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Upcoming events

    • 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
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    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. We will explore what it means to construct new directions based on the wisdom our years have  taught us. These explorations will be personal and interpersonal, and we will use 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).  We will also be treated to a classic Argentine Asado (a very wonderful Argentine Barbeque) and be entertained with live authentic music of the culture.  Massage and other body work will be 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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    When we find models of pioneers who have been committed to living a spiritual life, it is best to pause and reflect upon their lives. Teresa of Avila, mystic, author, founder of 17 convents, is one of the most devout and well known of the Christian mystics. Carl Jung, a modern day mystic struggled with his Christianity and had an important impact on Western culture. Both used images and metaphors that described the spiritual journey. We will revisit these descriptions as we find our own images that describe our personal journey to the Divine; that is, to enlarge our compassion for ourselves and others and find a way to be of service to the world.


    Suggested Readings:


    On the topic:


    Spiritual Pilgrims by John Welch

    The Carmelite Way by John W. Welch


    On Chartres Cathedral: 


    The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball Chartres by Malcolm Miller On the Labyrinth: Walking a Sacred Path by Lauren Artress

    The Sacred Path Companion by Lauren Artress

    Praying the Labyrinth by Jill Geoffrion

    • 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

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

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    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
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    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
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    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
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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 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
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    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
    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
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    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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