The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress, Founder of the Labyrinth Movement, to Lead Events at Trinity Cathedral

Contact: April Miller, 216-774-0479 (office),

The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress is available for interviews prior to the November events.

 The Rev. Kay Rackley, Trinity Cathedral’s Associate for Formation, is also available for interviews.


Registration open for lecture, workshop and facilitator training; early bird pricing ends Oct. 1

CLEVELAND—Aug. 27, 2014—The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress—speaker, author and founder of Veriditas: The Worldwide Labyrinth Project—visits Trinity Cathedral this November. Artress is a leading force in the modern labyrinth movement, has written several books including Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice and has trained thousands of labyrinth facilitators all over the world.

Registration is open at for the following events (all take place at Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland):

Spiritual but Not Religious: Using the Labyrinth to Find Your Way
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 | 7-9 p.m.
Walking the labyrinth is a practice gaining international recognition for its ability to help us reflect, pray, release, address psycho-spiritual issues and find perspective. In this lecture, we will discuss forgiveness, healing of memories and ritual uses for gratitude and grief.

Early bird registration: $25*
Early bird pricing available until Oct. 1.  $30 after that date.

The Healing Labyrinth: An Ancient Tool for Psycho-Spiritual Wholeness
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The labyrinth is a place where mind/body and spirit integration can occur, but this process is different within each of us. How much does our mind run things; chattering away because it is afraid of silence? What nourishes your spirit? Inspires you and strengthens you along the path?

Early bird registration: $125*
CEU credit: $30
Early bird pricing available until Oct. 1. $150 after that date.

*10% discount when you register for both Friday and Saturday events.

Veriditas Facilitator Training
Nov. 17 & 18

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 Healing Labyrinth offered on Saturday, Nov. 15 is a qualifying workshop).

“The labyrinth is truly a tool for our times,” says Artress. “It is an evocative experience. The labyrinth provides the sacred space where the inner and the outer worlds can commune, where the thinking mind and the imaginative heart can flow together.”

“Having the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress come to Cleveland to lead a labyrinth workshop is a special event,” adds the Rev. Kay Rackley, Trinity Cathedral’s associate for formation. “Dr. Artress is the person who rediscovered the labyrinth and has singlehandedly re-introduced it as a spiritual tool. In a world that is inundated with noise and moves at a frantic pace, the labyrinth provides an opportunity to slow down and reflect. Many in our society find meditation difficult — the ‘monkey brain’ starts its chatter as soon as we ‘unplug’ from our daily routines. The labyrinth affords many a place where one can engage the left brain by focusing on the path and thereby become capable of experiencing the quiet needed for meditation and reflection.”

The labyrinth at Trinity Cathedral is a 36-foot canvas replica of the labyrinth found at Chartres Cathedral in Chartres France.  It is an eleven circuit medieval labyrinth.

Trinity Cathedral is located at 2230 Euclid Avenue. The Cathedral’s parking lot entrance is on Prospect Avenue at East 22nd Street. Parking is free. For more information, visit or call 216-771-3630.


About the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress:
The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress is the author of Walking a Sacred Path, Sacred Path Companion, and the Sand Labyrinth Kit. She is currently an Honorary Canon at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California since 2004 in acknowledgement 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, 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.

 Lauren holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Ohio State University and a Master’s of Education from Princeton Theological Seminary. She received her analytic training in Object Relations and Systems Theory at The Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute at The Institute of Religion and Health in New York City. Her Doctor of Ministry degree was granted in 1986 from Andover Newton Theological School in Boston, Massachusetts in Pastoral Psychology.


About Trinity Cathedral:
Trinity Cathedral, the Episcopal Church in downtown Cleveland, invites participation from people of all faiths, races, nationalities and walks of life. For more information on Trinity Cathedral and its programs, please call 216-771-3630 or visit <> . Trinity Cathedral is located at 2230 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland.