THE CREATIVE PATH WALK
Featuring a replica of the unique Reims, France
Recognized in "The Best of 2018" List of the Willamette Week publication,
and featured in Portland Monthly's Health & Wellness section, The Star News, and the Concordia News.
October 20 & 21: LIGHT & SHADOW Noon-4pm
November 17 & 18: GRATITUDE Noon-4pm
December 15 & 16: LIGHT IS RETURNING Noon-4pm
December 30 & 31: HOPES & RESOLUTIONS Noon-4pm
January 19 & 20: WAYFINDING Noon-4pm
February 16 & 17: CONCORD Noon-4pm
March 16 & 17: SPRING SEEDS Noon-4pm
April 20 & 21: EARTH'S ECOLOGY Noon-4pm
May 18 & 19: CHAPTERS & SIGNPOSTS Noon-4pm
June 15 & 16: FREEDOM'S PATH Noon-4pm
The scheduling of your 30 minute session is easily completed online. (There are 8 available slots every 1/2 hour.)
The Creative Path Walk experience is suggested for those age 10 and above.
The $10 suggested donation goes towards the ongoing works of our nonprofit organization, and to the production and installation of the labyrinth each month.
finding the way forward...
Labyrinths have intrigued human populations since antiquity, and Cerimon House offers a contemporary and interactive adaptation of the historic pattern from Reims, France for the local Portland, Oregon community to traverse in a meaningful and meditative walk once a month.
You can't get lost on a labyrinth (unlike mazes which are designed to amaze-or-confuse) - there is only a forward path and an arrival point at the center. It is both intriguing and fun for those who are new to the experience, and familiar to well-practiced walkers.
A REMARKABLE PATH TO TRAVERSE...
This 33 ft. sq. design is on the floor of our main auditorium, and features five arrival points on the journey. (You might think of it as a personal map, or as a large-scale compass.) We create an immersive experience, featuring sound, lights, and three dimensional "way stations" (stop briefly, and contemplate.) The walk takes 30 minutes, and we encourage you to then stay with us, to sip tea and to decompress.
With each installation there is a new theme/motif: artful additions to our labyrinth (prompts & props, composed and curated by Artistic Director Randall Stuart) providing further reflection on the greater human journey. Traversing the pattern is an activity that allows you to unplug, focus, restore and recalibrate.
* This is a community activity offered on the third Saturday & Sunday of each month...and our extremely popular New Years Eve Day "Hopes & Resolutions" walk...as well as occasional additional special dates listed in advance.