Lars Howlett builds, walks, and photographs labyrinths as a practice in mindfulness. He is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator having trained with the leader of the labyrinth movement, Lauren Artress, at at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. For three years he was the apprentice to master builder Robert Ferre, learning the art of sacred geometry and his methods to create exact replicas of Classical and Medieval patterns. In 2015 he was promoted to Journeyman Labyrinth Designer and Builder, launching Discover Labyrinths LLC based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now in semi-retirement, Robert Ferre handed on his custom tools and design/building curriculum to Lars.
Now leading a new generation in building and walking labyrinths, Lars is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher, sharing his experiments and experience through workshops, leading tours, and creating sacred spaces for individuals and institutions. He has been an invited speaker at schools, yoga studios, art galleries, and at Grace Cathedral, as well as at the 2011-2016 conferences of the Labyrinth Society (TLS). He was invited to become a TLS board member and now chairs the Web/Social Media committees and organizes World Labyrinth Day - a global event on the first Saturday in May.
Lars designs and builds labyrinths for universities, offices, churches, health centers, retreats, and private residences. Past clients in California include Sofia University (Palo Alto), Bonny Doon Vineyard (Santa Cruz), the Friends of the SF Public Library, Sophia's Sanctuary (Petaluma), Sonoma Mountain Village (Santa Rosa), La Costa Glen Retirement Community (Carlsbad) and St. John Vianney Church (Walnut Creek). He specializes in the design and installation of temporary and permanent labyrinths, leading workshops and meditative walks in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond.
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