Calendar of Events

    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    Register


    This is a presentation of personal experience in working with 12 steps recovery groups and the labyrinth. It addresses some of the concerns about anonymity and how to reach out to the recovery community. There is some presentation on exploring the spirituality of the 12-step program and how it relates to the practice of the labyrinth. I have also included a small part of the connection between Carl Jung and the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Things used with the steps and “progress, not perfection”, connection between the spirituality of imperfection and the “conscious contact with a God of your understanding”. There is sharing of research that has been done and currently available. Brain storming discussion on possible uses for ritual and programs that have worked.

    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
    • 18
    Register
    With special guest lecture on Friday night
    with Dr. Kayleen Asbo.

    Walking the Labyrinth is a spiritual practice gaining in recognition because it offers a sure path in uncertain times. The simple act of walking the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth, in community, allows our quieter, more reflective mind to come forward. It nurtures flowing self-reflection that, in our busy, challenging lives, we often do not have the ability to reach.

    Bring your journals and join us for our urban pilgrimage weekend. During our time at Grace Cathedral we will experience two labyrinth walks, one with live music at our open Candlelight Labyrinth Walk and the second on Saturday evening when we do the Harmony walk; using hand bells on the labyrinth.



    • 11 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    • 11
    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! 

    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.

    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Jacksonville Beach, Florida
    Register


    What does it mean to draw the circle wide in your community, taking steps toward those considered “other” and exploring the building of relationships through the common-ground spiritual practice of the labyrinth?

    Led by Veriditas Master Teacher Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert, this workshop will focus on the ways the labyrinth has a bridge building and reconciling role in our communities - many of which reflect division, polarity and a lack of understanding of one another. We’ll explore a variety of communities, groups and congregations in which the labyrinth plays an important role in building and sustaining healthy community. The workshop will include instruction, small group discussion, creative reflection, labyrinth walking and meeting several local community leaders who represent communities that are integrating the labyrinth in their contexts in hopeful and healing ways. Including a session led by Rev. Dr. Kathryn McLean, we will engage in how we each can help draw the circle wider in our own communities. This can be taken as a stand-alone day, and also serves as a qualifying workshop for those who wish to become trained Veriditas labyrinth facilitators.

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert

                                   
    Kay is a member of the Veriditas Faculty, the Veriditas Council and a certified Veriditas Advanced Facilitator, now serving as Veriditas' USA Southeast Regional Representative. Her current business is called "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit". She uses her experience as musician, minister, and teacher in working with groups and individuals from all arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth in the journey to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life. She has worked with labyrinths for the past 12 years. Kay's focus is on helping others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events. Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church. Before that she worked as a music educator and musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, wanting to let her love for the spirit of music and movement speak to the hearts of others. 

    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, for community and personal use. Through her experience in the a variety of settings, Kay works to honor the non-verbal expression of meaning, as felt in the labyrinth, through movement, and through visual and musical expressions.

    For accommodation options in the Jacksonville Beach area, please click here

    • 23 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Jacksonville Beach, Florida
    • 32
    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!  The required pre-requisite Qualifying Workshop will be held on February 15 preceding  the training.



    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert

                                   
    Kay is a member of the Veriditas Faculty, the Veriditas Council and a certified Veriditas Advanced Facilitator, now serving as Veriditas' USA Southeast Regional Representative. Her current business is called "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit". She uses her experience as musician, minister, and teacher in working with groups and individuals from all arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth in the journey to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life. She has worked with labyrinths for the past 12 years. Kay's focus is on helping others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events. Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church. Before that she worked as a music educator and musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, wanting to let her love for the spirit of music and movement speak to the hearts of others. 

    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, for community and personal use. Through her experience in the a variety of settings, Kay works to honor the non-verbal expression of meaning, as felt in the labyrinth, through movement, and through visual and musical expressions.


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

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

    For accommodation options in the Jacksonville Beach area, please click here
    • 25 Mar 2018
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 29 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • St Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville, NC 27048

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop.

    This four night, five day retreat is a time to pause and clarify the path you are on. Both the labyrinth and the SoulCollage® process can be used as tools of transformation to help us navigate the many challenges of life. They both give us ways to access our own inner resources and intuition. Using one of them alone will make a difference in your life, but used together they amplify and deepen each other because they are both languages of the soul. They enable us to access our inner world and deepen our understanding of ourselves as we journey on this path called life. Both processes allow us to create a sense of order out of the information that bombards us from all directions, and both encourage us to develop a higher level of awareness which enables us to thrive in the complex and ever-changing world in which we live.

    Activities during our time together include daily labyrinth walks, making SoulCollage® cards, spirit stones, and your own finger labyrinth.

    $950.00. Cost includes single accommodation, all meals, all art supplies and workshop.

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    More information and Registration, click here.


    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Stony Point Center, 17 Cricketown Rd, Stony Point, NY 10980
    Register

    From time to time we all need to return to the well and drink from its restorative waters.  The labyrinth offers many of us a temporary respite and is a well to which we return again and again to renew and replenish our spirit. The Veriditas Council cordially invites you to join us for "Living the Labyrinth," a Labyrinth Renewal Day to be held from 9am to 5pm on April 14th in Stony Point, New York. On this day, we will gather in community with labyrinth facilitators and enthusiasts to renew and refresh ourselves with a full day of living the labyrinth workshops, lunch, networking and a labyrinth walk. Topics include:

    • Enrich with Rituals, with Linda Mikell
    • Global Healing Response, with Ellen Bintz Meuch
    • Steps Toward the Other - Labyrinth in Community, with Kathryn McLean
    • Walking a Labyrinth Daily: Exploring a Spiritual Practice, with Chris Farrow-Noble
    • Dream Questing, with Judith Tripp

    Open to any Veriditas trained or certified labyrinth facilitators, and labyrinth enthusiasts, this event is a specially-priced gift to you from the members of the Veriditas Council. Registration fee is just $90 and includes workshops, lunch, networking and a labyrinth walk. Lodging is not included.

    Lodging at the Council Renewal Day, April 14, 2018

    If you’d like to arrive and stay overnight at Stony Point Center on Friday, April 13th -- the day before the Renewal Day -- and/or stay overnight on Saturday, April 14th, after the day’s events, you need to reserve a room as soon as possible.  We currently have only five rooms available each of the two nights. 

    • Renewal Day tuition, lunch and day use fee:  $90

    • One night lodging (in a single room with dinner the night before and breakfast the day of) + Renewal Day tuition and lunch:  $215.00
    • Two nights lodging (in a single room with dinner the night before and day of and breakfast the day of and day after) + Renewal Day tuition and lunch:  $385.00

    If you have a roommate and would like to share a room (double: $115/night including 3 meals), please contact Chris Farrow-Noble (chris.farrownoble@gmail.com)  to discuss this option.


    offers

     

    A Facilitator Renewal Day

    enrichment for labyrinth facilitators

    and friends

     

    We are very excited about sharing  with the facilitators and friends in the NE  Region.  We have had this get-together in Canada and California with great success.  At this point the plan is to spend the day with full group lectures, workshops, personal lunch, and a labyrinth walk together at the end.  This is all in the planning stages.......so stay tuned.  At this point just "save-the-date."  We have already reserved the location :  Stony Point Center, Stony Point, N.Y.

     

    I am truly hoping to see many of you.  We had such a wonderful renewal in 2008....it's certainly time again.


      

    Blessings on your Labyrinth Path,

     



     

     

    NE Regional Rep

    Veriditas Council

    Little Miracles on the Path
    • 11 May 2018
    • 6:45 PM
    • 13 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 1440 Multiversity, 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

    SAVE THE DATE! REGISTRATION OPENS SOON.

    It is a joy to live in the flow of our natural rhythms. But, its difficult to step forward in our lives is we are out of synch with ourselves. If we work against ourselves—unfocused, listening to critical voices, unable to carry through o self-care—then we are wasting precious energy that is much needed in our challenging world.

    Experience the transformative practice of walking the labyrinth and explore the power and support walking meditation can add to our life. Learn about labyrinths down through the centuries and how to use them to reduce stress, focus the mind, tend your dreams, release grief and engender creative energy.

    Recommended Reading: The Sacred Path Companion: Using the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform

    Lauren Artress D.Min
    . is a leading force in the Labyrinth Movement and the Founder of Veriditas. She is author of Walking A Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice, The Sacred Path Companion: Using the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform and The Sand Labyrinth Kit. She is a Spiritual Director, serves as Honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral, and is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the State of California.

    • 18 May 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • University of Central Oklahoma

    "If you long to live a life of purpose and meaning, you must have a creative vision."     - Phil Cousineau

    Within this university setting of transformative learning lies a vibrant labyrinth presence. And now the institution offers an opportunity to experience the labyrinth as a path of creativity. Whether you are experienced in labyrinth walking as meditation/reflection or new to the labyrinth, come and join us on the path. The day will include an introduction to the history and present day use in many settings. We then move into opportunities for stirring one’s own creative energies and ways for bringing others into this safe space for creative imagination. Walking in a new light… rekindling the creative flame…finding your own rhythm in the circle. The labyrinth calls us to creativity needed for today’s world.

    Community Registration: $125
    UCO Registration: $100 (UCO faculty, staff, and students)
    Registration includes lunch and continental breakfast (beginning at 9:00am).

    This workshop serves as a qualifying workshop for the two-day Veriditas Facilitator Training scheduled at UCO May 19-20, 2018.

    For more information, contact Melissa Powers at 405-974-5309 or mpowers3@uco.edu


    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert

                                   
    Kay is a member of the Veriditas Faculty, the Veriditas Council and a certified Veriditas Advanced Facilitator, now serving as Veriditas' USA Southeast Regional Representative. Her current business is called "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit". She uses her experience as musician, minister, and teacher in working with groups and individuals from all arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth in the journey to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life. She has worked with labyrinths for the past 12 years. Kay's focus is on helping others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events. Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church. Before that she worked as a music educator and musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, wanting to let her love for the spirit of music and movement speak to the hearts of others. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS.

    Kay has served as musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey, and has been an associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based in Scotland. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Iona, 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, for community and personal use. Through her experience in the a variety of settings, Kay works to honor the non-verbal expression of meaning, as felt in the labyrinth, through movement, and through visual and musical expressions.
    Kay's strengths lie in the areas of group facilitation, understanding where persons may be and bridging the gaps of language or expression, so that they may be open to new experiences. Her approach is invitational. Her training and experience in creative arts, in movement, and in pastoral care, ministry and teacher education provide strength for her work with the labyrinth.

    Kay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Mississippi State University, graduating 1st in her class, Master of Arts in Vocal Music Education from University of South Florida, where she served as a teaching assistant, Doctor of Education in Secondary Music Education from University of Alabama, where she served as teaching assistant and then faculty/staff member, and Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, as a Woodruff Scholar. She has published a set of her musical compositions, Songs for the Journey, with Joe Elmore, among other vocal/choral/piano compositions. Her upcoming book At the end of the day tells the story of her first year of life and ministry in England.

    • 19 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 20 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • University of Central Oklahoma
    • 37
    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!

    Prior attendance at a Veriditas Qualifying Workshop is required. The workshop led by Kay Mutert immediately preceding this training serves as a qualifying workshop.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.

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

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


    • 28 May 2018
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Ghost Ranch, 280 Private drive 1708, Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510
    • 16
    Register

    Could your soul use some time to rest in the awe-inspiring high desert landscape of Ghost Ranch, New Mexico?

    Could your heart open within the sacred circle of the labyrinth nestled in the red rocks of this breathtaking country?

    Do you hunger for deep listening and connection with like-minded pilgrims?

    We invite you to experience “Sacred Circle, Sacred Land,” Veriditas’ spring 2018 pilgrimage in the Land of Enchantment.

    Our pilgrimage will be led by the Rev. Carolyn Metzler, who lives and works in New Mexico and is a veteran guide to the spirituality of the desert landscape. The week will be hosted by Veriditas’ Founder, the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress, and facilitated by long-time Veriditas faculty member Judith Tripp.

    How do we give ourselves to the vulnerability and lessons of the Unknown and open ourselves to a Presence which is not tame, not predictable, not “nice?”  In every life is wilderness, the place of encounter with the Holy, of un-making, of death and rebirth. Where is that for you and how is it your greatest advocate for authenticity? Participants will experience living into the invitation of wilderness as metaphor within the actual stunning desert landscape surrounding us at Ghost Ranch.

    Additional highlights of the week include a full moon walk of the Ghost Ranch labyrinth; rituals of music and prayer to celebrate our connection to the sacred; and a visit to some of the sites on the Ghost Ranch property that were painted by Georgia O’Keeffe, in her own artistic and spiritual exploration of the landscape.

    Please join us on this soul-nourishing journey. The “Sacred Circle, Sacred Land” of New Mexico’s high desert awaits you.

    GHOST RANCH


    With a history as colorful as the surrounding red and yellow cliffs of the Piedra Lumbre (shining stone), Ghost Ranch is an education and retreat center offering a diversity of programs and adventure. Open year-round, the Ranch is committed to spiritual development, peace and justice, honoring the environment and exploring family through the celebration of art, culture and nature.

    The landscape of Ghost Ranch—made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe—encompasses 21,000 acres of towering rock walls, vivid colors and vast skies. People from all over the world come to work together in creation care, to paint, write poetry, to hike, ride horseback, to research globally renowned archaeological and fossil quarries or simply to rest and renew their spirits.

    For more information on the history, geology and activities of Ghost Ranch, see www.ghostranch.org.

    The Rev. Carolyn Metzler leads retreats and workshops around the country. She is Spiritual Director for the Living School, a major program of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also maintains a practice in spiritual direction for individuals. She works and worships in community, and disappears into a remote desert canyon every October for three weeks of silence and solitude.

    Accommodation Packages

    Please follow the appropriate link below to book your accommodation. There is a brief slideshow before the main screen appears. Please click on the rates tab near the top of the screen to see accommodation options, fees and booking contact information.

    For JUST the Pilgrimage at Ghost Ranch

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    For the Pilgrimage & Facilitator Training at Ghost Ranch

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    For JUST the Facilitator Training at Ghost Ranch

    Recommended Reading

    Belden Lane: The Solace of Fierce Landscapes
    Bill Plotkin: Soulcraft

    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM (MDT)
    • 03 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Ghost Ranch, 280 Private drive 1708, Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510
    • 20
    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! 

    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.

    • 07 Jun 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Ohio Wesleyan University, 61 S. Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015

    SAVE THE DATE: REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!

    The world today presents us with unprecedented times. The volatility in our society and in our world caused by events over which we have no control, can leave us feeling overwhelmed. These are indeed the times that try our souls. How can we best navigate through these troubled waters? This workshop will explore the many ways in which the labyrinth offers us nourishment and renewal for the uncertainty of our life’s journey. We will discover tools for how we can find direction in the midst of ambiguity and clarity in this complex world. This can be taken as a stand-alone one-day program, and also serves as a qualifying workshop for those who wish to become Veriditas labyrinth facilitators.

    Kathe Rhinesmith is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Chair of the Veriditas Board. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, she holds an M.A.T. from the University of Pittsburgh.


    • 08 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Ohio Wesleyan University, 61 S. Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015
    • 40
    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!  The required pre-requisite Qualifying Workshop will be held on February 15 preceding  the training.



    Kathe Rhinesmith

        

    Kathe Rhinesmith is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Chair of the Veriditas Board. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, she holds an M.A.T. from the University of Pittsburgh.

    Payment plans are available - call the office 707-283-0373 for details.
    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
    • 30
    Register


    The impact of walking labyrinths continues to touch peoples’ lives. And, we search for a way to understand the power behind this ancient archetypal form. In the opening night lecture, we will explore the Organizing Principle of the Labyrinth.

    This workshop is designed for those who want to enrich and deepen their spiritual lives and to be in service to others. It serves as a qualifying workshop for the Facilitator Training that follows.

    For travel directions and accommodation information, please see our Labyrinth Summer School web page.

    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • 02 Aug 2018
    • 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
    • 14
    Register



    Join us and immerse yourself in the world of labyrinths.  Veriditas is offering a potpourri of experiences designed to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about walking and building labyrinths - all in one week.

    Led by Veriditas Founder Lauren Artress and Master Builder Lars Howlett

    July 27: Introductory Lecture and Labyrinth Walk

    The impact of walking labyrinths continues to touch peoples’ lives. And, we search for a way to understand the power behind this ancient archetypal form. In the opening night lecture, we will explore the Organizing Principle of the Labyrinth.

    July 28: Workshop led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    This workshop is designed for those who want to enrich and deepen their spiritual lives and to be in service to others. It serves as a qualifying workshop for the Facilitator Training that follows.

    July 29 - 30:  Facilitator Training with Lauren Artress

    An in-depth professional training to learn to present and work with the labyrinth in a variety of settings and differing audiences.

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained
    Facilitator. 
      


    July 31: Labyrinth Design with Lars Howlett

    Learn to draw and create tabletop labyrinths through a variety of simple artistic methods. Explore the differences between spirals and meanders, mazes and labyrinths to discover the essential elements for creating and adapting designs.

    Taught in a classroom setting, students will receive a workbook highlighting the history, classification, and methods for drawing traditional or one-of-a-kind labyrinths. Students can apply new skills in the creation of finger labyrinths, artistic projects, or formal plans for a large-scale installation. This is a great opportunity to learn about a diversity of designs, explore how and why certain patterns resonate with people, and gain the confidence to explain and introduce the definition and philosophy of these beloved symbols to others.

    August 1 - 2:  Labyrinth Materials and Construction with Lars Howlett

    Do you dream of building a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, Lars Howlett will lead you in the creation of walkable Classical, Chartres, and modified Contemporary Labyrinths. Techniques for efficient and accurate installation will be demonstrated including many tools invented by Robert Ferré. See first-hand how intention, design, proportions, materials, site, and alignment benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it.

    Stories and slideshows will explore the best options for a variety of communities and settings, from schools to festivals, churches to hospitals, backyards to public parks and more. Learn how to appropriately alter proportions, paths, circuits, and the center to fit a variety of environments. See photos from Lars’ professional projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Chartres, Iona, and Sweden. The cost and qualities of dozens of different materials will be discussed, from tape to canvas, rubber mulch to grass, pavers to stone and more. Receive feedback on your own designs and projects and take the next step in realizing your dream labyrinth!

    Accommodation is additional - a link to book will be available soon.

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

    • 29 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 30 Jul 2018
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
    • 18
    Register


    "The labyrinth is a spiritual tool that has many applications in various settings. 
    It reduces stress, quiets the mind and opens the heart. It is a walking meditation, a path of prayer, and a blue-print where psyche meets Spirit." 

    -- The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    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! 

    To read more about Facilitator Training, what topics are covered, our Facilitator Network and more, please click here.

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

    For travel directions and accommodation information, please see our Labyrinth Summer School web page.
    • 31 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
    • 30
    Register

    Featuring special guest Richard Feather Anderson, expert in Geomancy (dowsing) and Sacred Geometry.

    Learn to draw and create tabletop labyrinths through a variety of simple artistic methods. Explore the differences between spirals and meanders, mazes and labyrinths to discover the essential elements for creating and adapting designs.

    Taught in a classroom setting, students will receive a workbook highlighting the history, classification, and methods for drawing traditional or one-of-a-kind labyrinths. Students can apply new skills in the creation of finger labyrinths, artistic projects, or formal plans for a large-scale installation. This is a great opportunity to learn about a diversity of designs, explore how and why certain patterns resonate with people, and gain the confidence to explain and introduce the definition and philosophy of these beloved symbols to others.

    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

    For travel directions and accommodation information, please see our Labyrinth Summer School web page.


    • 01 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 02 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
    • 30
    Register

    Featuring special guest Richard Feather Anderson, expert in Geomancy (dowsing) and Sacred Geometry

    Do you dream of building a temporary or permanent labyrinth for yourself or your community? In this two-day experiential workshop, Lars Howlett will lead you in the creation of walkable Classical, Chartres, and modified Contemporary Labyrinths. Techniques for efficient and accurate installation will be demonstrated including many tools invented by Robert Ferré. See first-hand how intention, design, proportions, materials, site, and alignment benefit the labyrinth and those who walk it.

    Stories and slideshows will explore the best options for a variety of communities and settings, from schools to festivals, churches to hospitals, backyards to public parks and more. Learn how to appropriately alter proportions, paths, circuits, and the center to fit a variety of environments. See photos from Lars’ professional projects and pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Chartres, Iona, and Sweden. The cost and qualities of dozens of different materials will be discussed, from tape to canvas, rubber mulch to grass, pavers to stone and more. Receive feedback on your own designs and projects and take the next step in realizing your dream labyrinth!

    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 Ferré, inheriting the tools, techniques, and teaching curriculum of a master builder. Lars is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator trained by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. Visit http://www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com

    For travel directions and accommodation information, please see our Labyrinth Summer School web page.


    • 14 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 29
    Register


    Led by Judith Tripp, MA, MFT, a member of the Veriditas Faculty, a transpersonal psychotherapist, leader of Women's Dream Quest, and teacher.  She leads pilgrimages and retreats in the US, Europe and Australia.  She is also an author, a musician and singer.

    Anyone who comes to Chartres whether it be to visit the labyrinth, to explore the magnificent medieval architecture or to meditate in the glory of this always sacred site, soon realizes that this holy place is an homage to Mary. The Sacred Feminine is alive and well in Chartres and has been throughout history.

    We will create a sacred circle to explore how Mary has been honored in Chartres throughout history. We will meet her spirit through lecture, meditation, art, music and ritual. We will share insights, creations and stories.

    This can be a stand-alone workshop or a perfect pairing with to Cycle One of Walking A Sacred Path.

    Accommodation:  

    Housing registration at the Maison St. Yves will open soon.
    Please click here for a list of accommodation options beyond the Maison.


    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 21 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 33
    Register


    The Middle Ages were truly both the best and worst of times: amidst war and the horror of crusades arose astonishing beauty and wisdom. From the ashes of catastrophe,  Chartres Cathedral emerged as a beacon of light and hope, drawing together the wisdom of many different traditions and re-igniting the flame of inspiration from the Ancient Greek world.Morning seminars include the following topics:  Pilgrimage and the Medieval Imagination; Chartres Mystery School and Pythagoras; Black Madonnas and Alchemy and the Muses and Mystics of Medieval Times.  In our pilgrimage with cultural historian, musician and Veriditas Faculty Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D, we will explore this journey of renewal and hope which has much to say to us about our own times, encountering fascinating and paradoxical figures, stunning art and architectural symbolism and  profoundly moving music.

    Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D is lecturer at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, Dominican University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Music Historian in Residence for the Santa Rosa Symphony.  Her PhD dissertation was "Passion and Paradox: The Myths of Mary Magdalene in Music, Art and Culture". She has lectured on Mary Magdalene for UC Berkeley, the Graduate Theological Union, the San Francisco Opera, Oxford University in England, the New York Open Center Esoteric Quest in Carcassonne, France, the Assisi Institute of Depth Psychology in Italy and for churches and Jung Institutes across the country. Dr. Asbo leads sacred pilgrimages to Europe, including  In the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene, a yearly journey to Provence. Her pioneering work has been hailed for its integration of head and heart, a "brilliant combination of impeccable scholarship and pure passion". You can learn more about her at www.kayleenasbo.com

    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).

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 20
    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 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 is now closed. Please call the office if you need us to request a room for you. 707-283-0373

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




    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 38
    Register


    Our imagination is alive with every breath we take, whether waking or sleeping. Our human imagination is wedded to the Divine and walking the labyrinth can open our heart, mind and spirit to astounding experiences. It is the Holy Fool who sees this and nurtures this connection for guidance and wisdom.

    Collected from earlier myths around the same time labyrinths were put into the great Cathedrals of Europe, The Grail Legend will serve as the reflective mirror for our experience.  The journey of Parsifal, that pure-hearted fool who ventures from a naïve and unconscious state into being conscious has much to teach us about seeking and creating a purposeful life.

    What better place to nurture wisdom 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. 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.

    Lauren Artress is author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice, The Sand Labyrinth Kit and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York). She serves as a Canon at Grace Cathedral and is Founder of Veriditas a non-profit dedicated to introduce people to the healing, meditative powers of the labyrinth. She travels worldwide offering workshops and lectures on the labyrinth including creating a twice a year program in Chartres, France.

    In addition to being an Episcopal priest, she is a spiritual director and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. Artress is on the Editorial Board of Presence Magazine. For more about Lauren and her work visit: www.laurenartress.com 

    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).

    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    Register


    In these times of division and difficulty, it is important to  tend to our belonging.  In our annual gathering of the Women's Dream Quest community, we have the opportunity to stand in the circle, share our sacred feminine values and reap the benefits of belonging.  Please join us in early autumn just as we turn to the inward time of year to celebrate the circles of our belonging.  



    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM (MST)
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM (MST)
    • 2KatStudios, 3251 S. Burro Street, Prescott, AZ 86305

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop.

    The labyrinth can be a place to open up to the creative muse. Walking the labyrinth enables our right brain which is the creative, intuitive side of our brain, to open, explore and connect to the imagination, as the left part of the brain focuses on following the labyrinth path.

    In this two-day workshop, we will explore walking the labyrinth to deepen our creativity, and integrate and deepen our experience of the spiral path through a number of creative practices which will include making labyrinth intention boxes, a set of spirit stones, and making SoulCollage® cards which incorporate labyrinthine energy.

    Workshop fee: $225.00

    cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

    More information and Registration, click 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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