Monthly Labyrinth Walk: The Way Forward

  • Cerimon House 5131 Northeast 23rd Avenue Portland, OR, 97211 United States

Here at Cerimon House, we see the labyrinth (an artful visual expression appearing in human history for many thousands of years) as a signature image for our work in the community - especially in these historic times of change and growth.

Our labyrinth is an adaptation of the lesser-known medieval Reims, France path which features five arrival points on the journey. This fascinating path is at once a personal map, a mandala, a crossroads, and a compass. Each month the theme of our walks change,

This month's theme: "The Way Forward" 

Now what? How do we sustain the power and promise of the Women's March, in actual ways...and channel our apprehensions into positive action? How do we keep walking forward while also taking care? 

We invite you to bring those often conflicting feelings of joy, community, hope, anger, fear and anxiety you’ve felt surrounding the election and its aftermath and walk the Cerimon House Labyrinth this weekend. It's a 30 minute action, to cultivate both stillness and focus in these tumultuous times. 

When Angela Davis spoke recently at the University of Maryland, she repeatedly touched-on the importance of taking time from the work of protest to focus on recharging and renewing the spirit and body. For some walking the Labyrinth is a meditation practice. For you it might be different. There is no right or wrong way to “do” it. We invite you to unplug and see what happens. 

Join us on Sunday, Jan. 29th, 1:00pm - 4:30pm via appointment. Book now.

After, stay for tea and...

Write a postcard to your Senator (Action #1 from the Women's March.), or write a letter to yourself about your experience and your hopes. We'll mail your letter to you in 3 months time.) All materials will be provided. 

Walk Logistics: 

Drop-ins are accepted, but priority is given to those who have scheduled appointments. This is an all-inclusive and non-religious activity recommended for ages 10 and up. 

$10 Admission. All proceeds from this fundraiser event benefit Cerimon House's community programming. Thank you for you support.

Note: As this event is a benefit for Cerimon House, no refunds will be offered. However, you can reschedule or cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled walk, or even transfer your use to a friend or family member (just send them during your time slot, and have them check-in under your name.) 

All 2017 DATES:

January 29: The Way Forward  |  February 26: The Epic Journey  |  March 26: The Earth's Ecology   |  April 30: Growth  |  May 28:  Courage   |  June 25: Humor |  July 30: Joy  |  August 27: Mentors  |  September 24: Learning|  October 29: Shadows  |  November 26: Gratitude  |  December 21: Light Is Returning  |  December 31: Resolutions & Hopes