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INDIANA LABYRINTH SUMMER SCHOOL: For the Love of the Chartres Labyrinth with Lars Howlett & Storytelling Supper with Robert Ferre

  • 16 Jul 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • New Harmony Inn, Conference Center A & B, 504 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana
  • 18


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Fee includes lunch.
    Additional fees apply for overnight accommodation

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Immerse yourself in the transcendent archetype of the Chartres Labyrinth as we trace its saga and secrets through stories and studies by modern day disciples.

The most widely recreated and beloved labyrinth today, the Chartres Labyrinth is an exquisite design that has turned around the lives of countless people from all over the world. Inlaid in the Chartres Cathedral in 1200, the labyrinth has been wedded to this beloved pilgrimage site, soaking in that holy space and reflecting its sacred geometry for over 800 years. Join Veriditas Faculty Member Lars Howlett for a deep dive into the history and mystery of the Chartres Labyrinth. We’ll consider its design and variations, as well as how the center rosette and perimeter lunations took labyrinths to a whole new level. Photographs from Chartres and stunning replicas from around the globe will showcase some awe-inspiring renditions of this medieval pattern. 

Special guest Robert Ferré is one of the foremost experts on the design having traveled 53 times to Chartres to walk, study, and connect with the cathedral and labyrinth. This includes an evening storytelling hour with Robert Ferré and a special backyard dinner on the labyrinth of Ben Nicholson (weather permitting). A comprehensive digital workbook will be provided as a PDF.

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 Advanced Facilitator trained by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. Visit

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.


To book accommodations, please visit and use the group code 2023VER for a special rate of $89 plus tax (normally $175).  You can also call the New Harmony Inn at 1-800-782-8605 and request the Veriditas Corporate rate. Booking will be available up until 15 days prior to the start of the event.

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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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