Cerimon House proudly presents
our signature community programming:
CREATIVE PATH WALK
Featuring large-scale replicas of contemplative walking labyrinth patterns,
including the historic Reims & Chartres DESIGNS
Recognized On "The Best of 2018…" List of the Willamette Week publication
* FEATURED IN PANEL SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS AT THE LABYRINTH SOCIETY NATIONAL conference 2018
* featured in Portland Monthly's Health & Wellness section,
The Star News, the Concordia News, The Oregonian, and more.
THE ART OF THE WALK - An Exhibit
(Special Tuesdays in July)
As part of our “Time Together” Tuesdays - featuring open house hours and semi-permanent art exhibits - we will be featuring “The Art of the Walk” which is a visitation to some of the spectacular props & prompts that have been featured on the Creative Path Walk over its three years. And upon occasion, we will also be laying-out our beautiful 22 ft. Chartres pattern, so that you might also have a spontaneous journey. Stop-in for “Time Together” Tuesdays (4:00pm-7:30pm)
AUTUMN/WINTER THEMES 2019
Sept. 21 & 22: “Lifelong Learning” 12pm-4:30pm
Oct. 19 & 20: “Home & Harvest” 12pm-4:30pm
Nov. 16 & 17: “Returning The Thanks” 12pm-4:30pm
Dec. 21 & 22: “The Light of Winter” 12pm-4:30pm
Jan. 1: “Hopes & Resolutions” 1pm-6pm
The scheduling of your 30 minute session is easily completed online, or drop-in. There are 8 available slots every 1/2 hour.
It is a group meditation that is dynamic and intriguing: made even more special with sound and lights. The experience is contemplative, and is suggested for those aged 9 and above.
finding the way forward...
Labyrinths have intrigued human populations since antiquity, and Cerimon House offers a contemporary and interactive adaptation of the historic patterns from Reims & Chartres 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...
These 33 ft. sq. designs are installed on the floor of our main auditorium, and feature arrival points on the journey. We create an immersive experience, featuring sound, lights, and three dimensional "way stations" where you may stop briefly, and contemplate. The walk takes 30 minutes, and we encourage you to then stay with us, to sip tea and decompress. (You might think of it as a personal map, or as a large-scale compass.)
With each installation there is a new theme/motif: these are artful additions: prompts & props composed and curated by Artistic Director Randall Stuart. The monthly themes provide further reflection on the greater human journey. Traversing the pattern is an activity that allows you to unplug, focus, restore, and recalibrate.