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Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • 01 Nov 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, Petaluma, CA
    "We lose our way to find our way", Lauren Artress is fond of saying. Perhaps no better example of this can be found than the great Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, whose own midlife descent and unravelling sowed the seeds for profound transformation. During his midlife descent, he opened his intuitive life through drawing, painting and dialoguing with his imagination; the results eventually coalesced to become the foundations of Depth Psychology. Join cultural historian and mythologist Kayleen Asbo for a passionate look at the themes of stepping into mystery, turning towards the unknown and listening for the inner voice of the depths using both the labyrinth and the Red Book of Carl Jung as guides.
    • 07 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Church of St. Jude and the Nativity, 203 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
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    Join journeyman labyrinth builder and professional photographer Lars Howlett for an inspiring and insightful artist's talk reflecting on ten year's of experiments and explorations along life's winding path. Learn the principles for creating sacred space and how intention, design, proportions, materials, site, and alignment benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it. Sharing stories and a slideshow from his personal projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world, Lars brings his passion for labyrinth design and building to the east coast for the first time in this presentation of encouragement for others to discover labyrinths for themselves. Presented as a two part lecture followed by a question and answer period, Lars provides this introduction and overview on the eve of a full day experiential workshop the following day.

    For more about Lars and to view examples of his work visit:
    www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com
    www.Facebook.com/DiscoverLabyrinths


    Lars Howlett


    Lars Howlett is a holistic and intuitive labyrinth builder who specializes in creating site-specific labyrinths using natural materials. He designs, builds and walks labyrinths as a practice in mindfulness, setting intention and connecting with the present moment. Past projects include a ‘literal labyrinth’ of used books for the SF Poetry Festival, a labyrinth of shoes on the theme of immigration, and a labyrinth of coconuts in Puerto Rico. He is the apprentice to master builder Robert Ferre and a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Lars leads workshops and meditative walks in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Visit http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com



    • 07 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 08 Nov 2014
    • 11:00 AM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

    The Women’s Dream Quest offers women the rare opportunity to spend the night in the sacred space of Grace Cathedral.


    We gather together for our yearly autumn Quest to dream for the Earth. We will listen to her wisdom and her need. Our time together in the sacred circle of women will be focused on how we can be her voice, how we can become Mothers of the World.

    Come, wake up with us in Grace!
    • 08 Nov 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    • Church of St. Jude and the Nativity, 203 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
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    Learn to draw and build temporary labyrinths in this experiential workshop exploring historical designs, sacred geometry, and contemporary ideas and improvisations. Lars will demonstrate and discuss methods for creating labyrinth installations using found objects and inexpensive materials. Using easy to follow 'seed patterns' learn to draw classical designs and what defines different patterns from around the world. See the tools and techniques for creating exact replicas of ancient archetypes and ideas and inspiration for creating your own unique and custom interpretations. Drawing on his studies with Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals and his apprenticeship with master builder Robert Ferre, Lars weaves spiritual and technical philosophies into a holistic approach that is both open minded and accessible. Students will receive a workbook of designs, theories, seed patterns, ideas, and inspiration with first hand experiences drawing and designing alone and in groups.

    For more about Lars and to view examples of his work visit:


    Lars Howlett


    Lars Howlett is a holistic and intuitive labyrinth builder who specializes in creating site-specific labyrinths using natural materials. He designs, builds and walks labyrinths as a practice in mindfulness, setting intention and connecting with the present moment. Past projects include a ‘literal labyrinth’ of used books for the SF Poetry Festival, a labyrinth of shoes on the theme of immigration, and a labyrinth of coconuts in Puerto Rico. He is the apprentice to master builder Robert Ferre and a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Lars leads workshops and meditative walks in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Visit http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com



    Learn to draw and build temporary labyrinths in this experiential workshop exploring historical designs, sacred geometry, and contemporary ideas and improvisations. Lars will demonstrate and discuss methods for creating labyrinth installations using found objects and inexpensive materials. Using easy to follow 'seed patterns' learn to draw classical designs and what defines different patterns from around the world. See the tools and techniques for creating exact replicas of ancient archetypes and ideas and inspiration for creating your own unique and custom interpretations. Drawing on his studies with Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals and his apprenticeship with master builder Robert Ferre, Lars weaves spiritual and technical philosophies into a holistic approach that is both open minded and accessible. Students will receive a workbook of designs, theories, seed patterns, ideas, and inspiration with first hand experiences drawing and designing alone and in groups.

    For more about Lars and to view examples of his work visit:
    www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com
    www.Facebook.com/DiscoverLabyrinths
    Learn to draw and build temporary labyrinths in this experiential workshop exploring historical designs, sacred geometry, and contemporary ideas and improvisations. Lars will demonstrate and discuss methods for creating labyrinth installations using found objects and inexpensive materials. Using easy to follow 'seed patterns' learn to draw classical designs and what defines different patterns from around the world. See the tools and techniques for creating exact replicas of ancient archetypes and ideas and inspiration for creating your own unique and custom interpretations. Drawing on his studies with Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals and his apprenticeship with master builder Robert Ferre, Lars weaves spiritual and technical philosophies into a holistic approach that is both open minded and accessible. Students will receive a workbook of designs, theories, seed patterns, ideas, and inspiration with first hand experiences drawing and designing alone and in groups.

    For more about Lars and to view examples of his work visit:
    www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com
    www.Facebook.com/DiscoverLabyrinths
    Learn to draw and build temporary labyrinths in this experiential workshop exploring historical designs, sacred geometry, and contemporary ideas and improvisations. Lars will demonstrate and discuss methods for creating labyrinth installations using found objects and inexpensive materials. Using easy to follow 'seed patterns' learn to draw classical designs and what defines different patterns from around the world. See the tools and techniques for creating exact replicas of ancient archetypes and ideas and inspiration for creating your own unique and custom interpretations. Drawing on his studies with Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals and his apprenticeship with master builder Robert Ferre, Lars weaves spiritual and technical philosophies into a holistic approach that is both open minded and accessible. Students will receive a workbook of designs, theories, seed patterns, ideas, and inspiration with first hand experiences drawing and designing alone and in groups.

    For more about Lars and to view examples of his work visit:
    www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com
    www.Facebook.com/DiscoverLabyrinths
    Learn to draw and build temporary labyrinths in this experiential workshop exploring historical designs, sacred geometry, and contemporary ideas and improvisations. Lars will demonstrate and discuss methods for creating labyrinth installations using found objects and inexpensive materials. Using easy to follow 'seed patterns' learn to draw classical designs and what defines different patterns from around the world. See the tools and techniques for creating exact replicas of ancient archetypes and ideas and inspiration for creating your own unique and custom interpretations. Drawing on his studies with Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals and his apprenticeship with master builder Robert Ferre, Lars weaves spiritual and technical philosophies into a holistic approach that is both open minded and accessible. Students will receive a workbook of designs, theories, seed patterns, ideas, and inspiration with first hand experiences drawing and designing alone and in groups.

    For more about Lars and to view examples of his work visit:
    www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com
    www.Facebook.com/DiscoverLabyrinths
    • 11 Nov 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    Join Lauren Artress and Catherine Anderson to learn more about the SoulCollage® process and how it can be used with the labyrinth. SoulCollage® uses images as a way to access our unconscious and our inner wisdom, and is a tool for integration after a labyrinth walk. The process allows participants to stay in their intuitive right brain as they express their experience by choosing images torn from magazines and collaging these on a card. No artistic skills are required for the process. Once the card is complete, we work mindfully with the images in a way similar to that of working with a dream. This can be a powerful and meaningful experience as what is hidden bubbles up from within our depths.
    • 14 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, OH
    To register, visit

    We are living in a “hinge” time; a time when things are changing so quickly that every institution is struggling to keep up, including traditional religious institutions. Many of us continue to attend but feel restless and undernourished so we augment our spiritual growth through a variety of avenues. Others of us have given up all together and have decided to go our own way spiritually. Either way, this puts much responsibility on each of us to “do our own work” through a chosen spiritual practice. Walking the labyrinth is a practice gaining international recognition for its ability to help us reflect, pray, release, address psycho-spiritual issues and find perspective.

    This lecture will address the times we live in, finding a spiritual practice and specific applications that can be used with the labyrinth. We will address forgiveness, healing of memories, and ritual uses for gratitude and grief. Please join us.

    For more information, please email  spiritualformation@dohio.org
     

    Accommodation:


    Veriditas has negotiated a special daily room rate of $99 plus tax at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115 which is near Trinity Cathedral. This rate is only available until October 14th and subject to availability using the code TCL at 1-866-327-1505 or by using this link.

    • 14 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 15 Nov 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • Unity Temple, Oak Park, IL

    Price: $165.00 (Earlybird price of $150.00 expires November 1st)


    For more information or to register:


    • 15 Nov 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, OH
    To register, visit

    The Labyrinth is a place where mind/body and spirit integration can occur, but this process is different within each of us. How much are we "embodied"? How much does our mind run things; chattering away because it is afraid of silence? What nourishes your spirit? Inspires you and strengthens you along the path?

    This workshop contains lecture and discussion, small group processes and walking the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth to move us toward integration. Each participant will be invited to focus through journaling on what longs to be explored and integrated into our life's path.

    For more information, please contact spiritualformation@dohio.org

    Accommodation:


    Veriditas has negotiated a special daily room rate of $99 plus tax at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115 which is near Trinity Cathedral. This rate is only available until October 14th and subject to availability using the code TCL at 1-866-327-1505 or by using this link.

    • 17 Nov 2014
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 18 Nov 2014
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, OH
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    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required.
     
    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    Interested in having Lauren Artress lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.

    Accommodation:


    Veriditas has negotiated a special daily room rate of $99 plus tax at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115 which is near Trinity Cathedral. This rate is only available until October 14th and subject to availability using the code TCL at 1-866-327-1505 or by using this link.

    • 19 Nov 2014
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • 21 Nov 2014
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • The Gathering Place, The Arnold & Sydell Miller Family Campus, 23300 Commerce Park, Beachwood, Ohio 44122

    OPEN ONLY TO CERTIFIED FACILITATORS


    Advanced Training is an advanced leadership and skill-building workshop for Veriditas Facilitators with at least one year of experience facilitating labyrinth activities.

    If you are a Certified Facilitator, you are on a select list for this invitation to attend the Veriditas Advanced Training. You have been certified, and we hope you have continued to work with the labyrinth over time. We deeply appreciate your work.

    One of our goals is to bring community around your work. Over the years facilitators have requested further training. We have responded by developing the Advanced Facilitator Training that covers:
    • The Art of Story Telling
    • Handling Media wisely
    • Enhancing Small Group Process Skills
    • Video taping your presentations for feedback
    • And much more.

    For more information, and to register, click here.



    • 16 Jan 2015
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • 17 Jan 2015
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Pasadena Community Church, St. Petersburg, Florida

    SAVE THE DATE! 

    Watch for more details to come. Will serve as qualifying workshop for Facilitator Training in Naples, FL the following weekend.

    • 22 Jan 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples, Florida
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    Kay brings her lifetime of music experience into an event of creating beautiful music on the labyrinth and for honoring the grace of silence. Providing a safe haven, she invites all into an experiential opportunity for receiving the rhythms and sounds around us, trusting your own voice, making music and learning melodies for the labyrinth walk.


    The workshop will conclude with an evening music-on-the-labyrinth vespers and walk on the beautiful outdoor labyrinth under the stars weather permitting.


    See your confirmation email for important travel and hotel information.



    • 23 Jan 2015
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 24 Jan 2015
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples, Florida

    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.


    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. check event listings for Naples or St. Petersburg qualifying workshops.



    For information about lodging in Naples, FL, contact Kathe Rhinesmith at klrglobal@aol.com

    Interested in having Kay Mutert lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.


    • 29 Jan 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Paddington Uniting Church, 395 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW 2021 Australia

    Lauren Artress presents the fascinating history of the labyrinth and the story of how she came to work with the labyrinth. 


    The labyrinth, a spiral pathway, can be symbolic of our path in life. It is a way to nourish our inner world. It is not a maze, designed to confuse us, but a flowing path inviting a mystical experience.

    $20 at the door.

    For more information, please contact Emily Simpson at emily@foxground.net

    • 30 Jan 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Sydney, Australia
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    Lauren Artress presents the fascinating history of the labyrinth and the story of how she came to work with the labyrinth. 


    The labyrinth, a spiral pathway, can be symbolic of our path in life. It is a way to nourish our inner world. It is not a maze, designed to confuse us, but a flowing path inviting a mystical experience.

    For more information, please contact Emily Simpson at emily@foxground.net
     

    • 31 Jan 2015
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • 01 Feb 2015
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Sydney, Australia
    • 8
    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required.    

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.
     
    Interested in learning more about Lauren Artress or having her lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.
    • 20 Feb 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • 21 Feb 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
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    As a culture, we have begun to seek, retrieve and integrate the feminine, receptive archetype. We search for both the female images of the major spiritual traditions and the qualities of feminine archetype: receptivity, inclusivity, and fierce compassion. We long to see her face in our churches and in our traditions. 


    Join us to explore the feminine face of the sacred down through history. Through lectures, meditations, writing practice, ritual and music, we will seek Her face. Each evening we will conclude our exploration with a private candlelit labyrinth walk in the glorious nave of Grace Cathedral. You will be encouraged to explore your pilgrim's soul and understand how the inspiration of this holy place can help in your search for the sacred and nourish your spirit.

    Historic Grace Cathedral located atop Nob Hill honors feminine faces that have nourished people for centuries. Along with depictions of Mother Mary, the Icon of Mary Magdalene by Robert Lenz, dedicated to the installation of Barbara Harris as the first woman bishop in the United States, the murals that capture Hildegard of Bingen and Julian of Norwich as well as the last window to be installed in this cathedral—the Birth of Creation—serve as symbols of sacred feminine.


    Be our guest in the beauty and grandeur of Grace Cathedral as we explore the Feminine Face of the Sacred.
    • 23 Feb 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Feb 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
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    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    Interested in having Lauren Artress lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.
    • 13 Mar 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • The Trinity Centre, 5 Church Street, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3EX
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    Through contemplative stillness and movement we will explore the labyrinth as a place for deepening our awareness of our self and the Sacred.

    There will be time for journaling, small group sharing
    and simple colour work as well as chance to walk a labyrinth
    alone with others.

    The Workshop will begin at 9.30am with registration and
    finish at 4.00pm.

    Will serve as a qualifying workshop for the Facilitator Training on the following two days (14-15 March).

    Registration Fee
    The registration fee is $120.00 (£70.00) / early bird rate $100 (£60.00 before November 1st 2014. This includes lunch and refreshments during the workshop.

    Need more information? Contact Di Williams at diwilliams.labyrinth@gmail.com

    Accommodation is not included.

    You will need to book your own B&B and Evening Meal accommodation. (There are several places to eat in the evening if you only book B&B.) Try the East Lothian Tourist Board for lists of B&B’s.

    Please book early, particularly if you are not traveling by car, so that you find accommodation in or very near to Haddington itself.

    Public Transport from Edinburgh: Buses take under an hour.

    To download a flyer for this workshop, please click here.

    • 14 Mar 2015
    • 9:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • 15 Mar 2015
    • 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • The Trinity Centre, 5 Church Street, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3EX
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    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.
     
    Interested in having Di Williams lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.

    Accommodation is not included.

    You will need to book your own B&B and Evening Meal accommodation. (There are several places to eat in the evening if you only book B&B.) Try the East Lothian Tourist Board for lists of B&B’s.

    Please book early, particularly if you are not traveling by car, so that you find accommodation in or very near to Haddington itself.

    Public Transport from Edinburgh: Buses take under an hour.

    To download a flyer for this Facilitator Training and the pre-qualifying workshop, please click here.

    • 22 Mar 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • 28 Mar 2015
    • 10:30 AM
    • Alla Arriba Retreat Center, La Falda, Argentina
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    In a little town called La Falda, Argentina, there is retreat center called Alla Arriba dedicated to supporting people seeking to know the truth of their personal and spiritual path. Veriditas first came to know of La Falda when we were invited to come build a Legacy Labyrinth in the town square.  This extraordinary experience opened up a new connection for Veriditas and a very special place for gatherings and retreats.


    In March of 2015, a men’s retreat will be held for 10 men to explore making the last half of their lives meaningful and filled with purpose. Using the labyrinth as a template for our work, men will have a chance to talk about what life has meant, how meaning has changed with time and when looking ahead how to define and take charge of our path for the second half of life.


    The experience will include discussion with one another of what life has been up to this time. What it means to construct new directions based on the wisdom the years we have experienced has taught us. There will be interpersonal explorations, and the use of reading materials to stimulate thought.  We will walk the labyrinth at the Retreat Center as well as the one built in the town square. There will be time to hike and explore the land. There will be opportunities to participate in a Temazcal Ceremony (the Argentine equivalent to a sweat lodge).  There will also be a classic Argentine Asado (a very wonderful Argentine Barbeque). Participants will also be entertained with live authentic music of the culture.  Massage and other body work is available for an additional cost. 


    Led by seasoned therapist and Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator, Milton Woolley, MFT, the retreat is designed as one of self-discovery and self-exploration in a unique and beautiful place in the “skirt” of the Andes.


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    Milton Woolley, Marriage, Family Therapist has been working with youth, couples and individuals for 40 years. He has directed a youthful offender’s diversion clinic for 8 years in the beginning of his career and been in private practice for 32 years a good portion of which was dedicated to work with men’s issues. As he approaches his 71st year of life he has developed a keen interest in the lack of meaningful rites of passage for men over 50 years of age in our culture. There is a deep need to define purpose, forms of creativity and meaning in these later years.

    (For more information about Milton Woolley visit: chinnstreetcounseling.com)
     
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    Discover Alla Arriba
    Open since 2009, Alla Arriba may be one of the best-kept secrets in Argentina. It is located in the charming village of La Falda, outside of Cordoba, the second largest city in Argentina.
    It is a unique and surprisingly affordable educational retreat center designed specifically to meet the needs of workshop leaders and their participants.


    Infused with the warmth of the Argentinean culture, the center provides a sense of calm and community for guests, often hosting just one group at a time so participants quickly feel relaxed and at home in a destination a world away.


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    Registration is $2199 (all inclusive once you arrive at the airport in Cordoba, Argentina on Sunday - includes 6 nights of lodging in a single room, Dinner on Sunday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday-Friday, and breakfast on Saturday.  Ground transportation to and from the Corboda, Argentina airport to the Alla Arriba Retreat Center.  Termazcal Ceremony,  Argentian Asado, local live music, as well as other local adventures. Labyrinth walking.)  Various body work sessions available for additional cost. 
    • 18 May 2015
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 22 May 2015
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
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    SAVE THE DATE: More information coming soon!

    • 23 May 2015
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 24 May 2015
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
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    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required.


    Interested in having Lauren Artress lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.





    • 25 May 2015
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 29 May 2015
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
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    A Walking a Sacred Path Pilgrimage with renowned author of "The Art of Pilgrimage" Phil Cousineau


    Join us for a Chartres-inspired interweaving of spiritual creativity within the container of pilgrimage. Using creative and pilgrimage metaphors and exercises to encourage creativity, we will aim to stoke the fires of the imagination. We will explore the inner territories that can open through traveling and discover the spiritual place in the imagination that can become more accessible to us when on pilgrimage.

    Our time in this Veriditas Walking A Sacred Path Pilgrimage (hosted by Lauren Artress) starts with an opening reception on Monday, followed by seminar time with Phil Tuesday through Friday mornings. There is also time daily for small group break out sessions to process the experience with each other. Mid-day rest time is followed by tours of the Cathedral and the Crypt on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The week builds to the once in a life-time experience on that Wednesday with a private candlelit walk on the ancient and beautiful labyrinth in the Cathedral with live medieval music. This is preceded by an orientation to the Chartres Labyrinth by Lauren Artress. Friday includes an art altar project and a reception and celebratory dinner together.


    PHIL COUSINEAU is a freelance writer, documentary filmmaker, independent scholar, worldwide lecturer, storyteller, and creativity consultant. His life-long fascination with the art, literature, and history of culture has taken him on many journeys around the world. He lectures frequently on a wide range of topics--from mythology, film, and writing, to beauty, travel, sports, and creativity. His thirty plus published works include several bestsellers, such as The Art of Pilgrimage, The Hero’s Journey: the Life and Work of Joseph Campbell, Stoking the Creative Fires, and Once and Future Myths. His most recent books include The Art of Travel Journal, The Oldest Story in the World, and Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement and Reconciliation, which is now being used to help returning war veterans and prisoners, and Burning the Midnight Oil which was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

    Cousineau also has over twenty documentary film credits including The Hero’s Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell, Ecological Design, Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey, and Forever Activists: Stories from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, which was nominated, in 1991, for an Academy Award.

    Cousineau grew up just outside of Detroit, once known as the "Paris of the Midwest," where he moonlighted in a steel factory while studying journalism at the University of Detroit. He has been invited to lecture at distinguished venues such as the University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University; Syracuse University, Pacifica Graduate Institute; the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, the American Film Institute, and the TEDx Conference, in San Jose.

    Since 2009, Cousineau has been the host and cowriter of the much-acclaimed series "Global Spirit," which is currently running on PBS and is presented each week by John Cleese. The journalist Bill Moyers has written, "The discussions on the 'Global Spirit' series are sorely needed in this dispirited and disenchanted world. In many ways it is more important than journalism today." Cousineau is also a guest host on the legendary radio series “New Dimensions Radio,” which is broadcast on over 300 stations across the country.

    He is a Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, a Board Member of Sacred Sites International, and a member of the Author’s Guild. He lives with his family on Telegraph Hill, in San Francisco.

    The link to book accommodation for this Pilgrimage will be available soon.

    • 26 Jun 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Calgary, Canada

    SAVE THE DATE! 

    More Information to follow.
    • 27 Jun 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Calgary, Canada

    SAVE THE DATE!

    More information to follow.


    A one-day workshop to experience the labyrinth with Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress. This workshop is open to the public (pre-registration required) and also serves as a qualifying workshop for those who wish to take the Facilitator Training program.



    • 28 Jun 2015
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 29 Jun 2015
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Calgary, Canada
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    SAVE THE DATE!

    Registration opens soon.

    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required.       

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.
     
    Interested in learning more about Lauren or having her lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.
    • 17 Jul 2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • 18 Jul 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • Earthrise Retreat Center (IONS),101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 59

    SAVE THE DATE! 

    Watch for Registration to open.


    Renew your call to labyrinth work... Return to the Land of your Soul...Rejoice in our community...Recommit to the work of Veriditas


    The Veriditas Board of Directors is convening the Third Annual Veriditas Community Gathering.

    We may be new to the labyrinth, or it may have been years since our first transforming walk. Either way, many of us feel the call to be part of the labyrinth community. To connect in a soul-nourishing circle of like-minded and like-hearted folk.

    We invite you to answer the call -- to join our circle at the Veriditas Community Gathering. We’re putting together an event you won’t want to miss!

    The Gathering will unfold over a two day period starting at 2:00 pm on Friday and ending Saturday.

    Join us for a retreat to "rolling hills of California" - spend two nights in a single room enjoying fresh, organic California cuisine with like-minded labyrinth lovers in community - or stay off campus and sign up for the two days of dinners and lunch. 
    • 23 Aug 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • 28 Aug 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Iona, Scotland
    • 19
    The beautiful little isle of Iona, Scotland, known as a place of pilgrimage for seekers over the centuries, provides the setting for a modern day pilgrimage for reflection, meditation and renewal of spirit.

    Join us in a place and time to reflect on the lives of early Celtic figures in a space of historical mystery and meaning in the natural rhythms of day and night, as each participant reflects on our own journeys, our connections with land, mystery and meaning. We need time-out and time-in sacred space, for the healing formation of living in today's world. We will share chant and silence, reflection and renewal, walks and talks in the ancient paths and shores of Iona.

    Together we share the journey of labyrinth to enfold our time here: One day pilgrimage walk to south shore stone labyrinth on Columba's bay, site of Columba's first step on Iona. We will also create our own creation of temporary seaweed labyrinth on north shore, to walk then be taken back into the sea. Each are reminders of our journey of life in this liminal setting of history.

    Join us for this journey to a thin place, that you might revisit the turns of your own life and your place in the calling of the world today.

    As it takes a half day to travel within Scotland to Iona, it is recommended that you plan to arrive in Iona on Sunday afternoon. Our opening session will be on Sunday evening.

    Will be followed by Veriditas Facilitator Training on August 28, and 29. Pre-registration now open.

    Accommodation and Meals are an additional charge.
    • 29 Aug 2015
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 30 Aug 2015
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Iona, Scotland
    • 21

    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.


    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. 



    Interested in having Kay Mutert lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.


    • 07 Sep 2015
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 11 Sep 2015
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 40

    SAVE THE DATE: More information coming soon!

    • 12 Sep 2015
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 13 Sep 2015
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 25
    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required.


    Interested in having Lauren Artress lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.





    • 13 Sep 2015
    • (EDT)
    • 19 Sep 2015 (EDT)
    • Mavillette, Nova Scotia
    Like a River Flows: The Way of Creative Expression

    Using a line from a John O'Donohue poem, Kay leads you into the realm of unfolding the "aha!" surprise of the creative process.

    The labyrinth provides a place for being open to re-igniting your creative self or that of your community.

    For information on registration, please contact Grace Amirault at grace@pathadventures.com
    • 14 Sep 2015
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 18 Sep 2015
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 40

    SAVE THE DATE: More information coming soon!

    • 19 Sep 2015
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 20 Sep 2015
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Nova Scotia, Canada
    • 24

    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.


    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. 



    Interested in having Kay Mutert lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.


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Veriditas is dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal 
through the labyrinth experience.

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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