Wise Aging
Nov
6
to Dec 4

Wise Aging

As you contemplate growing older, what are you curious about? What is surprising? What is challenging?  Discover new resources and support to live the years beyond mid-life with spirit, resilience, joy, and wisdom. 

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Taoism: Living in Harmony
Nov
8
to Nov 29

Taoism: Living in Harmony

Explore the timeless wisdom of the Tao Te Ching, translated loosely as “The Way and Its Power." Compiled nearly 2500 years ago, it is the second most-translated book ever written. In this 3-session class, we'll dig into the concepts of Yin-Yang, T’ai Chi, and the Water Course Way, discussing their common emphasis on balance, harmony, and non-striving.

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Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Dec
21
4:00 PM16:00

Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

  • 3318 Loxley Road Richmond, VA, 23227 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An ancient mystical tool, the labyrinth is used by many cultures and religious traditions.
Unlike a maze, the labyrinth has a single pathway in and out.

There are no tricks or wrong turns, and you cannot get lost finding your way in and out again. A walk through the labyrinth has come to symbolize our spiritual journey. Concentric circles weave and twist as they direct pilgrims to the center, the place of illumination.

Come walk the candle lit pathways… 

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Soulful Time Management Retreat
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Soulful Time Management Retreat

The quality and substance of our lives is determined by our everyday choices about how we spend our time, attention, and energy. This retreat will help you create a vision for your life in the coming year so you can set clear intentions about how you wish to invest YOUR precious resources!

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Meditation Retreat: Cultivating Wisdom and Compassion
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Meditation Retreat: Cultivating Wisdom and Compassion

Imagine a weekend of SILENCE, SPACE and STILLNESS away from the noise, overwhelm, and busy-ness of everyday life. At Richmond’s beautiful Roslyn Retreat Center, this meditation retreat offers time in reflective silence and as well as gentle guidance from some of RVA’s most respected mindfulness teachers, Philip and Kay Davidson, Susan Wilkes, and John Taylor. Nourish your spirit with mindfulness techniques that inspire wisdom and compassion.

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Fall Book Club - Care of the Soul
Nov
15
12:30 PM12:30

Fall Book Club - Care of the Soul

New York Times bestselling author of the classic book Care of the Soul, Thomas Moore treats us to a new wisdom for a timeless topic: aging. Moore offers a unique perspective, suggesting that rather than fearing aging, we should cherish it. He invites us to be more authentic, distinctive, complex, connected and joyful, viewing getting older as an opportunity for spiritual growth and learning as well as deepening relationships. 

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Living with Intention
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Living with Intention

The act of writing intentions is like setting an inner compass for navigating life’s joys and sorrows. This 2-hour workshop will include specific guidance on how to write intentions and how to honor them, as well as time for practice and optional sharing.

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Writing Yourself
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Writing Yourself

Enjoy a day-long immersive workshop on using journaling to connect you more fully with yourself and with your sense of the sacred. You’ll experience a mashup of writing techniques and prompts based in ancient wisdom traditions and in the contemporary science of positive psychology, with an opportunity to explore them in supportive spiritual community.

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Reviving our Indigenous Souls: Book Launch
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Reviving our Indigenous Souls: Book Launch

Local author Rev. Dr. Cathie Stivers will introduce and talk about the topic of her new book Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New. Dr. Stivers will discuss why she feels the topic is both timely and timeless, as well as what inspired her to write the book. A Q-and-A and book-signing session will follow.

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Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk

  • 3318 Loxley Road Richmond, VA, 23227 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An ancient mystical tool, the labyrinth is used by many cultures and religious traditions.
Unlike a maze, the labyrinth has a single pathway in and out.

There are no tricks or wrong turns, and you cannot get lost finding your way in and out again. A walk through the labyrinth has come to symbolize our spiritual journey. Concentric circles weave and twist as they direct pilgrims to the center, the place of illumination.

Come walk the candle lit pathways… 

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Mindfulness and Movement One-day Retreat
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Mindfulness and Movement One-day Retreat

Step into nature and savor the beauty of Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for our quarterly Mindfulness and Movement one-day silent retreat. Enjoy the opportunity to unite mind, body and spirit through guided sitting meditations, walking meditations through the garden, and gentle mindful movement. Join us for a day of wellness and renewal while deepening your meditation and mindfulness practice.

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Mindful Parenting Conference
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Mindful Parenting Conference

  • The Collegiate School: Sharp Academic Commons (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

One of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in life is parenting. In our overstimulated, busy society, we're raising children in a very different environment than the one we experienced. Parenting articles and books are everywhere, but what tools and practices are most helpful, effective, and well-tested? 

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Workshop with James Hollis: What Matters Most
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop with James Hollis: What Matters Most

Jung observed that “Life is a short pause between two great mysteries.” What matters is how we live that pause. Given that mortality frames our journey, how might we live it more fully, not defined by fear, morbidity, and denial? What attitudes and practices allow us to live more fully? And what psychological maturation brings us to experience this short pause as rich with meaning?

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Spring 2018 Keynote: What Matters Most
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Spring 2018 Keynote: What Matters Most

  • VCU Academic Learning Commons School for Social Work - MCALC 1107 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Jung observed that “Life is a short pause between two great mysteries.” What matters is how we live in that pause. Since mortality frames our journey, how might we live more fully? What attitudes and practices can help? How can we experience this short pause in a way that is rich with meaning?

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Strengthening Our Containers
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Strengthening Our Containers

Grief and loss can be some of the most difficult experiences imaginable—so profound that there’s no way past it. How do we carry grief that feels larger than the world? In a really strong container. Learn ways to strengthen your container so you’re better equipped to carry grief into the world and through life as well as to support others who are carrying loss.

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Chrysalis Spring Book Club: What Matters Most
Feb
15
12:30 PM12:30

Chrysalis Spring Book Club: What Matters Most

Attention all avid readers and great conversationalists! We're meeting up monthly from February to April to read three books by our keynote speaker, Dr. James HollisWhat Matters MostWhy Good People do Bad Things, and Living an Examined Life. Join us as we dive into books that align with our Spring theme. 

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Life Redefined
Feb
3
9:30 AM09:30

Life Redefined

Monica Rao was living a busy, typically stressful life until a near-death experience changed everything, leading her to meditation and in turn to redefining what she valued most in life. She will share her story and guide you through meditations that offer time-honored paths to self-discovery.

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Winter Solstice at Labyrinth
Dec
21
4:00 PM16:00

Winter Solstice at Labyrinth

  • 3318 Loxley Road Richmond, VA, 23227 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An ancient mystical tool, the labyrinth is used by many cultures and religious traditions.
Unlike a maze, the labyrinth has a single pathway in and out.

There are no tricks or wrong turns, and you cannot get lost finding your way in and out again. A walk through the labyrinth has come to symbolize our spiritual journey. Concentric circles weave and twist as they direct pilgrims to the center, the place of illumination.

Come walk the candle lit pathways… 

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Fall Book Club: The Language of God by Francis S. Collins
Dec
15
12:30 PM12:30

Fall Book Club: The Language of God by Francis S. Collins

Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is a scientist’s scientist. He started the Human Genome Project as an atheist or at least no time for conversations about faith and spirituality. He saw science and religion as “non-overlapping magisteria.” And then he finished the project with a deep faith in God and the Bible. The Language of God explains his personal journey taking readers for a tour of modern science and how physics, chemistry, and biology all fit together with a belief in God and scripture. Join the Chrysalis Book Club as dive into Dr. Collins story.

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Leaving Home / Coming Home:  A Day of Ritual, Remembering, and Celebration
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Leaving Home / Coming Home: A Day of Ritual, Remembering, and Celebration

Leaving Home / Coming Home: A Day of Ritual, Remembering, and Celebration
An important chapter is coming to a close for Chrysalis.

In January 2018, we will leave our Carytown home of the last 10 years and move into a beautiful new home in the heart of Richmond's Museum District. This new, larger space offers features and amenities that will allow Chrysalis to continue the rapid growth we've experienced over the last few years, and we're excited about our future there.

However, as we prepare to make this move, we want to pause and gather as a community to celebrate the space we are leaving behind and all that has happened there — and to contemplate our hopes for all that is to come in our new home.

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Neuroscience and Death
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Neuroscience and Death

What happens when you die? Not many of us take the time to consider this question. Yet, it will happen to all of us. Recent discoveries in neuroscience shed new light on the process of death. These discoveries can help us accept death while living life to the fullest.

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