Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Jul
11
to Aug 29

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness isn't just a buzzword. It's proven to help reduce stress, chronic pain and a range of other life issues. Stress can become overwhelming and when left unmanaged compromises the overall health of one's body. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) gives you proven techniques for living in the present and reducing the worries and fears that cause unnecessary stress. Learn the science and application of mind-body medicine to promote resilience and healing. This course gets rave reviews from participants!

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Reviving our Indigenous Souls: Book Launch
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

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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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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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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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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Spiritual Paths - Free Information Session
Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

Spiritual Paths - Free Information Session

Free info sessions we'll be doing for the Spiritual Paths program in October. Chrysalis created the Spiritual Paths program to help you find space and a supportive spiritual community in which you can examine your life. Here you will explore and develop (or deepen and expand) ongoing practices and perspectives that will bring you greater peace, joy, connection, transcendence, and meaning.

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Mindful Self-Compassion
Oct
25
12:30 PM12:30

Mindful Self-Compassion

We are often harder on ourselves than we realize. Your inner critic chirps, “Gosh, you really messed up! You are so stupid!” Would we ever treat our best friend the way we treat ourselves? Our thoughts shape our reality and negative thoughts can create deep unhappiness. Learn how to treat yourself as compassionately as you treat others. Become your own best friend and experience transformation at the deepest levels.

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Spiritual Paths - Free Information Session
Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Spiritual Paths - Free Information Session

Free info sessions we'll be doing for the Spiritual Paths program in October. Chrysalis created the Spiritual Paths program to help you find space and a supportive spiritual community in which you can examine your life. Here you will explore and develop (or deepen and expand) ongoing practices and perspectives that will bring you greater peace, joy, connection, transcendence, and meaning.

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Death Cafe
Oct
18
6:15 PM18:15

Death Cafe

When was the last time you casually talked about death over coffee or tea? Now's your chance! The Death Cafe is an agenda-free space to talk about death. You can expect a group-directed discussion with no intention of leading people to any conclusion or course of action. The objective of Death Cafes as quoted on the Death Cafe website is, “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives."

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Spiritual Paths - Free Information Session
Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Spiritual Paths - Free Information Session

Free info sessions we'll be doing for the Spiritual Paths program in October. Chrysalis created the Spiritual Paths program to help you find space and a supportive spiritual community in which you can examine your life. Here you will explore and develop (or deepen and expand) ongoing practices and perspectives that will bring you greater peace, joy, connection, transcendence, and meaning.

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Death Cafe
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Death Cafe

Death and coffee have teamed up! Join a community dialogue and become more familiar with the end of life. Each Death Cafe is a unique experience and free. OR When was the last time you casually talked about death over coffee or tea? Now's your chance! The Death Cafe is a community dialogue around becoming more familiar with the end of life. Bring an open mind. Each Death Cafe is a unique experience.

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