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How to Use the Labyrinth to Create a Compassionate Practice with Veriditas Faculty Dr. Robin B. Dilley

  • 01 Jun 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Online
  • 2


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

“If we walk far enough," says Dorothy, "we shall sometime come to someplace.”

― L. Frank Baum

Compassion comes in all forms, but one thing for sure is that it must start with self-compassion. If we don’t have self-compassion, we will never master compassion for others. In this qualifying workshop, we will explore how the Buddhist tenets of philosophy can help us learn and practice radical compassion for ourselves and others. The Labyrinth is the path that leads us there and then out again to share compassion with the world.

Through the use of story, we will follow Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and her inner parts, the scarecrow, tin man, and lion. We will weave in and out of our imagination, demonstrating how Dorothy’s journey of self-discovery shows her practicing deep compassion for her parts that feel stupid, scared, and heartless. We are more than the sum of our parts.

Together, we will discover through imagination down the yellow brick road (the Labyrinth) how to integrate Buddhist practices, creating new pathways of inner and outer change.

Three take-a-ways:

  • Engage in the Power of Story
  • Use the Labyrinth as a Transformative Tool
  • Compassionate Practice: A Necessity for Real Tough Times

We will use the Seven Circuit Labyrinth and the Seven Aspirational Buddhists Practice.

Dr. Robin B. Dilley brings over 35 years of experience to the table as an Arizona Licensed psychologist, author, and workshop facilitator. She has been an Advanced Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator since 2015 and recently became a Veriditas Faculty member. 

Since learning about the Labyrinth in 1992, Robin has drawn on her background in Experiential Family Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Jungian Theory to develop an active Labyrinth practice. She incorporates the Labyrinth into her work with clients in several ways. She explores its use as an ancient archetypal symbol for guidance and personal insight. Additionally, she teaches clients to use the Labyrinth as a tool for mindfulness and anxiety management, empowering them to use it for relaxation and stress reduction.

Now, through her newest endeavor, Arizona Labyrinth Connections, an extension of her psychotherapy and spiritual consulting practice, Dr. Dilley leads well-designed transformative workshops which include storytelling, journal writing, and a labyrinth experience.  She creates workshops regularly and has two signature workshops, “Lessons from The Yellow Brick Road” and “Lessons from The Miller’s Daughter.”

Robin is available to create a workshop for your group or individual consulting to enhance your life’s journey. She also publishes a regular newsletter, Continue Your Journey.

Robin lives happily with her spouse of 28 years, Pam Smead. They enjoy cruising, walking, reading, and exploring life together.  Don't hesitate to get in touch with Robin at to learn more.

101 H Street, Suite D, Petaluma, CA 94952   |   Phone 707-283-0373    |

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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