Calendar of Events

    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • 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.



    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 10
    Register

    Please note that the workshop times 12 noon to 5pm are East Coast Time Zone.  West Coast is 9am to 2pm.

    This workshop is open to all, and is also a qualifying workshop for those wishing to attend Labyrinth Facilitator Training.

    “Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”
    — Carl Jung

    The quiet, still center of the labyrinth is available to us at all times, even when we do not have access to a walking labyrinth.

    In this online workshop we will open to our creativity and the meditative possibilities of the labyrinth through engaging with the patterns of the spiral, the circle and the winding path of the labyrinth.

    You will learn how to create a simple collage finger labyrinth from papers, as well as a labyrinth pattern you can draw on your driveway or parking lot.

    You will be guided through a three-part labyrinth walk using your collage labyrinth and symbolic images and words to amplify the experience and provide insight. This is an experiential workshop so come prepared to have fun with these ancient symbols of the inner pilgrimage.

    Suggested Supplies to have on hand for this workshop

    • Old magazines or photographs
    • Paper of any sort including one or two pieces of cardstock
    • Scissors
    • Glue stick
    • Journal
    • Pen

      In addition, your deck of SoulCollage® cards if you have one, or any Oracle Card Deck you might have at home (my favorite deck at present is The Wild Unknown Archetype Deck by Kim Krans). If you don't have any of these, a handful of photographs that speak to you.

      If you have no source of images, you might want to consider purchasing one of my Collage Imagery books - Collage Imagery 1, Collage Imagery 2 and Collage Imagery 3 which have rich sources of symbolic imagery and are created for the purpose of cutting up!

      Before the workshop starts you will be emailed some patterns and images to print out and use in the workshop.

      Catherine Anderson

      The labyrinth Catherine constructed in her backyard in 2007 has been an important element in her mindfulness and creativity practices and Catherine loves showing others how the labyrinth can support us in quietening our mind and uncover our creativity. She is the author of Journaling the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths, quotes and journal prompts inspiring you to find your unique work in the world, and Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation.

      Catherine uses the labyrinth, SoulCollage®, expressive arts, poetry and mindfulness as pathways for self-discovery and as ways of uncovering meaning and purpose in life. Her personal journey of self-discovery has taken her from a career as an attorney to photography-franchise owner, to creativity-workshop facilitator.

      Photography is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012.  As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer, Catherine loves teaching others how to facilitate workshops using the SoulCollage® process which uses images as a form of “soul language” to access our inner wisdom.

      As a life-long learner, Catherine has been fortunate to train with Jean Houston, Seena Frost, Lauren Artress, Jan Phillips and many other wise teachers. In addition to her work in the US, Catherine leads creative pilgrimage retreats in South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico and Portugal.

      www.CreativePilgrimage.com


      • 22 Jun 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 26 Jun 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 5 sessions
      • Online
      • 13
      Register

      The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held each weekday morning from 9 am-12 pm 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 - 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. 






      • 26 Jun 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 28 Jun 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 3 sessions
      • Online
      • 20
      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. Lauren Artress will join for a special session on how to illuminate and energize the labyrinth experience for group walks and special events.

      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

      The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress is author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual PracticeThe Sand Labyrinth Kit and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York). She is the Founder of Veriditas and an Honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.  She travels worldwide offering workshops and lectures on the labyrinth including 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.

      • 10 Jul 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • 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.



      • 17 Jul 2020
      • 7:00 PM (CDT)
      • 23 Jul 2020
      • 5:30 PM (CDT)
      • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
      • 13


      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  and special guests.

      July 17: 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. Once the labyrinth is embodied, it becomes an over arching metaphor for how we live our lives.

      July 18: Workshop led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

      Walking the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice.

      The labyrinth can be used as a spiritual discipline, or as a spiritual practice. In this workshop we will differentiate these two approaches, explore applications for using the labyrinth and reflect upon outcomes of an effective spiritual practice.

      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.

      Suggested Reading: The Sacred Path Companion by Lauren Artress. (This is required reading for those attending the Facilitator Training.) Available on Amazon

      July 19 - 20:  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 21: Labyrinth Making for Facilitators with Lars Howlett and special guest Lauren Artress

      Expand your labyrinth toolkit for leading walks and workshops in a variety of settings!  Learn the ins and outs of labyrinth making in this new workshop for facilitators revealing quick and easy methods for drawing simple designs and creating temporary labyrinths. We’ll explore patterns best-suited for small spaces, special events, diverse communities, and varying age-ranges and abilities. Gather ideas and enhance your skills for leading sessions in contemplative drawing, labyrinth blessing, energizing spaces, and community building.

      Lauren Artress will join for a discussion about how to season a labyrinth, offering ideas and examples of ways to bring a new path to life or revive a lonely one. All participants are invited to a special dinner on an outdoor labyrinth at the home of local artist Ben Nicholson.

      July 22: Designing Labyrinths with Lars Howlett and special guests Robert Ferré & Ben Nicholson

      Learn to draw and create Classical and Medieval labyrinths through a variety of simple and inexpensive methods. Explore the differences between spirals and meanders, mazes and labyrinths to discover the essential elements for adapting designs or creating one of your own!


      Students will receive a workbook highlighting the history, classification, and methods for drawing traditional or one-of-a-kind labyrinths. Apply new skills in the creation of finger labyrinths, artistic projects, or plans for a large-scale installation. This is a great opportunity to learn about the diversity of designs and explore how and why certain patterns resonate with people.

      Robert Ferré will share his expertise in adapting the Chartres design and creating tools and techniques for tape labyrinths for events. Participants will be invited to Ben Nicholson’s private studio for an evening artist’s talk and exhibition of his incredible series of hand-drawn designs.

      July 23:  Sacred Geometry, Sacred Paths with Lars Howlett and Special Guests Robert Ferré & Kent Schuette

      Channel your inner wisdom by working with intention and intuition in creating sacred spaces that reflect and resonate with nature. Connect with the shapes and patterns found in Sacred Geometry including the Golden Spiral and Flower of Life. Consider the meaning and symbolism of numbers and reawaken to the beauty and profundity of simple geometric forms in our environment. Learn the best practices for using a compass and how to create a precise labyrinth.

      Robert Ferré will detail his research and understanding of the Sacred Geometry of the Chartres Labyrinth based on fifty-three visits to the cathedral. Local architect Kent Schuette will guide us in creating wondrous designs with a compass and lead an evening walking tour of New Harmony to reveal how Sacred Geometry was used in the planning of the town including its buildings, landmarks, and gardens. 

      Accommodation

      To book accommodation, please visit www.newharmonyinn.com, and use the code VERSOC2020 in order to get the group rate of $99 + tax per day.  If you have any difficulties, you can reach the New Harmony Inn and Conference Center directly at 812-682-6150.

      Airport transportation is only available from Evansville Regional, it is $65 for 2 guests if the pick-up is more than 2 it is $10 each additional guest.



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      • 17 Jul 2020
      • 7:00 PM (CDT)
      • 18 Jul 2020
      • 5:30 PM (CDT)
      • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
      • 27

      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.

      Suggested Reading: The Sacred Path Companion by Lauren Artress. (This is required reading for those attending the Facilitator Training.) Available on Amazon.

      The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress is author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual PracticeThe Sand Labyrinth Kit and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York). She is the Founder of Veriditas and an Honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.  She travels worldwide offering workshops and lectures on the labyrinth including 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.

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

      Accommodation

      To book accommodation, please visit www.newharmonyinn.com, and use the code VERSOC2020 in order to get the group rate of $99 + tax per day.  If you have any difficulties, you can reach the New Harmony Inn and Conference Center directly at 812-682-6150.

      Airport transportation is only available from Evansville Regional, it is $65 for 2 guests if the pick-up is more than 2 it is $10 each additional guest.

      • 19 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM (CDT)
      • 20 Jul 2020
      • 5:00 PM (CDT)
      • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
      • 18

      "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! 

      The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress is author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual PracticeThe Sand Labyrinth Kit and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York). She is the Founder of Veriditas and an Honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.  She travels worldwide offering workshops and lectures on the labyrinth including 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.

      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.


      Accommodation

      To book accommodation, please visit www.newharmonyinn.com, and use the code VERSOC2020 in order to get the group rate of $99 + tax per day.  If you have any difficulties, you can reach the New Harmony Inn and Conference Center directly at 812-682-6150.

      Airport transportation is only available from Evansville Regional, it is $65 for 2 guests if the pick-up is more than 2 it is $10 each additional guest.

      • 21 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
      • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
      • 29


      Expand your labyrinth toolkit for leading walks and workshops in a variety of settings!  Learn the ins and outs of labyrinth making in this new workshop for facilitators revealing quick and easy methods for drawing simple designs and creating temporary labyrinths. We’ll explore patterns best-suited for small spaces, special events, diverse communities, and varying age-ranges and abilities. Gather ideas and enhance your skills for leading sessions in contemplative drawing, labyrinth blessing, energizing spaces, and community building.

      Lauren Artress will join for a discussion about how to season a labyrinth, offering ideas and examples of ways to bring a new path to life or revive a lonely one. All participants are invited to a special dinner on an outdoor labyrinth at the home of local artist Ben Nicholson.

      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

      The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress is author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual PracticeThe Sand Labyrinth Kit and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York). She is the Founder of Veriditas and an Honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.  She travels worldwide offering workshops and lectures on the labyrinth including 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.

      Accommodation

      To book accommodation, please visit www.newharmonyinn.com, and use the code VERSOC2020 in order to get the group rate of $99 + tax per day.  If you have any difficulties, you can reach the New Harmony Inn and Conference Center directly at 812-682-6150.

      Airport transportation is only available from Evansville Regional, it is $65 for 2 guests if the pick-up is more than 2 it is $10 each additional guest.


      • 22 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
      • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
      • 26

      Learn to draw and create Classical and Medieval labyrinths through a variety of simple and inexpensive methods. Explore the differences between spirals and meanders, mazes and labyrinths to discover the essential elements for adapting designs or creating one of your own!

      Students will receive a workbook highlighting the history, classification, and methods for drawing traditional or one-of-a-kind labyrinths. Apply new skills in the creation of finger labyrinths, artistic projects, or plans for a large-scale installation. This is a great opportunity to learn about the diversity of designs and explore how and why certain patterns resonate with people.

      Robert Ferré will share his expertise in adapting the Chartres design and creating tools and techniques for tape labyrinths for events. Participants will be invited to Ben Nicholson’s private studio for an evening artist’s talk and exhibition of his incredible series of hand-drawn designs.

      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

      Robert Ferré was the first full-time labyrinth builder in the United States, beginning in 1995. He and his associates at Labyrinth Enterprises hand-built more than 1,000 labyrinths, both portable and permanent (plus temporary ones). He has written numerous books about labyrinth building as well as giving lectures and masterclasses. In the first training he gave for Veriditas, he met Lars Howlett, who served as Robert's apprentice before establishing his own place in the labyrinth world. Robert still makes the occasional labyrinth, enjoying retirement in San Antonio with his wife Linda Ricketts, working on writing projects and playing pickleball.

      Accommodation

      To book accommodation, please visit www.newharmonyinn.com, and use the code VERSOC2020 in order to get the group rate of $99 + tax per day.  If you have any difficulties, you can reach the New Harmony Inn and Conference Center directly at 812-682-6150.

      Airport transportation is only available from Evansville Regional, it is $65 for 2 guests if the pick-up is more than 2 it is $10 each additional guest.


      • 23 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
      • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
      • 26

      Channel your inner wisdom by working with intention and intuition in creating sacred spaces that reflect and resonate with nature. Connect with the shapes and patterns found in Sacred Geometry including the Golden Spiral and Flower of Life. Consider the meaning and symbolism of numbers and reawaken to the beauty and profundity of simple geometric forms in our environment. Learn the best practices for using a compass and how to create a precise labyrinth.

      Robert Ferré will detail his research and understanding of the Sacred Geometry of the Chartres Labyrinth based on fifty-three visits to the cathedral. Local architect Kent Schuette will guide us in creating wondrous designs with a compass and lead an evening walking tour of New Harmony to reveal how Sacred Geometry was used in the planning of the town including its buildings, landmarks, and gardens. 

      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

      Robert Ferré was the first full-time labyrinth builder in the United States, beginning in 1995. He and his associates at Labyrinth Enterprises hand-built more than 1,000 labyrinths, both portable and permanent (plus temporary ones). He has written numerous books about labyrinth building as well as giving lectures and masterclasses. In the first training he gave for Veriditas, he met Lars Howlett, who served as Robert's apprentice before establishing his own place in the labyrinth world. Robert still makes the occasional labyrinth, enjoying retirement in San Antonio with his wife Linda Ricketts, working on writing projects and playing pickleball.

      Accommodation

      To book accommodation, please visit www.newharmonyinn.com, and use the code VERSOC2020 in order to get the group rate of $99 + tax per day.  If you have any difficulties, you can reach the New Harmony Inn and Conference Center directly at 812-682-6150.

      Airport transportation is only available from Evansville Regional, it is $65 for 2 guests if the pick-up is more than 2 it is $10 each additional guest.


      • 24 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM (CDT)
      • 25 Jul 2020
      • 5:00 PM (CDT)
      • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
      • 26

      To mark the occasion of our 10th Labyrinth Summer School, Lars Howlett has invited his mentor, Robert Ferré, to return for a Master Class for alumni or experienced designers and creators. This special two-day workshop will outline advanced methods for installing labyrinths and shaping their environment through signage, access paths, benches, lighting, and landscaping. Lars will detail and demonstrate double and triple spiral labyrinths including the Baltic Wheel, Wunderkreiss and Triskelion designs. Robert will reveal secrets of the Chartres Labyrinth and take us on a deep dive into the center rosette and lunations. 

      Learn about project management from consultation to design, fundraising to planning, and the realization of a shared vision. Hear insightful and inspiring stories from Robert’s work as Labyrinth Enterprises as well as anecdotes of working with clients, volunteers and ego. Lars and Robert will share case studies for creating beneficial and accessible labyrinth environments as well as options for maintenance and lessons from restoration. 

      Special guests will include labyrinth luminaries from around the world appearing by video for short talks. Workshop participants will deepen bonds with other makers through small group ‘cohorts’ forged around shared interests. 

      Robert Ferré was the first full-time labyrinth builder in the United States, beginning in 1995. He and his associates at Labyrinth Enterprises hand-built more than 1,000 labyrinths, both portable and permanent (plus temporary ones). He has written numerous books about labyrinth building as well as giving lectures and masterclasses. In the first training he gave for Veriditas, he met Lars Howlett, who served as Robert's apprentice before establishing his own place in the labyrinth world. Robert still makes the occasional labyrinth, enjoying retirement in San Antonio with his wife Linda Ricketts, working on writing projects and playing pickleball.

      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

      Accommodation

      To book accommodation, please visit www.newharmonyinn.com, and use the code VERSOC2020 in order to get the group rate of $99 + tax per day.  If you have any difficulties, you can reach the New Harmony Inn and Conference Center directly at 812-682-6150.

      Airport transportation is only available from Evansville Regional, it is $65 for 2 guests if the pick-up is more than 2 it is $10 each additional guest.


      • 21 Aug 2020
      • 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • 25 Aug 2020
      • 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville, NC 27048

      Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop/Retreat

      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.

      The cost of $995 includes four nights accommodation in a single room with private bathroom, all meals and all art supplies and instruction. A shared room is $895.


      Catherine Anderson, Veriditas Faculty

      cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com

      The labyrinth Catherine constructed in her backyard in 2007 has  been an important element in her mindfulness and creativity practices and Catherine loves showing others how the labyrinth can support us in quietening our mind and uncover our creativity. She is the author of Journaling the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths, quotes and journal prompts inspiring you to find your unique work in the world, and Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation.

      Catherine uses the labyrinth, SoulCollage®, expressive arts, poetry and mindfulness as pathways for self-discovery and as ways of uncovering meaning and purpose in life. Her personal journey of self-discovery has taken her from a career as an attorney to photography-franchise owner, to creativity-workshop facilitator.

      Photography is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012.  As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer, Catherine loves teaching others how to facilitate workshops using the SoulCollage® process which uses images as a form of “soul language” to access our inner wisdom.

      As a life-long learner, Catherine has been fortunate to train with Jean Houston, Seena Frost, Lauren Artress, Jan Phillips and many other wise teachers. In addition to her work in the US, Catherine leads creative pilgrimage retreats in South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico and Portugal.

      For more information, contact:

      cathy@catherineandersonstudio.com





      • 21 Aug 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • 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.



      • 30 Aug 2020
      • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
      • 03 Sep 2020
      • 9:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
      • Chartres, France
      • 36


      In this  pilgrimage designed for both our hearts and our minds, we will encounter Mary in Chartres where she has been venerated over the centuries, tracing her place in the story of the Sacred Feminine.  Each day, we will begin in the chapel with medieval and contemporary song and chant led by Ruth Cunningham followed by Judith Tripp’s exploration of the Sacred Feminine through lecture, image, writing practice, guided meditations, exploration of the Cathedral and a glorious evening candlelit labyrinth walk.

      We will begin our pilgrimage with a reception on Sunday August 30 and prepare for our labyrinth walk on Monday August 31 with a session with Lauren Artress in the afternoon.  Each morning we will begin with meditation in the Cathedral or garden, a music session with Ruth Cunningham in the chapel and the ongoing program of lecture, group process and art in the  morning sessions.  We will conclude with an art project and a celebratory dinner on Thursday night. 

      This is a once in a lifetime experience that participants are drawn to repeat.  Join us in this ancient place of refuge and renewal so needed in our times.  

      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.  She has been developing this material during her yearly pilgrimages to Chartres since 2009.  www.circleway.com

      Ruth Cunningham, is a professional vocalist, founding member Anonymous 4 and a sound healing practitioner. She is on the faculty of Wisdom University and vocalized their music program at Chartres for years.  She has many recordings of medieval and renaissance music as well as cross cultural musical offerings.  
      www.ruthcummningham.com 

      Reading List:

      For all Walking a Sacred Path programs: 

      ·       Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by    Lauren Artress

      ·       The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball

      Accommodation:

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

      Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Hotellerie 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).

      • 05 Sep 2020
      • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
      • 06 Sep 2020
      • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
      • Hotelierre St. Yves, Chartres, France
      • 23

      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 Hotellerie St. Yves will open soon. 

      Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral

       and the Hotellerie 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.




      • 07 Sep 2020
      • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
      • 10 Sep 2020
      • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
      • Chartres, France
      • 33

      Drawing on the lost wisdom of the Celtic world, John Philip Newell speaks it afresh into the heart of this moment in time, addressing the most critical issues facing humanity today.  He invites us to reawaken to what we most deeply know, the sacredness of the earth and the human soul.

      Led by John Philip Newell, internationally acclaimed Celtic teacher from Edinburgh, is the celebrated author of Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality.  He is the founder of the School of Celtic Consciousness and one of the most prominent Christian teachers of spirituality in the Western world.  He has authored over 15 books, including Christ of the Celts, Praying with the Earth, A New Harmony, and his most recent visionary title The Rebirthing of God:  Christianity's Struggle for New Beginningswww.heartbeatjourney.org

      Please note: this is a 4 day program (unlike our usual Walking A Sacred Path 5 day programs).

      We begin on Monday at 4:00 pm with orientation, introductions, and a reception.  Each morning Tuesday - Thursday, we begin with a morning seminar with our guest faculty followed by a small group session.  Tuesday evening will be a special tour of the crypt and cathedral as though you were a 12th century pilgrimage.  Wednesday afternoon, Lauren Artress will present on the labyrinth and prepare us for our evening labyrinth walk.  In meditative silence, we will walk through the Cathedral crypt moving up to the candlelit labyrinth for a labyrinth walk with medieval music.  Thursday we end the program with a reception and celebratory dinner. 

      This is a once in a lifetime experience that participants are drawn to repeat.  Join us in this ancient place of refuge and renewal so needed in our times.  

      Recommended Reading:

      Any of John Philip Newell's books on Celtic Spirituality.

      For all Walking a Sacred Path programs: 

      ·       Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress

      ·       The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball

      Accommodation:

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

      Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Hotellerie 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).

      • 18 Sep 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • 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.



      • 30 Oct 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • 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.



      • 06 Nov 2020
      • 7:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
      • 07 Nov 2020
      • 11:00 AM (UTC-08:00)
      • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
      Register


      Join us in early November to Dream our way into the Light.  In this intense year of turmoil, one thing we all need is more light— more illumination of our deepest knowledge, more sparkle in our busy minds, more ease and grace in our common destiny.  As always we will find each other in the Circle, held in the enduring beauty of Grace Cathedral, consoled and inspired by the glow of the sacred feminine.

      The 32nd annual Women's Dream Quest offers a group of up to 80 women the rare opportunity of spending the night in Grace Cathedral.  Join us overnight for large and small group ritual, song, meditation, art and healing.



      • 20 Nov 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.



      • 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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