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Veriditas Inclusion Initiative

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.  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.

The Veriditas Inclusion Initiative Intention

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.

Our intention is to assist Veriditas, like the labyrinth itself, in

  • Welcoming all
  • Embracing inclusivity and racial equity, and
  • Supporting all who wish to explore the labyrinth.

We are committed to:

  • Transformational growth within our own organization
  • Integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into the very fabric of Veriditas
  • Learning about and highlighting the use of the labyrinth in diverse cultural settings
  • Mindfully looking and listening  within and without, and
  • Examining ourselves and the discomfort surrounding the power and culture of racism.

This initiative has the intention to offer suggestions that will widen the work of Veriditas. To this end, we will consider and offer ideas and conversations at every level, including, but not limited to:

  • Workshops, pilgrimages, virtual walks and trainings
  • Scholarship program
  • Land acknowledgements and statements of solidarity
  • Musical choices and readings
  • Affinity groups
  • Social platforms, and
  • Collaboration with other organizations.

As we actively release unproductive biases, habits, and policies, our intention is to activate transformative renewal.

May it be so.


Click to download webinar handout on Crafting a Land Acknowledgment for Facilitators

Veriditas begins our understanding of racial injustice by acknowledging the oppression of the first inhabitants of this continent, Native Americans.  The land we occupy in Petaluma is part of the sprawling ancestral lands of the Coast Miwok tribe, who collectively called the area Peta Lumaa.  

We stand in gratitude for a culture that honors their ancestors, the teachings of the natural world and the interconnectedness of all things.  May we, the current occupants of this land, hear this call.

We acknowledge the grave injustices of the past and we are committed to the work to create awareness that invites truth to dismantle colonialist structures. We will continue to educate ourselves about the full history of the original people of this region and we honor the Coast Miwok tribe’s culture and wisdom - past, present and emerging.  

Abbreviated version:

Veriditas acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather, the (name the tribe/nation here), and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

21-Day Racial Equity Indigenous Challenge© Р21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge© (

Almetto Howey Alexander Labyrinth for the African American community of Charlotte, North Carolina 

Short Film about the creation of the project

Dedication Ceremony and Summary (condensed version of the above)

About the symbols used in adapting the Chartres design

Man in the Maze basket weaving by the Tohono O'Odham Native American Tribe in Arizona

Basket Weaving Tradition

More symbolism of the Man in the Maze

Buddhist Monks of the Papae Meditation Retreat in Chiang Mai create a labyrinth

And we welcome your submissions to this resource and use subject: Inclusion Initiative.

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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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