THE CREATIVE PATH WALK
Featuring large-scale replicas
of walking labyrinth patterns
including the historic Reims, Chartres,
and other contemplative 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.
SPRING OFFERINGS 2019
Apr. 20 & 21: “Earth’s Ecology” 12pm-4:30pm
SPECIAL MAY SCHEDULE: TUESDAYS
May 7, 14, 21 & 28: “Destinations & Arrivals” 4pm-7:30pm
On May 14th, there are special hours:
the walk is from 3:00pm-6:00pm
and then stay for an Artists Reception at 7:00pm as well.
June 15 & 16: “The Summer Sun” 12pm-4:30pm
June 20: Special Summer Event at 7:00pm
”Solstice: Ceremony & Science”
In the summers, our dates are a bit more spontaneous.
Stay tuned to our outreaches, website, Facebook page,
and other social media.
More information at www.creativepathwalk.org
AUTUMN THEMES 2019
Sept. 21 & 22: “Autumn’s Continuum” 12pm-4:30pm
Oct. 19 & 20: “Charting & Mapmaking” 12pm-4:30pm
Nov. 16 & 17: “A November Amble” 12pm-4:30pm
Dec. 21 & 22: ‘Wintertime Dedications” 12pm-4:30pm
The scheduling of your 30 minute session is easily completed online. There are 8 available slots every 1/2 hour, and there can be up to 8 people on the labyrinth at once, and usually it’s about 4.
The Creative Path Walk is a group meditation that is dynamic and intriguing. 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 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 installed each month 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" 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.
With each installation there is a new theme/motif: artful additions to our labyrinth: prompts & props composed and curated by Artistic Director Randall Stuart. These 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.