Begins January 16th, 2019.
Full course description and FAQ below.
18 weeks of
* Pre-recorded dharma talks (video and audio)
* Downloadable guided meditations
* Live weekly coaching calls (Wednesdays, 8pm ET; recorded in case you miss)
* Handouts and additional resources
* Weekly journal prompts and online discussion forum
* Inclusive, non-hierarchical environment
* Optional 55 min. private sessions with Ralph
* Discounts offered to POC, trans-identified people, social workers, teachers, and anyone else struggling financially. No questions asked.
Chrysalis is a three-part series that blends Western psychology and neuroscience with Eastern practice and Buddhist psychology to bring about unprecedented, meaningful, lasting change to every arena of our lives. If you are experiencing repetitive patterns — be they patterns of thought, emotional cycles, compulsive behaviors, or patterns in intimate and interpersonal relationships, you’ve come to the right place.
Following the trajectory offered in Ralph De La Rosa’s #1 bestselling book The Monkey Is the Messenger: Meditation & What Your Busy Mind Is Trying to Tell You you will gain insights and learn meditations informed by neuroscience, somatic psychology, Tibetan Buddhism, the "parts work" of Internal Family Systems, yogic philosophy.
All courses are guided by Ralph's principle of radical non-pathology, the audacious notion that nothing is wrong with any of us; that the troubles in our lives are a paradoxical invitation to grow and discover genuine confidence.
You will learn how to experience serenity and genuine presence in meditation. You will learn how to open to the heart's intrinsic energies in a deep, embodied way. You will experience a new definition of self-love. You will gain crystal clarity on how emotions work, how trauma runs our lives, and how to access the kind of self-compassion that has the power to heal every part of you. You will dive deep into the world of your inner children and learn exactly what they need so that you can reclaim childlike wonder and creative spark, rewire distorted thinking, set and hold boundaries like never before, and get unstuck from unhealthy coping behaviors. You will gain the experiential tools to become your own therapist.
“The lessons and practices I have done are amazing. Ralph is an awesome teacher and I feel his wisdom and good intentions every time I listen and/or meditate. I give this course a 10, as I will definitely be recommending it to others.”
-Sheila, online course participant
This is a commitment to yourself and to daily practice.
This is a commitment to work within your limits, but to not back down for liberating truths that might be hard at first. This is also not a quick fix (because those don't exist). Rather, it is incremental work that is drenched in self-love. It is work that asks us to show up for ourselves in the way we long for our lovers, best friends, and parents to show up for us -- with passion, dedication, fidelity, mercy, honesty, forgiveness, flexibility, and tenderness.
If you are ready to shift your life through an intelligent and dynamic system of practices, processes, and ideas, this course is for you. If you have ever wondered why therapy hasn’t really worked, this course is for you. If the changes you keep promising yourself you’ll make never materialize, this course is for you. If you struggle with an inner critic, anxiety, depression, and childhood traumas, this course is for you. If you are ready to move beyond surface-level mindfulness and into transformation -- what meditation was actually designed for, this course is for you.
“Your guidance brought meaning to things I've read about but never connected with and now see as healing and light. Thank you again.”
-Jeanette, online course participant