June 15 & 16th: both days from 12noon-4:30pm
Join us for your 30 minute contemplative walk.
“The Summer Sun” is the theme for the Cerimon House Creative Path Walk in June.
Summer Equinox is a time of change - one that we can magnetically feel in the heated air. Join us for a fascinating meander that touches on climate science, astronomy, myth, literature, and more. Our link to this radiance is what it’s really all about. We must say “Yes!” to the bright day, and recognize that the night is full-to-the-brim with distant suns. Join our universal walk.
Large-scale walking patterns have captivated humans for thousands of years. Here at Cerimon House, we see the labyrinth as a signature image for our work in the community, especially during these times of dramatic change in the world. This unique path is a pleasing way to focus, and move forward. Our walking pattern is a 33 foot adaptation of the historic design from Reims, France. Similar to a large-scale compass, our attendees enjoy walking on this floor pattern to focus, unplug, restore, and recalibrate. Unlike mazes (which are designed to amaze-or-confuse) you can't get lost on a labyrinth as they are “unicursal”, which means there is always a way forward and an arrival point at the center.
* The Walk on our contemplative labyrinth pattern takes 30 minutes,
and we encourage you to then stay with us to sip tea and decompress.
* Our labyrinth is a shoe-free zone, so please do wear comfy socks.
* Our building is indeed climate controlled.
* Happily, it is a cellphone and camera-free zone.
* The monthly event is open to the public, and is recommended for those age 9 and up.
Donations are most welcome, as the proceeds benefit all of our nonprofit organization's
programming and community offerings, including this activity.
The Creative Path Walk experience takes 30 minutes total, and in the month of May we are experimenting with a “Drop In” style. As with other labyrinths and walking patterns around town, you may find yourself traversing the design with others at the same time, or on your own, or observing from the side for a time until you feel the call to walk the labyrinth.
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