Ongoing Offerings

At Rites of Passage, we offer several ongoing support groups and series to help you explore the transformative power of change.

Support Groups

Facing Change: Life’s Transitions and Transformations

Facing Change is a four-week online support group for those going through life transitions. Facing Change is offered four times a year – January, April, July, and October.

“Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both.” —Lana Lang (Fictional Character from Smallville)

The only constant in life is change. From the joys of births and weddings to the sorrows of death, illness, and divorce, to grappling with relocation, family struggles, identity issues, job changes, trauma, and loss, change can leave us feeling unmoored and powerless. Facing Change is a support group focusing on embracing the transformative power of change.

Together, we offer support and care for each other, share tools for navigating life’s changes, practice meditation and ritual as a way to honor life’s transitions, and grow in our ability to approach change with curiosity rather than anxiety.

Registration is limited to 16 people. Cost for the four-week series is $45 or $15 per session.

The next session of Facing Change will be held October 2020: (Details and Registration Link Coming Soon)

Grief Gathering: Community, Connection, and Ritual

Grief Gathering is a four-week online support group for those experiencing loss. Grief Gathering is offered four times a year – February, May, August, and November.

Grief Gathering is an opportunity for those living with loss to find connection through community sharing, meditation, and ritual. While recognizing the universality of loss, we seek to honor the uniqueness of each participant’s experience of loss.

All are welcome to Grief Gatherings – including the recently bereaved and those whose loss was longer ago, but still present.

Registration is limited to 16 people. Cost for the four-week series is $45 or $15 per session.

The next four-week session of Grief Gathering will be begin Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at 7pm: (Registration Link Coming Soon)

Finding Hope: Healing from Trauma

Finding Hope is a four-week online support group for those seeking to heal from trauma. Finding Hope is offered four times a year – March, June, September, and December.

Finding Hope is a support group for those who’ve experienced trauma. Trauma can come into our lives through abuse, assault, exposure to violence, injury, life-threatening accident, war, terrorism, etc. People can suffer from the effects of individual and collective trauma.

Finding Hope is a safe space to share your trauma and turn toward hope. Through conversation, meditation, and ritual, we honor our individual experiences in supportive community.

For those of us who have experienced trauma, the traumatic experience will always be part of our lives but doesn’t have to define our lives.

Registration is limited to 16 people. Cost for the four-week series is $45 or $15 per session.

The next session of Finding Hope will be held September 2020: (Details and Registration Link Coming Soon)

Workshops and Series

Dine and Discuss / Lunch and Learn Workshops

First Mondays of odd months at 6pm (ET) – or – Third Fridays of even months at 12pm (ET)

July and August 2020 Topic: Ethical Wills: What They Are and How To Create One

During our Dine and Discuss / Lunch and Learn Workshops, we will explore different aspects of planning for life’s transitions. Grab your dinner or lunch and call into our Zoom room. Participation is limited to 16 people. Workshop cost is $10.

Register for Friday, August 21, 2020 – Lunch and Learn – Ethical Wills: What They Are and How To Create One (12pm ET): Seven Days Tickets

Exploring Spirituality

Exploring Spirituality is a monthly online series for those who wish to delve deep into life’s big questions. Exploring Spirituality is held the last Wednesday of the month from 5pm-6:30pm (ET).

Exploring Spirituality is open to people of any or no faith tradition who wish to explore questions of meaning and purpose. The only per-requisite is an open mind and willingness to be respectful of other’s beliefs. Exploring Spirituality is not an opportunity to proselytize, but a place of curiosity and inquiry. Each session will begin with a prompt and centering meditation.

Participation is limited to 16 people. Workshop cost is $15.

Register for Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – Exploring Spirituality (5pm ET): Seven Days Tickets

Circles for Seasons: Monthly Support Group

Circles for Seasons is a monthly online support group for women going through life transitions. Circles for Seasons is held the third Monday of the month from 1pm-2:30pm (ET).

As we go through the seasons of life ~ moving from childhood to adulthood through middle and older age ~ change is inevitable. Some changes are welcome and others are met with sadness and disbelief. Circles for Seasons is a monthly support group for women who wish to acknowledge life’s transitions and meet them with hope and curiosity. Women of all ages and life stages are welcome. Through meditation, ritual, and conversation, we will delve into the seasons of life and the transitions that accompany them.

Grief, joy, wonder, sadness, and hope (along with all other emotions) are welcome at Circles for Seasons. Circles for Seasons is an opportunity to support and be supported, to learn and to share wisdom.

Participation is limited to 16 people. Cost is $15.

The first meeting of Circles of Seasons will be help Monday, September 21, 2020 from 1pm-2:30pm: (Registration Link Coming Soon)

Virtual Pop-Up Office Hours

Various Days and Times

Sign-in for an informal (courtesy) chat about how life’s transitions are opportunities for growth, healing and transformation. All are welcome! We can talk about rituals, design, spiritual care, officiating, life transitions, grief, end-of-life care, or whatever is on your mind! No need to RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017829067?pwd=WTlDYlRPM1ZTUEtkOG5uelc5Rk5Ddz09

Meeting ID: 810 1782 9067
Password: 845955

Upcoming Virtual Pop-Up Office Hours:

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 10:30am-11:30am (ET)
Friday, July 17, 2020, 4pm-5pm (ET)
Monday, August 10, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm (ET)