Calendar of Events

    • 20 Jul 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 95
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    Join Lauren Artress and her guests Laura Esculcas and Calen Rayne for Energetics and the Labyrinth, the Veriditas July 20 webinar.

    The labyrinth is a sacred symbol and container for transformative experiences for everyone who walks the path.  In this webinar you will learn more about the energetic properties of labyrinths and ways to enhance connections to the energy field.  Expert guests Laura Esculcas and Calen Rayne will discuss basic tips on connecting and stabilizing the energetic field prior to a walk and the value of creating a focus and intention to enhance a walk. This webinar will inspire you to deepen your connections and appreciation of the labyrinth to create rich experiences for yourself and groups you may facilitate.

    About the Guests

    Laura Esculcas, is a leadership and spiritual development coach and Veriditas Advanced Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, SoulCollage® facilitator and sacred landscape guide. A self-proclaimed “life adventurer”, Laura believes in bringing a sense of the sacred to everyday living. Originally from the US and having worked in Silicon Valley for over ten years in high tech operations and management, Laura now lives near Lisbon, Portugal. She holds both an M.A. in Wisdom Studies and a B.A. in Chemical Engineering.  She is trained in Sacred Landscapes, Intuitive Feng Shui, and the Personessence™ System of Understanding People.  Laura is co-founder with Calen Rayne of EarthShamans. For more information about her upcoming programs, go to www.earthshamans.com.

    Calen Rayne, co-founder of Earth Shamans, is a Unitarian Universalist Lay Community Minister and Spiritual Director in Bar Mills, Maine. A Buddhist for over 50 years, Calen has trained with alchemists of the first religion of the Himalayas (nameless religion), known as “patterns of heaven and earth” or “sacred conventions.” Rev. Dr. Rayne is currently Director of Institutional Energetics at Ubiquity University. A Veriditas Advanced Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, he builds labyrinths, designs and consults on sacred landscape and Shinrin-yoku installations, and produces energy mandalas and altars for healing. For more information about his upcoming programs, please go to www.earthshamans.com.  


    • 23 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 0
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    In such uncertain weeks and months, the labyrinth offers us a source for space and presence, thru actual walking, finger walking, reflection. This online qualifying workshop includes an introduction to the labyrinth, opportunities for walking together, and experiences of sharing and reflection. Program will be held on Zoom and the link to join will be sent once you register.

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert

    Veriditas Master Teacher

    The Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert has been working as a Master Teacher with the Veriditas Worldwide Labyrinth Organization since 2008, offering labyrinth workshops in awakening new creative energy, community building, and spiritual formation. Her Master Teacher responsibilities include training new facilitators and renewal training for those trained in past years. She works with organizations to establish labyrinth communities, to hear the hopes of a setting and translate that into an ongoing vision. In her workshops and training she holds the space for participants to discover and develop their own gifts and skills, and to build community.

    As a part of the Veriditas faculty, Kay has been a member of the Veriditas Council, Southeastern USA regional representative, and a musician. When she left her local church ministry Kay created "DaySpring - a source of creative expression and renewal of spirit", as a conduit to work with an increasingly larger circle of community. Through her labyrinth work, she uses her experience as musician, minister, teacher and spiritual accompanist with groups and individuals from diverse arenas of life, inviting them to discover the possibilities of the labyrinth to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life, to find language for their setting. Kay's work helps others find ways for renewal of mind, body, spirit and creative energy, through retreats, workshops and sacred events.

    As a pastor, Kay served congregations in the United Methodist Church and the British Methodist Church, a local ecumenical partnership in England, and an interim ministry with the Presbyterian Church USA. Before that she worked as a music educator/church musician in Florida and Alabama. She is a conductor, composer and pianist, incorporating her music into her events. Her work has included compositions and concerts for those affected by cancer and AIDS, connected with her own journey.

    Kay has serves as relief musician and program presenter at Iona Abbey in Iona Scotland, and is a past associate of the international ecumenical Iona Community based there. Building her interest in helping others discover the wealth of meaning for today's world in the ancient Celtic spiritual story, she is a guest presenter and retreat leader, leads pilgrimages to Iona and other sites, has assisted in Chartress pilgrimages. She offers workshops and worship experiences utilizing the resources of Ions, 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, creativity and healing, for community and personal use. Through her experience in a variety of settings, she honors the non-verbal expression of meaning as felt in the labyrinth, through sound and silence, movement and stillness.

    Kay holds a BS from Mississippi State University, MA from University of South Florida, EdD from University of Alabama and MDIV from Chandler School of Theology. Her published works include a set of her musical compositions - Songs for the Journey, with texts by Reverend Joe Elmore and artwork by Dan Roundtree; a piano CD by Karen Krekeberg - The Joy of Two; along with other miscellaneous creations. Her book Seasons of Change is a memoir of her Jubilee year's tradition into pastoral ministry while living in the Midlands of England. She is a contributor to the recently published book Sacred Habits: the Rise of the Creative Clergy, Chad R. Abbott, Editor.

    • 24 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 26 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    • 20
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    To mark the occasion of our 10th Veriditas Summer School, Lars Howlett has invited his mentor, Robert Ferré, to return for a Master Class in Labyrinth Making. This special three-day online workshop will outline advanced methods for designing and creating walkable labyrinths. 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


    • 27 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 31 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
    • 12
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    The Virtual Facilitator Training, led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, will be held each weekday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:30 pm pacific time 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. 






    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • St. John's Episcopal, 40 5th St, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 36
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    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.



    • 28 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 30 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    • 19
    Register


    A weekend virtual workshop exploring our relationship with the Sacred Feminine

    The idea of meeting Mary wherever you are actually came to me many years ago. For the past 10 years, I have been offering a class called Meeting Mary in Chartres, France where Her presence is palpable.  In that class, we meet her in the cathedral, on the labyrinth, in song, in ritual, and in Her history.  But over the years, I have noticed that I end up meeting Her wherever I go.  

    The Mary we will encounter is not only the Biblical Mary (confined to a particular religion), but a universal embodiment of the Sacred Feminine attuned to the world we are living in just now.  

    Since travel is out of the question for this year, I am offering this 8 hour experience over the course of a weekend to explore what it means to truly meet Her.  In my experience She always meets us – in our homes, in our hearts, in our prayers.  She is ever present, fiercely compassionate, unconditionally loving, and constant.

    We will begin on Friday August 28 - 7:00-9:00 PDT - setting our sacred circle, building our altars, and writing our prayers for the experience.  

    On Saturday and Sunday, we will meet from 3-6 PDT each day, learning the history of the Sacred Feminine through lecture and images , sharing writing practice, exploring the rosary and finger walking the labyrinth,

    Reawakening to the principles and values of the Sacred Feminine is what this moment in our history is calling for.

    To prepare:

    • Have a finger labyrinth available or download a print copy here.
    • Build an altar for yourself with a candle and flowers and whatever sacred object represents Her.
    • Use a computer or laptop so we can see each other on the Zoom platform.

    The class size will be limited to one Zoom screen - 23 of you – so we can all see each other on one screen.

    Sliding Scale cost of $159/$199/$240

    This will be the launch for a series of study circle sessions on Meeting the Sacred Feminine -- spanning the year on Zoom.  We will meet 9 times, once a month, for 2 hours, exploring 9 different female deities and the archetypal qualities they embody.  Our small cohort will have the opportunity of creating a circle of exploration and sisterhood, listening for the perennial wisdom of deep feminine to chart our courses for personal and planetary healing.

    Sunday afternoons from 1-3 pm pacific. Must be purchase the whole series.  Sliding scale of $360/$460/$560. Registration coming soon.

    Judith Tripp, MA, MFT is a transpersonal psychotherapist, musician, pilgrimage leader and teacher.  She is on the board and faculty of Veriditas and is a certified labyrinth facilitator.  She has lead the Women's Dream Quest at Grace Cathedral and other venues around the globe for over 30 years.  She leads pilgrimages to Avalon, Iona and the Callanish Stones and teaches at Chartres with Veriditas.

    Book List

    The Way of the Rose Clark Strand and Perdita Finn

    The Way of the Goddess Ann Baring


    • 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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