Intimacy & Compassion: Tools for Creating a New Culture

How do we turn our dreams of love and harmony into powerful, long-lasting connections? Conflict is inevitable, but broken relationships are not. Join facilitators Michael Rios and Houston Alexander Ward on 9/15 to practice core skills for creating a "New Culture": Radical Intimacy is made possible by Radical Compassion.

• What we'll do
At this workshop, we will explore *New Culture values through connection games and deep conversation. We will gather after the workshop for a shared meal, potluck style! If you plan to stay for dinner please bring a shareable, vegetarian dish. 

Houston will be holding a love gathering after the potluck, at 8PM. Attending the workshop is not required to come to the Love Gathering later in the evening, but those that attend the intro are encouraged to stick around for an evening of even deeper connection. Check out that event here:

- Saturday, 9/15 from 3-6pm 
- Doors at 3. Facilitation starts at 3:30; to 6PM. Potluck Begins at 6:30
- Chrysalis Community, 930 N Arlington Mill Dr, Arlington, VA 22205
- $5-15 suggested donation. A shareable vegetarian dish if coming to the potluck.

*New Culture comes out of examining every aspect of our existing cultures and experimenting to find out how to create a world based on love and freedom, rather than fear and violence. There’s more information about New Culture ( at the bottom of this announcement.

• Important to know
Everyone is welcome at this event regardless of their ability to pay. A number of people in our community are sensitive to fragrances and other chemicals, so please don't wear perfume, cologne, or other scented products, including “natural” scents. There are no pets in the house, so people with allergies have no need to worry!

• Got questions? 
Contact Michael Rios via Facebook message, OR
Email Michael at [email protected]


"New Culture" is about creating sustainable, rich, intimate personal relationships, along with a sustainable world to enjoy them in, based on transparency, delight, freedom, and community. In order to create a New Culture in our lives and in the larger society, we put on events that help us develop the skills we need to make that real, including communication, self-knowledge, presence, conflict resolution, and effective activism. These events can be an evening or weekend, and some last 10 days or more, so that we can "live" New Culture and turn new skills into daily practices. You can see descriptions of many of the 4 day and longer events on the Web: Summer Camp East (Mid-Atlantic, July 13-22,; Cascadia Camp (Washington State, June/July), Summer Camp West (Oregon, August,; Winter Camp Hawaii (January), and more at

Along with building community skills, the New Culture community asks questions about what a healthy, violence-free culture might look like – for example, how do we raise children? How do we care for elders? What might intimate relationships look like? What’s an ethical and sustainable way to grow our food? We have lots of questions and not too many answers. The fun part is looking at these issues together and trying out possible solutions while we practice being non-attached, curious, and transparent and also being playful, creative, and connected. We have no gurus and no dogma – a diversity of opinions is welcomed and appreciated.

September 15, 2018 at 3:00pm - 6pm
Chrysalis Community
930 N Arlington Mill Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
United States
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$10.00 USD

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