I help people
design personalized rituals and rites of passage
to navigate through the unknown 
with clarity and focus.
Weekly Online Ritual Offerings

Each offering combines a short presentation with an interactive ritual led by Center for Ritual Design’s founder, Betty Ray, unless otherwise indicated. Suggested donation is $9-$22, but nobody turned away for lack of funds. 

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JANUARY 2021

Ritual: Inner Work for Social Justice 

Dismantling racism is an ongoing process. For those of us raised in a racist society (e.g. all of us born in the U.S.) we are called to examine the stories, images, ideologies, values, and systems that are lodged deep in our unconscious so that we can release and replace them. This week's ritual will create a safe space to do the inner work of examining our unconscious narratives and replacing them with new stories that promote healing and justice. 

Sunday January 24, 1p Pacific 

Register here (Zoom link sent on registration)  

Suggested donation $9-$22

Venmo: @Betty-Raydio

Paypal: centerforritualdesign AT gmail DOT com

Workshop: Creating a Home Altar

Part how-to and part contemplative practice, today's offering will support you in identifying some personally meaningful objects, and creating a space in your home that inspires reflection and supports your intentions. Please register by January 27, as there is a small bit of pre-preparation for this one.

Sunday January 31, 1p Pacific 

Register here (Zoom link sent on registration)  

Suggested donation $9-$22

Venmo: @Betty-Raydio

Paypal: centerforritualdesign AT gmail DOT com

FEBRUARY 2021

Ritual: Connecting with the Sacred 

Rituals allow us to leave the world behind for a bit, and enter the liminal space where revelation and change is possible. This week we’ll have almost no design work; instead we will engage in a ritual to cultivate connections to that which is sacred for each of us. 

Sunday February 7, 1p Pacific 

Register here (Zoom link sent on registration)  

Suggested donation $9-$22  

Venmo: @Betty-Raydio

Paypal: centerforritualdesign AT gmail DOT com

Ritual: Dwell in Authentic Love

Whether your are in a relationship or not, you are invited to spend some time this Valentine's Day experiencing a deep sense of spaciousness, connectedness, and universal love. Betty will lead a guided meditation that will take you through a process of clearing out any energy of negativity and stories that don't serve you anymore, and of opening up to the field of love that exists within you. There is a little prep in advance, so please register by 2/11. 

 

Sunday February 14, 1p Pacific 

Register here (Zoom link sent on registration)  

Suggested donation $9-$22  

Venmo: @Betty-Raydio

Paypal: centerforritualdesign AT gmail DOT com

Workshop: Designing a Midlife Rite of Passage 

In our culture, midlife is a time when we get a new sports car or have an affair. But midlife is a sacred time when we have the opportunity to explore our life's purpose more deeply. In this workshop, Betty will share the Center for Ritual Design's model for creating your own midlife rite of passage and walk you through some exercises to focus your ideas. 

Sunday February 21, 1p Pacific 

Register here (Zoom link sent on registration)  

Suggested donation $9-$22  

Venmo: @Betty-Raydio

Paypal: centerforritualdesign AT gmail DOT com

Workshop: Designing a Rite of Passage for Young People

Humans have been preparing our young people for adulthood via rites of passage for millennia. It is an archetypal process that our technologically-centered culture has all but forgotten. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of designing a rite of passage for your child or students using the Center of Ritual Design's Rite of Passage model. Parents and teachers welcome! 

Sunday February 28, 1p Pacific 

Register here (Zoom link sent on registration)  

Suggested donation $9-$22  

Venmo: @Betty-Raydio

Paypal: centerforritualdesign AT gmail DOT com

Talks and Presentations for Your Event
Creating Meaningful Rituals for Life Transitions

Humans have created ritual to manage life's unending stream of challenges since the stone age. Today, neuroscience tells us what our ancestors knew all along: Rituals can be designed to catalyze a temporary state of ego dissolution, which frees the mind up from conscious thought and offers  new insights, intuitions, and creativity that can be applied to our daily lives. Betty researched and developed this work via the Mira Fellowship.

How to Help Young People Transition to Adulthood

Our kids are entering a future that looks nothing like the present. In this talk, Betty shares a contemporary coming of age program that combines what we know from the educational and psychology research with traditional rites of passage to create a contemporary non-denominational and student-centered initiatory experience for young people. (See more about this approach in Betty's article on the Greater Good Science Center)

Ritual Design Coaching

Betty offers coaching services to help individuals or groups design meaningful rituals for a variety of transitions including:

  • Coming of age for youth

  • Divorce

  • Moving

  • Empty Nest

  • Grief

  • Midlife

Please email CenterForRitualDesign AT gmail DOT com.

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