TLS Annual Gathering

The 2023 Annual Gathering will be held October 20-22, 2023, at the Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains area near Hendersonville, North Carolina|

Our 2023 theme is Exploring the Past, Expanding the Future.

Our featured speaker, helping us to explore the history of labyrinths and focusing on medieval manuscripts, is Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion. To assist us in expanding the future of the labyrinth movement we will hear mini-session presentations by a panel of members who are using the labyrinth in previously underserved areas. These presenters include Frank Faine (LGBTQIA2S+), Janice Lewis (economically challenged/inner city/homeless), Susan Murphy (Rwanda peace work), Maia Scott (differently-abled/sight-challenged), Jan Sellers (higher education), and Annelle Tanner (youth/children).

On Saturday evening we will celebrate twenty five years of The Labyrinth Society with a birthday party!

The Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering is a casual, public conference spanning three days with special workshops and local tours before and after the main event. It is a time when labyrinth enthusiasts and experts gather from around the world to learn, share, and celebrate labyrinths. The Annual Gathering includes featured speakers, break-out sessions, sales of labyrinth-related products, silent auction, and a wide variety of labyrinths for walking. 

The Annual Gathering provides opportunities to meet and network with others who use and love labyrinths, learn new approaches, experience new labyrinth designs, and support the spread of labyrinth wisdom and community around the world. The Annual Gathering includes the annual business meeting of The Labyrinth Society, where members are elected to the Board of Directors and have input into the activities of the organization. You can have lunch with a labyrinth expert from another continent, try your hand at building a labyrinth, or shop for unique items not available anywhere else. The location and theme for the Annual Gathering changes each year, allowing us to visit many regions.