Breakout Session Proposal for Wisdom 2.0
In the excitement and chaos of life, work, or a conference, it can be hard to find time or a place for deep thinking and self-reflection. Recently rediscovered, the labyrinth is an ancient search tool that creates space for setting an intention and practicing mindfulness. Meditative walking helps to cultivate peace, focus, and inner wisdom through the metaphorical journey of finding one’s self at the center.
In this breakout session participants will share in the experience of walking a canvas or masking tape labyrinth and view framed photographs of historic and modern designs. The value of establishing sacred space, setting an intention, and taking time for self-reflection will be the focus of this experiential workshop. Opportunities and examples for creating temporary and permanent labyrinths at work, home, or in public settings will be discussed.
Lars Howlett – a labyrinth facilitator and designer who has studied with historians, builders, and spiritual leaders in the labyrinth movement, will lead this breakout session. Lars has created labyrinths for Bonny Doon Winery, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and atop Bernal Heights in San Francisco. He facilitates monthly candlelit walks at Grace Cathedral. To view his photographs and footpaths see discoverlabyrinths.com and facebook.com/biomorphicdotorg.