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Labyrinth Summer School: Your Very Own Labyrinth with Lars Howlett and special guest Athena Dugan

  • 17 Jul 2024
  • 9:30 AM (EDT)
  • 18 Jul 2024
  • 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, 1525 Marriotsville Road, Mariottsville, MD 21104
  • 8


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Includes tuition, breakfast and lunch plus retreat center day rate.

Have you dreamed of creating a labyrinth in your living room, backyard, or neighborhood? Whether temporary or permanent, ten feet in diameter or sixty feet wide, develop your toolkit for making labyrinths that benefit any intention or space. Learn how to create the archetypal Classical and Chartres variations quickly and easily using simple materials. Craft a tabletop labyrinth for a home altar or art installation using small objects and make two simple walkable labyrinths. Apply the techniques you learn to design labyrinths for your own workshops, presentations, festivals and projects.

Through inspiring slideshows and video tutorials Lars Howlett (Discover Labyrinths) will share his experience engaging a wide variety of labyrinth settings, materials and audiences to illustrate how small and simple labyrinths can have a big impact. We’ll explore how patterns resonate differently and which are better suited for small spaces, diverse communities, and varying age-ranges and abilities. A special guest will join to share ideas and inspiration for community labyrinths.

You will receive a link to book your accommodation at Bon Secours Conference and Retreat Center once you have registered. A single room is $129 per night and includes meals during the workshop.

Lars Howlett is a leading expert in the design and creation of sacred space for walking meditation, centering prayer, personal healing, conflict resolution and community building. Lars is a practitioner of mindfulness and student of sacred geometry since 2003, experimenting with a wide variety of designs, materials, intentions and settings in his personal and professional projects. Lars was a three year apprentice to Robert Ferre, inheriting the tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum of a master builder. Lars is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator trained by the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. Visit

Athena Dugan is a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator and the Volunteers Chair and Regional Representative for Philadelphia with The Labyrinth Society. Athena creates temporary labyrinths and facilitates walks in the Philadelphia area; her roster includes Philadelphia Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia and South Jersey Pagan Pride Day organization, Kensington community grounds, and more. She has created temporary labyrinths for public and private events. A Mindfulness and Soundbath practitioner, Athena hosts online labyrinth meditation walks and Living Labyrinths, a monthly podcast blog that introduces her listeners to various Labyrinth makers. Athena enjoys crafting handheld labyrinths with air-dry clay, papercrafts, and pyrography.

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We accomplish our mission by training and supporting labyrinth facilitators around the world, and offering meaningful events that promote further understanding of the labyrinth as a tool for personal and community transformation. Our Vision is that the labyrinth experience guides us in developing the higher level of human awareness we need to thrive in the 21st century.

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