A collection of photographs and footpaths created for meditation and healing over five years. I created labyrinths for my wedding in 2005, as a memorial for my grandfather with stones he collected on world travels, and in the sand on walks along the coast of California undergoing divorce. Through love, loss and new beginnings, meditative walks have helped me maintain balance, cultivate inner peace, and continue forth with courage and curiosity on this journey, along an ever unfolding path.
Lars Howlett builds, walks, and photographs labyrinths as a practice in mindfulness. He is a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator having trained with Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. He is an apprentice to master builder Robert Ferre, working and collaborating in creating labyrinths for churches, universities, health centers, retreats, and private residences. In 2011 he traveled to France, Scotland, and Sweden to study the history and spiritual resonance of sacred labyrinth sites. Lars recently published “Steps Along an Unfolding Path” a book of photographs and footpaths he created over six years. He has been an invited speaker at high schools, yoga studios, art galleries, and at Grace Cathedral, as well as the national conferences of the Labyrinth Society. He specializes in the design and installation of outdoor labyrinths, leading workshops and meditative walks in the SF Bay Area and beyond.. .