ABOUT VERIDITAS

Veriditas is a 501c3 non profit incorporated in the State of California in 1995 by Lauren Artress. The word "Veriditas" originated with Hildegard of Bingen and means "the greening power of life".

Our Mission: Veriditas is dedicated to inspiring transformation 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 contemplative practice for personal and community transformation.

Our Vision:  In our vision, the labyrinth is a symbol of wholeness, a contemplative path of peace and the foundation of a practice that calls diverse populations to walk together as one.  Through the labyrinth, we can develop the higher level of human and spiritual awareness we need to effect personal and planetary change.

Our Values: We carry out our work in accordance with the following values:

  • Connection:  We foster connection marked by inclusivity and openness.
  • Transformation:  Building on a strong foundation of spirit and faith, we support the growth and development that leads to the transformation of individuals and communities.
  • Communication:  We strive to give and receive accurate, open, honest and clear communication.  We aspire to transparency and participation when making decisions about our organization.
  • Expansiveness:  We believe in an expansive, flexible and resilient approach to our work and our relationships.
  • Spirituality:  We value the spiritual dimension of each human being and welcome followers of all religions and belief systems.
  • Integrity:  We are responsible in our actions and earn the trust of those we serve through the stewardship of the organization, its participants, and the labyrinth.
  • Service:  We aspire to excellence in our programming - workshops, pilgrimages and trainings - and endeavor to align our actions with our mission, vision and values.


Our participants report that the labyrinth:

  • "Opens my heart"
  • "Centers and grounds me"
  • "Helps me know that there is a pattern of organization at work in the chaos of the current world"
  • "Receives my grief and pain and allows for its release"
  • "Connects me to that which is greater than me"
  • "Gives me creative insight to solve the problem I'm working on"
  • "Balances my energy"
  • "Revitalizes me to take on the rest of my life"
  • "Connects me with others walking"
  • "Is my path of prayer"
  • "Provides me with inner guidance"
  • "Gives me hope"
The labyrinth is open to all. Veriditas is committed to respecting diversity and equality, and does not discriminate based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age or personal disability.


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101 H Street, Suite D, Petaluma, CA 94952   |   Phone 707-283-0373   |  Fax 707-283-0372   |    contact@veriditas.org

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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