Calendar of Events

    • 01 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • 02 Oct 2021
    • 5:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • October 1 at Tao Fung Shan Christian Centre, Tai Wai, Hong Kong SAR, China, October 2 at Methodist Retreat Centre, Mui Wo, Hong Kong SAR, China
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    *Will be taught in Cantonese*
    By invitation only.

    Event specific information is available on this flyer.

    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. 

    Educational Objectives:

    Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to enhance knowledge about labyrinth in general and specifically, design the labyrinth events, present the labyrinth to and hold labyrinth walks for the attendee’s community.

    Please note: prior attendance at a Veriditas qualifying workshop is required. The online workshop prior to this training considered a qualifying workshop.

    Remark: Social distance and restrictions are observed, and the workshop may be re-arranged according to the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong.

    Dates and Locations:

    Day 1 1-Oct-2021 (Friday)
    Time 9:30 to 17:00
    Venue Tao Fung Shan Christian Centre, Tai Wai, Hong Kong SAR, China

    Day 2 2-Oct-2021 (Saturday)

    Time 10:00 to 17:30

    Venue Methodist Retreat Centre, Mui Wo, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Please download the retreat centre location map here.

    Workshop Fee: HK$3,200

    Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained Facilitator.


    Dr. Chi-Shan Lam is a specialist Anaesthesiologist serving in public hospital in Hong Kong. He first connected with the labyrinth walking when he studied the Clinical Pastoral Education in 2009. In the same year, he got the Master of Arts in Christian Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently, he is a candidate of the Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology. His ongoing thesis “labyrinth walking, spirituality and healthcare” is based on his research “A quantitative and qualitative evaluation of labyrinth walking on chronic pain patient” which is kindly supported by the Hong Kong Pain Society research grant (2015).

    Dr. Lam is a Veriditas facilitator trainer/faculty who has been offering facilitator training workshop for the local communities since 2021.




    • 01 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 03 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
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    Have you dreamed of creating a labyrinth in your living room, backyard, or neighborhood? Whether temporary or permanent, ten feet in diameter or sixty feet wide, develop your toolkit for making labyrinths that benefit any intention or space. Learn how to create archetypal Classical and Chartres variations quickly and easily using simple materials. Craft a tabletop labyrinth for a home altar or art installation using small objects and make two simple walkable labyrinths over the course of one weekend. Apply the techniques you learn to design labyrinths for your own workshops, presentations, festivals and projects.


    Through inspiring slideshows and video tutorials Lars Howlett (Discover Labyrinths) will share his experience engaging a wide variety of labyrinth audiences, materials and settings to illustrate how small and simple labyrinths can have a big impact. We’ll explore how patterns resonate differently and which are better suited for small spaces, diverse communities, and varying age-ranges and abilities. A special guest will join in the third session to share ideas and inspiration for pop-up community labyrinths with a Q&A.


    This three-day weekend workshop will be held online via Zoom. Between sessions there will be time to work at your own pace in creating a tabletop labyrinth and/or temporary walkable labyrinth in or around your home. Participants will have an opportunity to share and discuss their new labyrinths and get feedback from the instructor and each other. A digital workbook will be provided detailing the methods and recordings of the workshop will be made available for reference for two weeks. Registration is limited to ensure an intimate group and opportunity to ask questions and connect with one another. Questions? FindLars@Gmail.com 

    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

    Athena Dugan is a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator and the Volunteers Chair and Regional Representative for Philadelphia with The Labyrinth Society. Athena creates temporary labyrinths and facilitates walks in the Philadelphia area; her roster includes Philadelphia Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia and South Jersey Pagan Pride Day organization, Kensington community grounds, and more. She has created temporary labyrinths for public and private events. A Mindfulness and Soundbath practitioner, Athena hosts online labyrinth meditation walks and Living Labyrinths, a monthly podcast blog that introduces her listeners to various Labyrinth makers. Athena enjoys crafting handheld labyrinths with air-dry clay, papercrafts, and pyrography.

    • 18 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 22 Oct 2021
    • 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Online
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    What do you seek? What can you no longer ignore? What is your “Holy Grail?”

    Around 1200 AD, the world was in a dramatic and changing time, not unlike where we find ourselves today. A great labyrinth was laid in the floor of the majestic Chartres Cathedral. And, only a few years before, the earliest story of Parsifal was written in France by Chrétien de Troyes. At first glance, these things might not seem to go together… a story about a young man (a fool no less!) named Parsifal, who becomes a knight of King Arthur’s Court and embarks on a quest for a Grail, and a meditative path in an important Medieval cathedral. What could a story of a fool possibly have to say to us today?

    It turns out, a lot, as Lauren Artress shows us in her latest book, The Path of the Holy Fool. She knew that a “fool” in the 1200s was not what we think of now. Then, a fool was accountable, humble, just. A fool cared. Parsifal didn’t begin as a fool. He began his foray into the world naïve, isolated and self-absorbed. But on his quest to find the grail he grew to understand that world with all its complexities. He became a fool. One who has the self-awareness, imagination and courage to trust what emerges along his path. His story serves as a template for all who yearn to step forward to nurture a life-enhancing vision for ourselves, our communities and the world we live in today.

    Lauren seamlessly links the themes and path of Parsifal’s story with the path of the labyrinth. She shows us how to envision the labyrinth as the grail. And how the Grail castle of Parsifal’s world can become our imaginal world, the invisible but felt liminal space that labyrinth walkers often speak of. The place where we come to ask questions.

    That is the world … this rich, evocative and imaginative space … into which you are invited for this weeklong online pilgrimage. 

    With “The Path of the Holy Fool” as your map and Lauren Artress, Judith Tripp and the Veriditas team as your guides, you can think of this journey as a quest for your grail. This is your journey. And the question is…what do you seek? What can you no longer ignore? What is your grail? Perhaps, manifesting your life’s true purpose, your “next act.” Or a deeper knowing of the Divine. Recovery from loss, pain and grief. The embrace of transformational change. A spark for new and creative pursuits. 

    Whatever your grail…or even if you are not yet sure what your grail is…what better place to begin on the quest of self-discovery? Where better to, as Lauren says in her book title, ignite your visionary powers?

    In seeking answers to your questions, this journey invites you to lean into your creativity and imagination. During the week, seminars, meditation, journaling. small group time, discussions, images, SoulCollage® and more will help you explore the concepts of Parsifal’s story through the lens of your own life. 

    We will meet each morning Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific time, opening with a meditation led by Judith, followed by a two-hour seminar with Lauren exploring concepts and lessons drawn from The Path of the Holy Fool

    We will also embark on a virtual journey to Chartres Cathedral. On Wednesday in the early evening, we will meet and virtually immerse ourselves within its walls. Through a flow of images we will enter, meditate and move through the cathedral’s crypt making our way up to the Chartres Labyrinth before walking our handheld labyrinths together. For those who have been to Chartres with Veriditas, the rich cache of images will deepen your memories and reignite your experiences of peace, beauty and renewal. For those who have not, this will be a moving and memorable introduction to this amazing place.

    It is highly recommended that you read The Path of the Holy Fool, a gift you will receive upon registration, before attending the pilgrimage. 

    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), and The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers.  In May of 2006, Lauren's rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. 

    Connie Beall

    Connie Beall, LMFT, has been facilitating SoulCollage® workshops and retreats since 2013.  Her personal deck of SoulCollage® cards numbers over 350 and she uses them daily. A Veriditas trained Labyrinth Facilitator, Connie loves to integrate the process of SoulCollage® with labyrinth walks.

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 06 Nov 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
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    In this second year of uncertainty,  and turmoil, it is time to gather in the circle once more. With the blessing of zoom technology, we will be able to see and hear each other, participate in small groups, witness beautiful imagery and hear the beloved music that graces each year of Dream Quest.

    We will tune into our collective memory of standing on the labyrinth in Grace Cathedral, processing along her aisles, candles in hand, choosing our small groups and creating the enduring circle of women. 

    We ask that you prepare yourself by creating an altar with a candle, sacred objects and something that represents the Light. 

    Please have a finger labyrinth at the ready (or download one here

    We will start in the large group with our usual songs, participate in guided meditiations, and call our circles. 

    After an imaginal candlelight procession, we will be randomly assigned to our small groups led by the able women of the Dream Quest circle. 

    We will then come back to the large group for a finger labyrinth walk, setting our dreaming intentions and a lullaby. 

    On Saturday morning, we will gather for a time of meditation, labyrinth walking, a second session with your small group and closing rituals. 

    There has never been a time in my memory when we need more Grace-- more illumination of our deepest knowing, more ease and love in all our relationships, more  hope and healing in our selves, our families, our nation, our planet. 

    Please plan to join us, as a dreaming Woman Full of Grace.

    • 15 Jan 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Online


    SAVE THE DATE! MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

    Council Biographical Sketches

    Twylla Alexander

    Conway, Arkansas and Portland, Maine

    Twylla Alexander is an Advanced Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator and author of the book, Labyrinth Journeys ~ 50 States, 51 Stories. As part of her own personal journey, Twylla walked an outdoor labyrinth in every state in the U. S. and interviewed its creator – all women. She facilitates labyrinth walks and leads labyrinth retreats, providing the space and time for women to explore their own personal journeys. Her children’s book, The Power of Bread, is scheduled for publication in January, 2021. A retired speech-language pathologist and elementary school teacher, Twylla and her husband, Drew, have lived and worked on four continents. They currently divide their time between homes in Conway, Arkansas and Portland, Maine.

    Paul Campbell

    West Fargo, North Dakota

    Paul completed facilitator training in 2005 and the advanced facilitator class in 2008. His passionate creativity for building labyrinth’s results from Robert Ferré’s master builder class. He has been using labyrinths to work with a wide variety of folks—from those with a business (MBA) background to current faith-based leadership training, for discernment and wandering journeys of spiritual growth. He often explores labyrinth use with addiction recovery groups. 

    Tina Christensen

    Tasmania, Australia

    Tina Christensen joins us from Tasmania having moved from Melbourne last year. She is the outgoing Chair of the Australian Labyrinth Network and initiator of the annual event - World Labyrinth Day in Schools. Tina is also a registered creative arts psychotherapist, speaker and SoulCollage® graduate. She is passionate about the ‘art of being’ and cultivating an ‘artisan’ life.  We are excited to welcome her perspective and hope to facilitate more connections with the Labyrinth Community "down under."




    Christine Favreau

    Montgomery, Vermont

    Christine is a human-resources professional with over twenty years of experience spanning varied industries. She is a Veriditas Advanced Certified Labyrinth Facilitator who loves to share time, space and experiences through wellness workshops, yoga classes, and other engaging community events. Consistent with her passion for HR and wellness practices, Christine has a long-held interest in helping others move their lives, careers, and organizations forward.  She voluntarily serves as President for One Child at a Time, a non-profit organization working for the welfare and development of vulnerable and needy children, their families, and communities. Christine is curious and creative with a propensity to cognitively explore the world and all it has to offer.

    Barrie Gibby

    Rockford, Illinois

    Barrie Carter Gibby works on that creative edge between the branches of words and movement expression. A long-time educator, community builder, avid traveler and labyrinth facilitator, Barrie entwines her background in design, music, theater production and ritual-making to facilitate workshops and pilgrimages across the nation on a variety of themes. She is especially fascinated by the parallels of Celtic and Native American cultures and their loving embrace of nature centered whole life. Her annual pilgrimage to the 13th c. Chartres Cathedral labyrinth, in Chartres, France, provokes inspired passion for her ongoing labyrinth work. As a Veriditas Advanced Certified Labyrinth facilitator, Barrie finds sacred spaces everywhere.

    Betty Lopez-Towey

    New York

    It was at Silver Bay on Lake George that Betty was first introduced to the labyrinth. This profound experience led to a deepening interest which soon became a passion. She was trained as a labyrinth facilitator by Lauren Artress in 2001 and has helped to build the outdoor labyrinth at Silver Bay Conference Center on Lake George, has painted canvas labyrinths with various communities and has carried her own canvas labyrinth into New York City Schools, Colleges, Medical Schools, Churches and Synagogues. She has continued her study of the labyrinth with Lauren Artress at Chartres Cathedral, the site of the original eleven circuit labyrinth and is now an Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator and member of the Veriditas Faculty. After 20 years of teaching and out-of-the-classroom support roles, Betty was inspired to pursue an administrative position through her own experience on the labyrinth, which led to her starting a New York City Public School. As the principal and founder, an important part of building this new progressive public school was to support adults and children in mind, body and spirit by incorporating the labyrinth in its development. As a life-long seeker, Betty is a trained Spiritual Advisor and Reiki Master. She is both honored and excited to join the Veriditas Council in their mission to support labyrinth Facilitators around the world.

    Marion Patterson

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Marion Patterson lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and completed her facilitator training and certification with Lauren Artress in 2013. She routinely hosts labyrinth walks, opening the experiences to varied groups; has facilitated the Circle process and small focus groups for different denominations; practices healing energy work (i.e. Reiki, healing touch spiritual ministry); and teaches adults at Kirkwood Community College. She and her husband, Rich, have a business called “Winding Pathways” that encourages people to transform their yards - from patio decks to acreages - into places of satisfying fun, food, and fascination. She welcomes all to learn more and connects facilitators with the Council.

    Mary Ann Wamhoff

    Recently of Santa Fe, New Mexico; originally from St. Louis, Missouri

    After training with Lauren in Chartres, Mary Ann became a Certified Veriditas Facilitator in 2016. She has walked labyrinths since 1995, has studied with Caroline Myss, and is a Reiki Master. In 2020, Mary Ann completed Advanced Facilitator Training. Using her original poetry, she regularly facilitates public walks sponsored by the Labyrinth Resource Group of Santa Fe. Mary Ann recently spearheaded and helped build a 48-foot Chartres-style labyrinth. As a Council member, she hopes to support facilitators in listening to what people need, as well as allow her labyrinth work to bloom. Coming from a tradition that believes in the unseen, she has both felt and seen the labyrinth's amazing power!

    Nathan Wiles

    Montgomery, Vermont

    Nathan Wiles is the founder of Innate Creations, an educating labyrinth building and design company. Nathan utilizes skill and experience from his former career as an Interior Designer and Project Manager to help create his labyrinth builds and workshops. Along with his 30 years of building and designing experience, he was trained by an established Feng Shui consultant and has practiced various meditation techniques.  Now, with close to ten years of experience in both labyrinth designing and building, Nathan is able to join the collective consciousness of the individual or group to help develop their thought onto “canvas.” His passion is to bring a secular understanding to the mystery surrounding us in such a diverse world, while increasing the Labyrinth community through the education and collaboration with public schools, corporations and wellness facilities.



    Leslie Wright

    Stratford, Ontario, Canada


    In 1999 Leslie Wright walked her first labyrinth in a church basement in her native Toronto and it sparked something in her. She received her Facilitator Certification in 2014 and Advanced training in 2020. She participated in a Chartres Pilgrimage in 2018. Leslie enjoys sharing the labyrinth with her community in a variety of settings including churches, seniors’ homes, Parliament of World Religions in Toronto and on her backyard labyrinth. Leslie has been described as a passionate and welcoming facilitator. 


    Since 1995 Leslie has been active in various church congregations including leading workshops exploring spirituality. She currently serves on the worship team at her church. When she isn’t exploring the labyrinth, she loves experiencing the various arts. She looks forward to helping labyrinth facilitators connect to find ways to support each other.



    Karen Knight Price

    Port Austin, Michigan


    Karen Knight Price immediately resonated with the labyrinth as a spiritual tool almost 25 years ago. Since then, it has become a meaningful core in her pilgrimage. She received her facilitator training from Lauren Artress in 2000 and advanced training in 2020. In 2001, a trip to Chartres galvanized Karen’s passion for labyrinth work.


    As a former pastor with advanced studies in spiritual formation, Karen has worked with the labyrinth in many settings with a variety of groups and individuals. 


    Karen and her husband, Dave, live on a small hobby farm at the very tip of Michigan’s thumb. Animals have a central role in keeping Karen happy and life harmonious.


    Also, on the farm, is the Willow Labyrinth, open to the community and the place of Karen’s spiritual nurture. Writing and speaking opportunities are one of the avenues of inviting others to the labyrinth.


    Creativity is a powerful directive for Karen. Creativity is what feeds the soul – whether it is creating a mess, a beautiful meal, or a quilt – the need to create is central to how Karen lives her life.



    Peter Valles

    The Woodlands, Texas


    Peter completed his advanced facilitator training with Veriditas in 2017.  As a geologist and naturalist, in conjunction with his deep connection with nature, Peter discovered sacred spaces in unlikely places. In January of 2018, he and several volunteers constructed a 7-circuit Classical labyrinth deep in the forest near his home. The labyrinth is constructed from all-natural materials. It has been a source of healing, renewal and joy to the many sojourners who have chosen to walk it. From these small beginnings Peter has cultivated a following of interested and curious labyrinth walkers in his community. In 2018 Peter founded the Center for Full Permission. All things labyrinth and leadership coaching are brought together there. Peter is a trained executive leadership coach with over 15 years of experience in the corporate world. The He uses the labyrinth in many coaching sessions, thus providing the spaciousness many need to process their life challenges. Through his work in building a community of practice with the labyrinth as the centerpiece, Peter has been able to reach a richly diverse segment of the population in his area. He has a strong conviction that those who walk the labyrinth are able to access a part of themselves that lurk in the shadow of the psyche and discover what lay beyond the veil of what is known.


    Chuck Hunner


    The labyrinth found Chuck on a beach in Florida in 1998. Over the next few months, he developed a line of labyrinth jewelry. He completed facilitator training with Lauren Artress in 2005 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Walks that he hosts focus on moments in Nature such as full and new moons, equinoxes and solstices, and on the transformative power of partnering with Nature. He led many of Robert Ferre's labyrinth construction projects to success and continues to complete new permanent labyrinths each year. His focus is to bring labyrinths to an ever widening audience in order to share the magic and enhancement of labyrinth consciousness.


    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 4:00 PM (RDT)
    • 01 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 PM (RDT)
    • Chartres, France
    • 5
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    "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 in 2022. 

    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

    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), and The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers.  In May of 2006, Lauren's rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. 

    Catherine Anderson

    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, Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation, and Tracing the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths to use as a daily practice.

    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 as contemplative practice is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012. Her book Contemplative Photography Retreat: Deepen Your Connection to the Elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water is a self-guided retreat in nature with your camera.

    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 pilgrimages to South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Scotland.

    www.CreativePilgrimage.com

    You will be able to reserve accommodation at the Hotellerie St. Yves closer to the date of the Pilgrimage.

    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Hotelliere St. Yves where the programs are held.


    • 02 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM (RDT)
    • 03 Jul 2022
    • 6:00 PM (RDT)
    • Maison St. Yves, Chartres, France
    • 23
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    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.




    • 04 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM (RDT)
    • 08 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 PM (RDT)
    • Chartres, France
    • 31
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    Join interspiritual author and teacher, Mirabai Starr, for an exploration of the interconnected wisdom at the heart of all religious and spiritual traditions. Over this week, we will follow the streams of mystical longing and social justice through readings from poetry and sacred texts of the world’s great religions, sitting in contemplative silence, chanting the names of God in an array of languages, and engaging in deep dialog through conversation and writing.

    Discover the unifying teachings and experience the heart-opening practices that carry us beyond an intellectual understanding of humanity’s many spiritual paths to the place we are transformed by the love at their common core.

    In order to reach this common core, we must reclaim the wisdom of the feminine.  We will focus on women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions. These long-buried wisdom teachings and previously ignored women mystics are revealing themselves to be urgently relevant as we pass through a global dark night of the soul and into a radically renewed humanity. With its emphasis on relationality and inclusivity, its tolerance for ambiguity and its intimacy with mystery, the feminine in all genders reclaims the body as holy ground, worships the earth as a cherished relative, and blesses the web of interbeing that sustains us all.

    Mirabai Starr shares the fruits of many years of investigating, excavating and lifting up female voices in all the world​’​s religions.

    Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. Her latest book is WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics. She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

    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
    • God of Love: A Guide to the heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Mirabai Starr. February 2013
    • Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics by Mirabai Starr. April 2019
    • or any other of Mirabai's books: https://www.mirabaistarr.com/books

    You will be able to reserve accommodation at the Hotellerie St. Yves closer to the date of the Pilgrimage.
    Here is a list of hotels convenient to the Cathedral and the Hotelliere St. Yves where the programs are held.

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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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