Every five hundred years or so Western culture goes through an identity crisis and we’re in one now. The challenge for each of us is to become conscious that human beings all want the same thing: safety and security for ourselves and those we love, continued abundance from our fragile earth and the freedom to be able to creatively use our gifts and talents in service of humankind.
“Earthrise” is a beautiful holistic image of our earth seen from space which calls us to integrate a deeper awareness of our inner selves and the meaning of our actions. We must align our soles with our Souls.
This is what the labyrinth can help us do. Lao Tzu has written “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Walking the labyrinth provides a safe and sacred container in which to open our hearts and find the pulse of our souls, quiet and focus our minds and receive guidance for each step that follows.
Join us. We dedicate this day as a time set aside to reflect on our uncertain times, and find resolve to step forward, knowing we are not alone.
If you are new to the labyrinth and are wanting to experience a labyrinth walk in a facilitated group setting, attending one of these workshops is a great place to start.
If you are wanting to attend our Facilitator Training, it is important for you to attend a qualifying workshop first so that you can have an embodied experience of the labyrinth as Veriditas presents it, which will give you a solid experiential foundation from which to share the labyrinth with others.
All Veriditas Facilitator Trainings are preceded by a Qualifying Workshop. (A workshop led by Lauren Artress and/or a Veriditas Master Teacher, or a Veriditas Approved Presenter).
The Reverend Dr. 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 is an Honorary Canon at Grace Cathedral and the Founder of Veriditas, a non-profit dedicated to introduce people the healing, meditative powers of the labyrinth. 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.
This serves as a qualifying workshop for the Veriditas Facilitator Training that follows