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Creative Path Walk: "Gratitude & Thanks"


"Gratitude & Thanks"

Saturday, November 17 & Sunday, November 18

Join us on either day, between 12 Noon - 5:00pm

The Creative Path Walk experience takes 30 minutes total, and “booking a walk” is a nice way to choose your walking time. (Half hour slots are available from 12 noon to 4:30pm for pre-booking.) 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 & restful to watch from above in our balcony, as well.

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.

“Gratitude & Thanks” is the theme
for our Creative Path Walk in November 2018.

Thankfulness is a loving step on any path, and there is a rhythm in so many cultures at this time of year: the end of the bountiful harvest, even as the colder weather arrives. The days grow darker, and we are filled with the musings that the year may have presented. And so: we celebrate, and focus on the natural bounty provided to us by this remarkable planet, all the while thanking this place we call home.

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.

Chosen for the “Best Of….” Portland List in the Willamette Week, 2018.

The 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.