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

Winter Solstice at Labyrinth

  • 3318 Loxley Road Richmond, VA, 23227 United States (map)
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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 Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Jan
11
to Mar 1

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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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Mindfulness for Parents
Jan
16
to Mar 6

Mindfulness for Parents

Having children is a sure way to learn about the vastness of our hearts---and to find out the limits of our patience. Mindfulness  can offer parents principles and practices that both enrich the parenting experience and provide skills for navigating the inevitable stressful times.

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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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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Hanover Yoga and Wellness Partnership)
Feb
7
to Mar 28

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Hanover Yoga and Wellness Partnership)

  • 10962 Richardson Road Ashland, VA, 23005 United States (map)
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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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Living, Giving, and Planning Mindfully
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Living, Giving, and Planning Mindfully

Your financial plan and legacy are much more than a comfortable retirement or gift at the end of your life; they reflect your values at all stages of your life. Intentionally seeking what matters most to you can be tremendously empowering. Join this one-day workshop to learn how to mindfully plan for an impactful financial future in a way that aligns with what matters most to you.

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Holding On and Letting Go: The Act Of Surrender
Mar
1
to Mar 15

Holding On and Letting Go: The Act Of Surrender

What is the nature of surrender? How do we surrender without giving up? What are we surrendering to? What are the spiritual lessons of surrender? We will explore these questions through the lens of Jung’s thoughts on the relationship of Self and Ego during times of crisis and change. Bring something to write with and a story of a time of surrender in your life.

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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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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Midday)
Mar
6
to Apr 24

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Midday)

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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Mindful Self-Compassion
Mar
7
to Apr 25

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 8-week program that builds our capacity to be present in the face of our suffering much like we would with a beloved friend. MSC teaches principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with more kindness, care, and understanding. The emphasis of the program is on enhancing emotional resources and personal capacities through strengthening three core competencies: self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and mindful awareness.

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Chrysalis Fall Book Club: Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding Our Darker Selves
Mar
8
12:30 PM12:30

Chrysalis Fall Book Club: Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding Our Darker Selves

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

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The Art of Forgiveness
Apr
5
to Apr 26

The Art of Forgiveness

“How will I ever forgive them for what they did?” It’s a question we all wrestle with throughout our lives. In this four-week series, we’ll discuss the cost of grudges, the benefits of forgiving, and how to forgive more quickly. Then you’ll have a chance to apply these principles and cultivate your own path to forgiving yourself and others.

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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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