Calendar of Events

    • 23 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples, Florida
    • 24

    The Labyrinth as an Interspiritual Path: 

    One River Many Streams

    We are living in an unfolding spiritual landscape.  East and West are converging, our world is shrinking. Some of us are no longer at home in the spiritual/religious traditions in which we grew up.  We find that our spiritual streams have run dry.  We yearn for more, but what might that 'more' be?  In this workshop, we will do some thoughtful and respectful meandering along the labyrinth's interspiritual path together, drinking in some of the contemplative practices, stories and rituals from other spiritual traditions around the globe.  We will have conversations on our way to the center where all streams merge into One River, the Living Source of all our relations.  Finally, we will return, walking the same path, nourished by our journey.  Wherever you are on your path, even if you find yourself sitting on the River's bank, unsure and observing, you are welcome. 

    A one day workshop led by Veriditas Faculty Kathe Rhinesmith and Anne Bonney.

    Kathe Rhinesmith, Faculty

    katherhinesmith@gmail.com

    Kathe is a former association executive, teacher, trainer and conference presenter. Her interest in the labyrinth was inspired by a visit to Grace Cathedral in 2006. She took the Facilitator Training in Chartres, France with Lauren Artress in 2011 and in 2016 at Chartres, became a Veriditas Certified Advanced Facilitator. In addition to facilitating workshops and labyrinth walks regularly in her community in both Florida and Vermont, Kathe’s joy continues to reside in facilitating the building of labyrinths. She is currently working on a community labyrinth for Stowe, Vermont and has facilitated the building of Chartres style labyrinths in Chatham, MA, Naples, FL and on the campus of her Alma Mater, Ohio Wesleyan University. A member of the Board of Directors of Veriditas since 2015, Kathe currently serves as Board Chair.

    Rev. Anne Bonney, Faculty

    annegbonney@gmail.com

    Rev. Anne Bonney is one of the Co-Founders of Pilgrim’s Landing Interspiritual Life Center, Chatham, Cape cod MA, and serves on the Board of Trustees.  She is an Ordained Minister and Certified Spiritual Director.  Anne holds a Masters of Divinity Degree and a Masters of Theology in Interfaith Spirituality from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia,  with further studies at the Tamilnadu Seminary in Madurai, India.

    Anne first discovered the labyrinth when she was on a Sabbatical and visited the Chartres Cathedral in France and later became involved with Veriditas and the world-wide labyrinth movement initiated by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress.  She became a Certified Advanced Facilitator and is currently serving on the Faculty of Veriditas, She was Co-Director of the Chatham Labyrinth Project which built the beautiful Chatham Labyrinth and created the Peace Garden in Chase Park.

    Anne and a team of labyrinth volunteers run an active labyrinth program throughout the year, presenting workshops, Solstice and other Celebrations, weekly guided labyrinth walks during the summer months and other events.

    Cost is $100

    To register please email info@naplesucc.org. 

    Serves as a prerequisite or qualifying workshop for those interested in Veriditas Facilitator Training to follow or can be taken by itself.

    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300
    Naples is located 36 miles southeast of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers. It is serviced by Delta, US Airways, American, Southwest, United, Jet Blue and Air Tran as well as Frontier, Sun Country, Spirit and Silver Airways. A taxi from the airport to the hotels listed below should run about $50.

    Here are the accommodations that are recommended:

    Staybridge Suites (Located less than 1 mile from NUCC)
    4805 Tamiami Trail N
    Naples, FL 34013
    800-225-1237
    239-643-8002

    Hawthorne Suites (Wyndham Hotel) (4 miles East of NUCC)
    3557 Pine Ridge Road
    Naples, FL 34109
    888-293-3136
    239-593-1300
    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples, Florida
    Register
    Facilitating the Labyrinth is a Spiritual Path ...

    The goal of this Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way. The training addresses both meditative walking and ceremonial use. 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. Some people take this two-day course to deepen their knowledge of labyrinths. Others take it with the goal of becoming a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator.

    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training.  Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required.

    The training will be led by Veriditas Faculty Kathe Rhinesmith and Anne Bonney.

    Kathe Rhinesmith, Faculty

    katherhinesmith@gmail.com

    Kathe is a former association executive, teacher, trainer and conference presenter. Her interest in the labyrinth was inspired by a visit to Grace Cathedral in 2006. She took the Facilitator Training in Chartres, France with Lauren Artress in 2011 and in 2016 at Chartres, became a Veriditas Certified Advanced Facilitator. In addition to facilitating workshops and labyrinth walks regularly in her community in both Florida and Vermont, Kathe’s joy continues to reside in facilitating the building of labyrinths. She is currently working on a community labyrinth for Stowe, Vermont and has facilitated the building of Chartres style labyrinths in Chatham, MA, Naples, FL and on the campus of her Alma Mater, Ohio Wesleyan University. A member of the Board of Directors of Veriditas since 2015, Kathe currently serves as Board Chair.

    Rev. Anne Bonney, Faculty

    annegbonney@gmail.com

    Rev. Anne Bonney is one of the Co-Founders of Pilgrim’s Landing Interspiritual Life Center, Chatham, Cape cod MA, and serves on the Board of Trustees.  She is an Ordained Minister and Certified Spiritual Director.  Anne holds a Masters of Divinity Degree and a Masters of Theology in Interfaith Spirituality from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia,  with further studies at the Tamilnadu Seminary in Madurai, India.

    Anne first discovered the labyrinth when she was on a Sabbatical and visited the Chartres Cathedral in France and later became involved with Veriditas and the world-wide labyrinth movement initiated by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress.  She became a Certified Advanced Facilitator and is currently serving on the Faculty of Veriditas, doing workshops and trainings. 

    Anne was Co-Director of the Chatham Labyrinth Project which built the beautiful Chatham Labyrinth and created the Peace Garden in Chase Park.  She and a team of labyrinth volunteers run an active labyrinth program throughout the year, presenting workshops, Solstice and other Celebrations, weekly guided labyrinth walks during the summer months and other events.


    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Online
    • 99
    Register


    Join Veriditas founder Lauren Artress and guest Ellen Bintz Meuch on Monday, January 27 for our next webinar, The Labyrinth and Global Healing. Ellen will discuss the founding of the Global Healing Response network and the impact that coordinated labyrinth walks offer participants and the world. The networks goal is to promote calm and grief integration in the case of an emergency or disaster with labyrinth walks. This month’s webinar is perfect for our changing times. As you listen you will learn more about the Global Healing Response program, receive inspiration and tips to plan healing walks in your community and be touched by stories of the power of group intention and focus.

    The program is available to the public for a $25 fee and free to VIA members.  VIA members are invited to continue the conversation with Lauren and Ellen immediately after the program.

    About the Guest

    Ellen Bintz Meuch has worked with the labyrinth since 2000 when her minister at Gary United Methodist Church asked her to learn more so she could educate her congregation. In 2001 she trained to be a certified facilitator with Veriditas.. She is the founder of Global Healing Response, a program she created in 2005, right before Hurricane Katrina that has been used extensively by people all over the world.  In addition, Ellen is a founding member of the Veriditas Council, a position she maintained for many years.  She has also created a successful prison labyrinth program and creator of an anti-violence program in the Southside of Chicago called Sacred Ground Ministries. 

    Ellen grew up in Wheaton, IL outside of Chicago and attended Purdue University, receiving a B.S. in 1982 with a major in business management and a minor in accounting.  She also holds a certificate in publishing from the University of Chicago. Ellen resides in Wheaton, Illinois and is the mother of four children. Learn more about this month’s guest on her website, www.globalhealingresponse.com and the work of Sacred Ground Ministries at www.sacredgroundministries.com.

    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • 2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC

    Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop

    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.

    This one-day workshop will include a labyrinth walk as well as time to make SoulCollage® cards and work with them as a way to process and integrate our walk. Each participant is given a kit of SoulCollage® supplies to use and take home with them as well as access to an abundance of images to create their cards. Participants will also learn creative ways to add labyrinth energy to their SoulCollage® cards.

    All supplies, teas, snacks and lunch are included in the registration cost of $145.


    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

    Consider joining us for the Facilitator Training which follows. Click here for more information and to register.


    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 01 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC
    • 5
    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! 

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    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.

    • 01 Feb 2020
    • 10:30 AM (PST)
    • 03 Feb 2020
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Earthrise Retreat Center, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
    • 2
    Register

     OPEN ONLY TO VERIDITAS CERTIFIED FACILITATORS


    Advanced Facilitator Training is a leadership and skill-building workshop for Veriditas Facilitators with at least two years of experience facilitating labyrinth activities. Open only to those Veriditas trained facilitators who have been certified (or have turned in an application to be certified).

    This is a three day intensive training that covers:

    • The Art of Story Telling and the use of storytelling in teaching
    • Enhancing Small Group Process Skills after a labyrinth walk
    • Video taping your basic presentations for group feedback
    • Holding presence and what that means to labyrinth facilitation
    • And much more.

    The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress

    Lauren 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 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.


    Information about Accommodation

    Because there are evening sessions, we highly recommend you stay at the Retreat Center.  The lodging package includes two nights of lodging with breakfast.  Lunches and dinners are a part of the tuition - Saturday lunch through Monday lunch.  The bed and breakfast package will be sent to you upon registration



     

     

                               


    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • St. Benet's Chaplaincy, Queen Mary University London, 327A Mile End Road London E1 4NT United Kingdom

    This one-day workshop provides an introduction to labyrinth walking as a pathway to quietness in today's hectic world. 

    A labyrinth has just one path to the centre and out again, and can provide a peaceful, meditative experience. We will share a guided, indoor labyrinth walk together. Discover the history of labyrinths, found around the world in many cultures. Find out how a labyrinth can be a peaceful resource for you, and how labyrinths are making a difference today, in hospitals, universities, schools, faith settings and more. Everyone is welcome. 

    Our venue is the Chaplaincy at Queen Mary University London: the University Chaplaincy is kindly hosting this independent event. We will use their informal sitting-room and the wonderful St. Benet's Chapel, Grade II English Heritage listed due to its modernist design and murals. As an 'extra', we hope to be able to visit a nearby outdoor labyrinth, either during the workshop or immediately afterwards (information to follow). 

    Please note that both standard (£35) and concessionary rates are available for this workshop, using the link below. Concessions: £20 (low income including students, seniors, gig economy). 

    This workshop is designed for all who are interested in learning more about labyrinths. For anyone who might consider future training, this workshop qualifies participants to attend Veriditas Facilitator Training at a later date (the next European opportunity is in Chartres, France in May 2020). 


    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 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.



    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
    • 8
    Register


    Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) is a Rhineland mystic whose creative vision nourishes us even in our day. Benedictine abbess, author of ten books, healer, visionary, musician, and composer of the first opera in the Western world, her wisdom remains relevant to our time! 

    Hildegard will be the focus of Veriditas’ Urban Pilgrimage in conjunction with Grace Cathedral’s Candlelight Labyrinth Walk.

    We begin Friday afternoon at 1:30. Cultural historian and musician Dr. Kayleen Asbo will lecture from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on the music of Hildegard, and then from 6 to 8 PM, we join Grace Cathedral’s Candlelight Walk with special music by noted French musicians Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe.

    Saturday we will start at 1:30 PM with The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress speaking on the life of Hildegard, her cosmic theology and her vast body of work including her visions. Lauren will lead us through inner reflections on the relevance of Hildegard to our own lives. A private labyrinth walk using hand bells on the labyrinth will end the evening.

    Both days include a reception prior to the evening walks. 

    Schedule:

    Friday, March 13  1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 including light reception prior to labyrinth walk.

    Saturday, March 14  1:30 pm -  7:30 pm  including  a hosted reception following our private ritual on the Grace Cathedral labyrinth.

    Suggested Reading List:

    • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress
    • Hildegard of Bingen, A Saint for Our Times by Matthew Fox
    • Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen by Matthew Fox




    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    • 9
    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! 

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.   

    Interested in having Lauren Artress lead a workshop and Facilitator Training in your area? Download her speakers packet here.

    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 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 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 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.



    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Rapid City, South Dakota
    Register

    Join us in the Heart of the Black Hills

    Bring your heart to the hills to enjoy rituals and educational presentations by Council members and local labyrinth facilitators. We will be together the full day, and lunch is included. The labyrinth is a beacon on the hill that calls our hearts to gather in community and renewal. Register now and join us on this journey of the heart!

    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Rapid City, South Dakota
    Register


    The Lakota believe that everything has a spirit; including trees, rocks, rivers, and almost every natural being.
     In the Black Hills, we will begin an inner-quest using the Labyrinth. We will dive into the richness of the journey, to be felt through personal reflection,  taking an honest look at conditioned perspectives and conjuring up the courage to navigate through muddy waters. We will use a Native American Labyrinth design, in both a traditional fashion and as a contemplative tool. Together we will experience the beauty of ritual, authentic conversation and mindfulness exercises while moving forward with gentle self compassion and inquiry. You are invited to shed the constraints that keep you hidden. We offer you this safe platform to explore with us.


    For those interested in learning more about labyrinths and those who might consider future training. This workshop qualifies attendees to attend later Veriditas Facilitator Training.

    • 15 May 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 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 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 22 May 2020
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 29
    Register

    "To experience our path is to acknowledge the possibility that "something greater" is attempting to live itself out through our lives."  Lauren Artress

    We are spiritual beings walking a human path.  We know our lives have a purpose, but we may not know what that purpose is, let alone how to find it. We will explore both the labyrinth and SoulCollage® as tools to unlock the mystery of our soul's calling.

    The profound act of creating SoulCollage® cards and working with the labyrinth as a powerful blueprint can guide us into birth. 

    Join us for a week-long gathering of creative self-discovery in Chartres, France. 

    The Chartres Experience

    What better place to feel nurtured than the sacred space of Chartres Cathedral. We begin with a reception to meet each other followed by an opening ritual and orientation to the program. Then each day, there is a morning seminar, a small processing group, and an experience of what Chartres has to offer.  SoulCollage will be a daily creative activity.

    Tuesday evening holds a unique Pilgrim's Walk through the Crypt of Chartres Cathedral, on Wednesday, an orientation to the labyrinth and a once in a life-time candlelit labyrinth walk with medieval music on the Chartres Labyrinth, on Thursday a tour of the Cathedral itself, and a closing celebratory dinner on Friday.

    Join us in this ancient place of refuge and renewal!

    Recommended Reading

    •  Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation by Catherine Anderson
    • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Lauren Artress
    • The Universe of Stone by Phillip Ball

    Click here to book your Accommodation:

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

    • 23 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 24 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 23
    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 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 Hotelliere St. Yves will open soon. 

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral

     and the Maison 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.




    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 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.



    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 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 (EDT)
    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
    • 29
    Register

    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.

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


    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.



     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

     

     RESERVATIONS FOR ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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

    "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 (EDT)
    • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
    • 28
    Register


    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 (EDT)
    • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
    • 26
    Register

    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 (EDT)
    • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
    • 28
    Register

    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 (EDT)
    • 25 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
    • 29
    Register

    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
    • 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.



    • 31 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • 03 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chartres, France
    • 38
    Register


    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.

    A four day version of the Walking A Sacred Path Program will begin with an orientation and opening reception.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, there will be seminars with small group time.  Tuesday evening holds a special walk through the Cathedral Crypt as a pilgrim in the house of Mary.  Wednesday afternoon, Lauren will lead an orientation to the labyrinth in Chartres followed by an evening of labyrinth walking in Chartres Cathedral with candlelight, and special music.  On Thursday evening will be 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.  

    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 focalized 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
    • 24
    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 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
    • 34
    Register

    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
    • 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.