the path.

The path of this moment.
The only path you can touch.
The path your senses are meeting.

Behold, your path reveals itself in front of you, always.
Only a thought calls it wrong or right.
With doubt as your trusted guide, walk with courage...

In every sacred moment.
In every Now of Now.
Through every breath.
Through every joy and sorrow.
This is your path.

- Jeff Foster

24/07/2019
New winter coat...

The Labyrinths winter mulch coat has been applied and a a new sign installed! Thanx all that were involved x😍x

Friends of Merri Creek LabyrinthIt's great to see the Labyrinth basically in good shape, and so well loved and used.Now ...
05/07/2019

Friends of Merri Creek Labyrinth
It's great to see the Labyrinth basically in good shape, and so well loved and used.
Now it's time to add its winter clothes - a good layer of mulch, which will help suppress weed growth and allow rain to drain through without creating muddy paths.
Can you help for an hour or two on
- Saturday 20th July from 10am -
Yarra Council has given us a good pile of mulch, but dropped it across the other side of the path, so "many hands will make light work" to bucket or barrow and spread around the Labyrinth.
It would be great if you could bring a bucket or two and gardening gloves. 💕 Hope to see you !!!

29/03/2019
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Hi Lovely Labyrinth Lovers! The usual work bee this time of year is well overdue, so let us give the Labyrinth a  lil' b...
08/02/2019

Hi Lovely Labyrinth Lovers! The usual work bee this time of year is well overdue, so let us give the Labyrinth a lil' bit of ❤️
Next Saturday the 16th of Feb...Come on down between 10-12pm, we will have some lunch afterwards at a local cafe.
Hope to see u there! x

Dear Merri Creek Labyrinth FriendsAs we pass the winter solistce, we greet the promise of lengthening days, if perhaps a...
23/06/2018

Dear Merri Creek Labyrinth Friends
As we pass the winter solistce, we greet the promise of lengthening days, if perhaps also colder and more damp... and we trust you keep well and centred in the midst of life's busyness.

Winter is often a time to go inwards, enjoying warmth and reflection, but it's also an opportunity to embrace winter's invitation to invigoration.

Our Labyrinth also needs to put on it's winter cloak and you are invited to join us from 11am Friday 29th June to help cover it's bare-ness. Yarra Council have contributed a load of mulch, and some willing hands will make light work of spreading it... just bring some gardening gloves, and perhaps a bucket, tho we will have some there too.

While we are there, we'll say hello to the Wishing Tree, attend to a little tidy-up, and check if any surrounding weeds need a haircut - thanks to the anonymous weed-pullers who faithfully do this randomly, also.

All this might well lead to a cuppa and a bite to eat at a local cafe, as you wish.

We hope you can join us and look forward to your company.

A favourite quote by Joseph Campbell…….“Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all...
02/07/2017

A favourite quote by Joseph Campbell…….
“Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us,
The labyrinth is fully known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god;
where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence;
Where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.”

Some Beautiful images of the labyrinth by Charles Rantz Strebor. Thanks Charles :)
29/05/2017

Some Beautiful images of the labyrinth by Charles Rantz Strebor. Thanks Charles :)

Hello lovelies we are having a work bee this morning!!! @ 10-12 come on down. We will have some lunch afterwards at a lo...
31/03/2017

Hello lovelies we are having a work bee this morning!!! @ 10-12 come on down. We will have some lunch afterwards at a local cafe.

Hey there Lovely Labyrinth Lovers! Come on down this Saturday at 10-12pm to give the space some TLC and help spread arou...
10/11/2016

Hey there Lovely Labyrinth Lovers!
Come on down this Saturday at 10-12pm to give the space some TLC and help spread around some mulch and some love! Poem at the entrance resonates more than ever at this time x

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Melbourne, VIC
3068

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The Merri Creek Labyrinth was created by the community for the community over 18 Years ago. It is a significant environmental/sacred/art instillation and meditation tool, it is the only known Labyrinth in a Melbourne park.

The Merri Creek Labyrinth was created by local residents over summer 2001-2002. Our Labyrinth is a valued local resource for enhancing health and well-being. Friends of the Labyrinth was formed in 2011 to care for it.

You are invited to take time to walk the labyrinth!

It’s a space where individuals and a community can reflectively meditate on their lives. Within the context of an urban yet natural environment, a place to go that makes you feel better...

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Still waiting to get the manuscript back from the copy editor but nearly got all my permissions finalized. Thank you so far to Rio Tinto, Merri Creek Labyrinth group and Lina's Bistro à Vin. Melbourne you have been awesome! ;)
My goal this week was to create a few blog posts to seed the news about WLD: I'm a new blogger, not even a year yet, and I don't have a huge following, but hopefully it will introduce some more people to our beloved labyrinths!
Just wanted to send a deep thank you to everyone who has put so much time and love into making the Merri Creek Labyrinth , it's one of my favourite things !!
Amazing views and scenery here ❤️❤️
Had a lovely wedding on the full moon solstice. ❤️ Always my favourite spot.
Will be holding a Solstice wedding ceremony at the Labyrinth on the 22nd of December ☀️🙏🏼
Just wanted to send on my gratitude for the beautiful space you’ve created at the Merri Creek Labyrinth. We took a class there yesterday as part of our geomancy workshop focusing on earth acupuncture with geomancers from the UK. After cleaning up some earth energies we sent further healing and support to the subtle heart chakra points we found at the goal of the labyrinth, and then walked it as a group. So lovely to have a space like this for the public to access, I hope the subtle energy work we did there helps more people to enjoy it as we did! x @geomancyaustralia
I am coming to Melbourne and plan to do a sunset walk in late February. What eating venues are close by .
Hi Labyrinth when is your next working bee? Thanks