Calendar of Events

    • 28 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 83
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    Join Veriditas founder, Lauren Artress, and her guest Heather Plett, co-founder of the Centre for Holding Space, for our next webinar on September 28, 2020 to discuss Holding Space in Life and the Labyrinth.

    In this webinar Lauren and Heather will discuss the concept of what it means to hold space and how this concept can be used for meaningful conversations, deep connection, and personal and collective growth.   Through personal reflection and her experience with clients and groups, Heather will discuss how this practice in conjunction with the power of the labyrinth can facilitate greater personal and community communication and understanding.

    Listen and be inspired to go deeper into your potential for holding space and receive practical tips for your next labyrinth walk for yourself and others.

    Learn more about this month’s guest on her website, centreforholdingspace.com

    About Heather Plett

    Heather Plett is the author of the “The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership” and the co-founder of the Centre for Holding Space. Heather often incorporates the labyrinth into her leadership, creativity, and personal development retreats and trainings to assist participants in their own discovery.  As an international speaker and facilitator, she spends much of her time contemplating what it means to hold space for the complex issues of our lives. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and lives in Canada with her three daughters.

    • 23 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 25 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    • 21
    Register

    Expand your labyrinth toolkit for making labyrinths that benefit any event or space. Learn how to create Classical and Chartres variations quickly and easily using simple materials. Craft a tabletop labyrinth for a home altar or art installation using small objects and make two walkable labyrinths over the course of one weekend! Apply the techniques you learn to design labyrinths for your own workshops, presentations, festivals and community events.

    Through inspiring slideshows Lars Howlett (Discover Labyrinths) will share his experience engaging a wide variety of labyrinth audiences, materials and settings to illustrate how small and simple labyrinths can have a big impact. We’ll explore how patterns resonate differently and which are better suited for small spaces, diverse communities, and varying age-ranges and abilities. 

    This three-day weekend workshop will be held online via Zoom video webinar. Between sessions there will be time to work at your own pace in creating one tabletop labyrinth and two temporary walkable labyrinths in or around your home. Participants will have an opportunity to share and discuss their new labyrinths. A workbook will be provided detailing the methods and recordings of the webinar will be made available for reference. Registration is limited to ensure an intimate group and opportunity to ask questions and connect with one another.

    Lars Howlett is a leading expert in the design and creation of sacred space for walking meditation, centering prayer, personal healing, conflict resolution and community building. Lars is a practitioner of mindfulness and student of sacred geometry since 2003, experimenting with a wide variety of designs, materials, intentions and settings in his personal and professional projects. Lars was a three year apprentice to Robert Ferre, inheriting the tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum of a master builder. Lars is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator trained by the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. Visit http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com

    • 30 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36
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    St. John's, in partnership with Veriditas, offers monthly candlelit labyrinth walks to the community on the 3rd Friday of each month at 7pm. Come as you are, to share in the experience of a walking meditation that opens the heart and reduces stress. First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. Live music by Robin O'Brien and Jean Farmer. 

    Note that the walks are held in the Norm Cram Community Hall behind St. John's Episcopal Church in downtown Petaluma. The door to the Hall faces C Street. Wheelchair accessible.

    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.



    • 06 Nov 2020
    • (UTC-08:00)
    • 07 Nov 2020
    • (UTC-08:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • Held virtually on Zoom
    Register

    Dreaming into the Light

    … a virtual Women's Dream Quest

    Please note:  Due to the health regulations during the pandemic, we are unable to gather at Grace Cathedral.  We will be using the zoom platform to gather virtually.

    November 6:  6:00-9:30 pm and November 7:  8:00- 11:00 am (pacific)

    In this year of uncertainty, tragedy and turmoil, it is time to gather in the circle once more.  With the blessing of zoom technology, we will be able to see and hear each other, participate in small groups, witness beautiful imagery and  hear the beloved music that graces each year of Dream Quest

    We will tune into our collective memory of standing on the labyrinth in Grace Cathedral, processing along her aisles, candles in hand, choosing our small groups and creating the enduring circle of women.

    We ask that you prepare yourself by creating an altar with a candle, sacred objects and something that represents the Light.  Please have a finger labyrinth at the ready (purchase or download one on the Veriditas website.) You can join us on your computer or iPad (phone not recommended).

    On Friday, we will start in the large group with our usual songs, participate in guided meditations, and call our circles.  After an imaginal candlelight procession, we will be randomly assigned to our small groups led by able women of the Dream Quest circle.  We will then come back to the large group for a finger labyrinth walk, setting our dreaming intentions and receiving a lullaby.

    On Saturday morning, we will gather for a time of meditation, labyrinth walking, a second session with your small group followed by closing rituals. 

    There has never been a time in my memory when we need more Light-- more illumination of our deepest knowing, more ease and grace in all our relationships, more glowing hope and healing in our selves, our families, our nation, our planet. 

    Please plan to join us, dreaming into the Light. 

    SLIDING SCALE PRICING:  $99  -  $149  -  $199

    Led by Judith Tripp, Veriditas Faculty and Women's Dream Quest Leader

    Judith Tripp, MA, MFT, is a transpersonal psychotherapist, teacher and musician. She is on the board and faculty of Veriditas and leads  yearly pilgrimages to the Celtic Lands.  To read more about Judith and her work, go to her website:  www.circleway.com




    • 14 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 15 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    • 5
    Register

    Fire Bowl by Kathleen Wallace Campfire in the Heart labyrinth, Alice Springs
    "Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew.  This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next."  Arundhati Roy “The Pandemic is a Portal"Topic to be announced. 


    Fire Bowl by Kathleen Wallace
    Campfire in the Heart labyrinth, Alice Springs

    On Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15 in 2 sessions of 3 hours each 10:00am-1:00pm Melbourne time. Must be present for both sessions. Held on Zoom platform.

    Limited to 22 participants.


    • 17 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 21 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
    • 10
    Register

    FOR THOSE IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND SINGAPORE ONLY. 

    On November 17-21 in 5 sessions of 3 hours each 10:00am-1:00pm Melbourne time 

    The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way. The training addresses meditative walking in a variety of settings, with a variety of different populations. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.

    Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practice throughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered. 

    How to know if Facilitator Training is right for you?

    • Want to deepen your own labyrinth practice?
    • Want the tools and guidance that will enable you to bring the labyrinth to your community?
    • Want to connect with a supportive community of Labyrinth Facilitators around the world?
    • Find yourself heading up a labyrinth program at your church, school, hospital, college etc. and need broad training and/or specific answers?
    • Considering offering labyrinth walking as part of your healing, counseling, yoga or  coaching business and are curious about the business considerations involved?
    • Love the labyrinth and want to offer workshops of your own? Consider completing Facilitator Training on the path to becoming Certified, Advance Trained and Accredited. Our Veriditas Accredited Presenters are now offering some of our qualifying workshops.

    We encourage you to join us! 

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. The online workshop prior to this training considered a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

    Payment plans are available - call the office 707-283-0373 for details.

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    Lauren is the grandmother of the modern day Labyrinth movement and is the Founder of Veriditas. She is the author of: Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York), 
    The Sand Labyrinth Kit, (Tuttle Publishers) and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform

    (Riverhead, 2006). In May of 2006, Lauren's rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. 

    Assisted by Dr. Dawn Matheny

    Executive Director of Veriditas

    Dawn became Veriditas’ Executive Director in 2007.  She has her PhD in East West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, 23 years of experience in a public sector Human Resource Department, and many years of experience working in a non-profit organization.  She has taught on the graduate level and amassed many years of designing and attending Veriditas programs around the world.  





    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36
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    St. John's, in partnership with Veriditas, offers monthly candlelit labyrinth walks to the community on the 3rd Friday of each month at 7pm. Come as you are, to share in the experience of a walking meditation that opens the heart and reduces stress. First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. Live music by Robin O'Brien and Jean Farmer. 

    Note that the walks are held in the Norm Cram Community Hall behind St. John's Episcopal Church in downtown Petaluma. The door to the Hall faces C Street. Wheelchair accessible.

    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.



    • 18 Dec 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36
    Register


    St. John's, in partnership with Veriditas, offers monthly candlelit labyrinth walks to the community on the 3rd Friday of each month at 7pm. Come as you are, to share in the experience of a walking meditation that opens the heart and reduces stress. First-time labyrinth walkers are warmly welcome. Live music by Robin O'Brien and Jean Farmer. 

    Note that the walks are held in the Norm Cram Community Hall behind St. John's Episcopal Church in downtown Petaluma. The door to the Hall faces C Street. Wheelchair accessible.

    RSVP Requested. Donations gratefully accepted.



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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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