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Creative Path Walk: "Wintertime & Resolutions"


"Wintertime & Resolutions"
Friday, Dec. 21 - Saturday, Dec. 22 - Sunday, Dec. 23
Join us on these days, between 12 Noon - 4:30pm

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.

“Wintertime & Resolutions” is the theme for our Creative Path Walk in December 2018. At the time of the Solstice, our hemisphere officially transitions into Winter, and the days begin to grow longer. People, creatures, and plants set their sights on the future news of Spring. Our Creative Path Walk pattern & design is perfect for setting your intentions for the new year: those personal hopes & resolutions. This will be a deeply artful and thought provoking installation, lit almost entirely in candlelight. Join us on the journey.

The Creative Path Walk experience takes 30 minutes total, and pre-booking is a way to choose your preferred time. (Half hour slots are available from 12 noon to 4:30pm.) Walk-ins (between 12 noon to 4:30pm) are also welcome, and there is usually no more than a ten minute wait in that case, and it’s enjoyable to watch from above in our balcony.

The Walk on our 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.
The experience is contemplative, and is recommended for those age 9 and up.
Happily, it is a cellphone and camera-free zone.

The monthly event is open to the public, and donations are most welcome, as the proceeds benefit all of our nonprofit organization's
programming and community offerings, including this activity.

Featured on the “Best Of…” List of the Willamette Week, 2018.

The Cerimon House Creative Path Walk has been featured in the press: look for the articles in Portland Monthly Magazine (the Wellness Section of the online version), The Star News, and The Concordia News.  

Earlier Event: December 9
Community Conversation: Home Place
Later Event: January 13
"Gallery of Souls" Opening & Reception