CBD 2022: The Wisdom of the Labyrinth: Its History, Mystery, and Modern uses, with Lauren Artress, D. Min

October 16, 2022 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For thousands of years, archetypal labyrinth patterns have been used as a powerful tool for resolving problems, accessing inner peace, and aligning oneself spiritually. A simple, yet highly effective practice, walking or tracing a labyrinth quiets the mind and takes you to a place where you can hear your own wisdom with clarity and calmness. Author Lauren Artress, the founder of Veriditas, the Worldwide Labyrinth Project, and renowned expert on the subject, will present a lively lecture preparing participants to fully enjoy the benefits of the labyrinth. Her session will include both historical and modern applications of the practice of labyrinth walking including stress reduction, community building, and psychological and spiritual transformation. Also, during the session, participants will be guided in a direct labyrinth experience through the use of a finger-tracing-tabletop labyrinth for home use. Please download and print a paper labyrinth here and bring it with you to this class!

The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress is the author of Walking a Sacred Path, Sacred Path Companion, and The Sand Labyrinth Kit, and has been cited in over fifty books. She is an Honorary Canon at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, in acknowledgment for her innovative, worldwide work with the labyrinth as a spiritually integrative tool. In 1996 Lauren created Veriditas, a non-profit dedicated to introducing people to the healing, meditative powers of the labyrinth. She travels worldwide offering workshops and lectures on the labyrinth, on the spiritual hunger of our times, and on psycho-spiritual topics such as forgiveness, self-acceptance, finding your life’s purpose, and reconciliation.

She is also inspired by and an expert on Hildegard of Bingen. In addition to Lauren’s ordination as an Episcopal priest, she is a spiritual mentor and is a licensed MFT psychotherapist focusing on the creative process, psycho-spiritual issues, and helping others find their soul assignments. She is the creator of a radio show on VoiceAmerica.com called “The Wisdom of the Labyrinth” and is Co-Director of The Art of Spiritual Direction at Wisdom University. Lauren is a Diplomate in the American Association for Pastoral Counselors and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. She sits on the Editorial Board of Presence Magazine, published by Spiritual Directors International.

The Wisdom of the Labyrinth: Its History, Mystery, and Modern uses is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 9 – 16 and Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, 2022.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.

Registration is now open here: https://stanfordcbdsummit-2022.eventbrite.com/