Labyrinth Speakers: The Labyrinth as Spiritual Tool

Labyrinth Speakers: The Labyrinth as Spiritual Tool

Join the Trinity Labyrinth Guild as we discover the benefits of walking the labyrinth and how the labyrinth works as a spiritual tool – with internationally recognized labyrinth and sacred geometry pioneer, Richard Feather Anderson. During the evening, he will explain how to engage in a seven-chakra and Holy Grail meditation that you can use the next time you walk a classic labyrinth, which can help you live in a heart-centered way. We will conclude with a question-and-answer session. Suggested donation: $15, sliding scale. Questions? Contact: Heidi Franklin at

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About the Speaker: Richard Feather Anderson is an internationally recognized pioneer in the revival of feng shui, sacred geometry, and labyrinths and was the design consultant for creating the first permanent Chartres Labyrinth in an American church at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. Richard was also one of the first people in America to talk about walking labyrinths for spiritual development and to develop techniques to lay them out on the ground – starting in the early 1980’s. Richard is on the faculty at the Globe Sound & Consciousness Institute and the Golden Gate Feng Shui School, both located in the San Francisco Bay Area. His writings have been published in Utne Reader, Yoga Journal and hundreds of other magazines and seven books. Learn more at

Labyrinth Speakers: Sacred Time, Sacred Space (Lars Howlett)

Join us as labyrinth builder Lars Howlett considers why labyrinths have increased in awareness and use in recent years. Learn to draw archetypal designs and explore what you hold sacred in your life. Questions? Contact Patricia Newton,

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About the presenter: Lars Howlett (Discover Labyrinths) is a professional designer and master builder of labyrinths specializing in handmade site-specific installations. He is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Certified Advanced Facilitator trained by Lauren Artress at Chartres Cathedral and former apprentice to Master Builder Robert Ferre. Lars creates exact replicas of Classical or Medieval Labyrinths using sacred geometry and firsthand research from historic sites around the world. Whether temporary or permanent, found objects or big budget, improvised or precise, Lars both honors tradition and leads a new generation in creating labyrinths around the globe.

Labyrinth Speakers Bureau: Mysteries of the Labyrinth

Architect Ronald Esquivel joins us to discuss his passion for labyrinth designs based on sacred geometry. He will discuss the energy of number, form and elements, the mystery of labyrinth design and a few of the unique designs he has created. At the end of the presentation, he will lead a finger walk on one of his designs. Register in advance:

About the speaker: Ronald Esquivel has built over 20 unique geometric labyrinths in Costa Rica, including the world’s largest contemporary labyrinth. Most of them are located in universities, schools, and public parks. They are used by groups and individuals for therapy, concentration, creativity and stress management. He has written a book in English on labyrinths: Labyrinth Design and the Energy of its Geometry. He is also a Holistic Balance Instructor, and creator of the personal growth program Biocreation. With over 20 years of experience as a facilitator, he has passionately supported thousands of people to decipher their own growth path and to find their life’s purpose. Learn more at and (English translation available)

Electing Convention

Delegates and clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon will gather at Trinity Cathedral, Portland to elect the 11th Bishop of Oregon.

2020 Trinity Choir Companion Tour to Canterbury and York, UK

Join the Trinity Choir on their choral tour to the UK and experience the wonders of Canterbury and York while hearing the choir sing at Canterbury Cathedral and York Minster.

The Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults will sing in residence for a week each this coming summer at Canterbury Cathedral and York Minster.

The dates of the trip are Monday, 3 August through Tuesday, 18 August, and traveling alongside the choir are a group of companions, drawn from the cathedral parish and from around the diocese. The Very Rev. Nathan LeRud, Dean of the Cathedral, will serve as chaplain to the companions, offering daily classes and meditations.

The choir and companion tours are both being booked by Willamette Travel Agency, and the members of the tour have the option of booking their own flights or traveling on the group flights. Both travel options include hotel stays, bus transfers, admissions to sight-seeing venues and two end-of-residency banquets.

Only a few spaces left! Contact the Tour Coordinator, Ward Nelson at or

Eric Plutz: Vierne’s Organ Symphonies

In honor of the sesquicentennial of the birth of the great French organist-composer Louis Vierne, Princeton University organist Eric Plutz comes to Portland on his North American tour, playing Vierne’s six organ symphonies over two nights.

Trinity Vespers: Organ Recital & Evensong

Liturgical music on the First Sunday of every month, sung by the cathedral choirs. Free & open to the public, regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof).
4:30 pm / Organ Recital: Jackson Borges (All Saints Church, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)
5 pm / Evensong with the Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults

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Virtual Dean’s Bible Study: Reading Other People’s Mail

Trinity Cathedral’s ever-popular Dean’s Bible Study series, Reading Other Peoples’ Mail, resumes May 3, when Dean Nathan LeRud will lead a deep dive into Paul’s Letter to the Romans.

The Zoom Virtual Classroom will require a registration and password, so be sure to sign up in advance:

This class will be Sundays at 9:00 a.m. from May 3 through June 7.

Trinity Vespers: Organ Recital & Evensong

Liturgical music on the First Sunday of every month, sung by the cathedral choirs. Free & open to the public, regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof).
4:30 pm / Organ Recital: Sunghee Kim (Valparaiso University)
5 pm / Evensong with the Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults

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Anti-Racism Training for Faith Leaders

diocesan clergy at a people of faith anti-racism march

Dismantling Racism Workshop: Anti-Racism Training for Leaders of Faith Communities

Especially now, work on justice and inclusion presents itself as an imperative to communities of faith. In the Episcopal Church, one of the ways we live into this mandate to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being” (BCP p.305) is through General Convention resolutions requiring anti-racism training for those in positions of leadership.

All church members are invited and encouraged to participate in anti-racism training offered by the Commission to End Racism.

In the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, all persons serving in the following capacities are required to take anti-racism training sponsored by the Episcopal Church:

  1. Clergy in any form of church ministry
  2. Diocesan Council
  3. Standing Commission
  4. Board of Trustees
  5. Diocesan Staff
  6. Leaders of key diocesan committees and commissions
  7. Convocation Deans and Presidents
  8. Deputies to General Convention

The next Dismantling Racism Workshop offered by the diocesan Commission to End Racism is:

February 29, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Trinity Cathedral
147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 (map link)

Training is $25 (need based scholarships available) and includes lunch.

Click here to register for this training.