November 2021       

Dear Veriditas Community,

In spite of these uncertain times, Veriditas is greening with new energy and projects. 

With the release of Lauren's latest book: The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites our Visionary Powers, we held two successful week long virtual pilgrimages. Lauren led us into an exploration of the Holy Fool as an archetype of transformation. Another pilgrimage is planned for 2022.

The Inclusion Initiative Committee was formed by the Board in August and held it's first meeting in September.  After a year of reading The Inner Work of Racial Justice by Rhonda Magee as a group, the Board decided to form this new committee with the goal of striving to live our values as outlined in our diversity statement.

A Community for All

Like the labyrinth itself, Veriditas welcomes all. We embrace inclusivity and particularly, in this moment of reflection and reckoning, racial equality. We stand with all who are marginalized by systemic inequities in the United States and globally. Whatever one’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, ability or experience, the Veriditas community supports all who wish to explore the labyrinth as a way to tap their own deepest wisdom.

As the world leader in training labyrinth facilitators, we are dedicated to transformational growth, not only for individuals, communities and globally…but for our own organization. We recognize the important work we have to do to further integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into the fabric of Veriditas. The labyrinth, used worldwide for healing, conflict resolution, understanding, ceremony and community building, is our most powerful tool. A path on which, through compassion, understanding and respect for the richness of our differences, we can walk forward together.


Our intention, as we embark on this Inclusion Initiative, is to be bridges to circles that are not just OPEN to everyone, but that ACTIVELY INVITE everyone to walk with us. We want all of our circles to truly reflect the global community.

Click here to read more about this new initiative.

Labyrinth Restoration and Revival

Another new project was developed by the Veriditas Council. Labyrinths lead a life of their own and sometimes lose their energy, fall into disrepair, or somehow get lost in the shuffle. Along with labyrinth builders and facilitators, there is a growing need for labyrinth keepers -- those people who help maintain the look and feel of the labyrinth. Labyrinth keepers may take the form of a committee, individual, or anonymous visitor who help to keep the labyrinth alive for the community.  Click here to read more.

Labyrinths in Higher Education

This initiative was designed to promote and facilitate the use of labyrinths in higher education across disciplines and programs. The committee took a hiatus over the last year and a half and has started up again. We'll be developing more resources in the coming year.

Watch for the 2022 Calendar of events to come out next month. We're celebrating the return of some in person programs. Our virtual programming will continue.

We are so very grateful for how our community has come together during these challenging times. It is a privilege to be of service to our labyrinth family.

With love and gratitude,


Dawn Matheny
Executive Director


Veriditas 2021 Year End Fundraising Campaign

As we come close to the end of 2021, we are so grateful to all of you have helped to make this uncertain year meaningful and successful. Through your participation in virtual events, auction donations and financial donations we have been able to keep Veriditas growing with greater impact and strength. THANK YOU!

Please help Veriditas to continue our important work of personal and planetary healing and renewal in 2022 by making a donation to our Year End Campaign. You can do this by going to www.veriditas.org or by returning the envelope included with our Year End letter. If you have any questions please call me at 707-283-0373 x 2. I would love to talk with you!

We can’t do this without you! Thank you!

Warm Blessings for the Season,


Rita Canning

Veriditas Development Manager

With deep appreciation from your Auction Committee

We are so grateful for your interest in supporting our auction efforts this year. To the donors who shared their creativity and spirit in adding unique items, and to our bidders who make our auction successful - WE APPRECIATE YOU!
It has been a pleasure serving you this auction!

Our Holiday Store will be open until December 10th.

Click here to shop



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Welcome to our new Staff and Board Members

A very warm welcome to our new Board Members in 2021, Twylla Alexander, Irene Plunkett, and Nancy Van Fleet. Click here to read the Board bios. 

In March of 2021 we were delighted to welcome Lars Howlett as our Social Media and Webinar Coordinator. Click here to read his bio.

Labyrinths in the news

Lars Howlett also serves as Veriditas Faculty and is a Master Labyrinth Builder. For a lovely article and brief television coverage outlining Lars' most recent labyrinth project in Santa Monica California, click here.


GLOBAL HEALING RESPONSE



The Global Healing Response, founded in 2005 by Council member Ellen Bintz Meuch, offers an annual theme and quarterly ideas and information to enrich labyrinth walks.

The GHR theme for 2021 is GRACE Focus: Welcome!

www.globalhealingresponse.com


HANDHELD LABYRINTH WALKS


Our free online handheld meditative labyrinth walks continue every Friday including December 24th and December 31st. We hope you can join in community with us.

  • November 26th at 4pm led by Laura Esculcas. Register
  • December 3rd at 12 noon led by Lars Howlett. Register.
  • December 10th at 4 PM Vicki Longhofer. Register.
  • December 17th at 12 noon led by Judith Tripp. Register.
  • December 24th at 4 PM led by Susan Borkin. Register.
  • December 31st at noon led by Barrie Gibby. Register.

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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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