Calendar of Events

    • 23 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 25 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    • 7
    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

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

    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




    • 13 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 14 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    • 19
    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"


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

    On Friday and Saturday, November 13-14 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
    • 3
    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.  





    • 05 Dec 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 22
    Register

    In the craziness of this year, the change of seasons has become seasons of change, constant change. In our lives, individual, communal, global, that which has been even and balanced, is turning upside down, inside out, uncertain, unclear. imbalanced.

    How can the labyrinth help anchor us in these uncertain times? In our day together, we will learn of the labyrinth story throughout history, reflect on our own personal journeys, and share how we can claim the labyrinth space for ourselves and offer it to others. We hope you will join us for this journey.

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert

    Veriditas Master Teacher

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert has been working as a Master Teacher with the Veriditas Worldwide Labyrinth Organization since 2008, offering labyrinth workshops in awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual formation. Her Master Teacher responsibilities include training new facilitators and renewal training for those trained in past years. She works with organizations to establish labyrinth communities, to hear the hopes of a setting and translate that into an ongoing vision. In her workshops and training she holds the space for participants to discover and develop their own gifts and skills, and to build community.

    As a part of the Veriditas faculty, Kay has been a member of the Veriditas Council, Southeastern USA regional representative, and a musician. When she left her local church ministry Kay created "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit", as a conduit to work with an increasingly larger circle of community. Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, minister, teacher and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life, to find language for their setting. Kay's work helps others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events.

    As a pastor, Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church, a local ecumenical partnership in England, and an interim ministry with the Presbyterian Church USA. Before that she worked as a music educator/church musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, incorporating her music into her events. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS, connected with her own journey.

    Kay has serves as relief musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey in Iona Scotland, and is a past associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based there. Building her interest in helping others discover the wealth of meaning for today's world in the ancient Celtic spiritual story, she is a guest presenter and retreat leader, leads pilgrimages to Iona and other sites, has assisted in Chartress pilgrimages. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Ions, Taize and global music.

    Kay believes the ancient archetype of the labyrinth serves as a strong source of possibility for today's world, in meditation, reconciliation, peace-making, for young and old, for cross-cultures, creativity and healing, for community and personal use. Through her experience in a variety of settings, she honors the non-verbal expression of meaning as felt in the labyrinth, through sound and silence, movement and stillness.

    Kay holds a BS from Mississippi State University, MA from University of South Florida, EdD from University of Alabama and MDIV from Chandler School of Theology. Her published works include a set of her musical compositions - Songs for the Journey, with texts by Reverend Joe Elmore and artwork by Dan Roundtree; a piano CD by Karen Krekeberg - The Joy of Two; along with other miscellaneous creations. Her book Seasons of Change is a memoir of her Jubilee year's tradition into pastoral ministry while living in the Midlands of England. She is a contributor to the recently published book Sacred Habits: the Rise of the Creative Clergy, Chad R. Abbott, Editor.

    • 07 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 11 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
    • 25
    Register

    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held each weekday morning from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm pacific time live. We will mail you the Facilitator Training manual so you will have it to follow along with in the class. There will be plenty of time for questions along with the didactic material. Programs will be held on Zoom and you will be sent the link to join once you register.

    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 - please select that option when you register.

    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. 






    • 12 Mar 2021
    • 1:30 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • 13 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
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    Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) is a Rhineland mystic whose creative vision nourishes us even in our day. Benedictine abbess, author of ten books, healer, visionary, musician, and composer of the first opera in the Western world, her wisdom remains relevant to our time! 

    Hildegard will be the focus of Veriditas’ Urban Pilgrimage in conjunction with Grace Cathedral’s Candlelight Labyrinth Walk.

    We begin Friday afternoon at 1:30. Cultural historian and musician Dr. Kayleen Asbo will lecture from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on the music of Hildegard, and then from 6 to 8 PM, we join Grace Cathedral’s Candlelight Walk with special music by noted French musicians Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe.

    Saturday we will start at 1:30 PM with The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress speaking on the life of Hildegard, her cosmic theology and her vast body of work including her visions. Lauren will lead us through inner reflections on the relevance of Hildegard to our own lives. A private labyrinth walk using hand bells on the labyrinth will end the evening.

    Both days include a reception prior to the evening walks. 

    Schedule:

    Friday, March 12  1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 including light reception prior to labyrinth walk.

    Saturday, March 13  1:30 pm -  7:30 pm  including  a hosted reception following our private ritual on the Grace Cathedral labyrinth.

    Suggested Reading List:

    • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress
    • Hildegard of Bingen, A Saint for Our Times by Matthew Fox
    • Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen by Matthew Fox




    • 14 Jun 2021
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 18 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 40

    The Pilgrimage will be canceled if not safe to travel due to pandemic 2 months prior. Full refund if we 

    have to cancel."To experience our path is to acknowledge the possibility that "something greater" is attempting to live itself out through our lives."  Lauren Artress

    We are spiritual beings walking a human path.  We know our lives have a purpose, but we may not know what that purpose is, let alone how to find it. We will explore both the labyrinth and SoulCollage® as tools to unlock the mystery of our soul's calling.

    The profound act of creating SoulCollage® cards and working with the labyrinth as a powerful blueprint can guide us into birth. 

    Join us for a week-long gathering of creative self-discovery in Chartres, France. 

    The Chartres Experience

    What better place to feel nurtured than the sacred space of Chartres Cathedral. We begin with a reception to meet each other followed by an opening ritual and orientation to the program. Then each day, there is a morning seminar, a small processing group, and an experience of what Chartres has to offer.  SoulCollage will be a daily creative activity.

    Tuesday evening holds a unique Pilgrim's Walk through the Crypt of Chartres Cathedral, on Wednesday, an orientation to the labyrinth and a once in a life-time candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music on the Chartres Labyrinth, on Thursday a tour of the Cathedral itself, and a closing celebratory dinner on Friday.

    Join us in this ancient place of refuge and renewal!

    Recommended Reading

    •  Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation by Catherine Anderson
    • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress
    • The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball

    Click here to book your Accommodation:

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Hotelliere St. Yves where the programs are held.

    Safety Concerns?

    As you probably know, the U.S. government is continuing its Worldwide Caution with respect to foreign travel in general. France is not specifically mentioned in the latest update. On a separate website, the U.S. embassy in France notes that the French government is continuing its reinforced security measures. The State Department provides a program for concerned travelers to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency: see Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

    • 19 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 20 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
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    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 practicethroughout 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 Pilgrimage prior to this training in Chartres is considered a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

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

    Accommodation:

    Housing registration at the Hotelliere St. Yves will open soon. 

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral

     and the Maison St. Yves where the programs are held.

    Interested in having Lauren Artress 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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