Applicants: Please read and be familiar with this entire page about the Immersion, especially the School’s homework requirements, mentoring, and the School’s refund policy… Thanks!
Course Immersion, Part I, is a six-month immersion in understanding and applying the principles set forth in A Course in Miracles. It is for earnest students who feel moved to demonstrate its teachings by living them.
Classes are now available to attend in person or online (streamed live) using the free app “Zoom.”
The primary focus of Immersion One is making a shift in identity from the body to the mind where, as decision makers, we can learn to choose against the ego’s teachings of separation and specialness and for the Holy Spirit’s teachings of forgiveness and healing.
The necessity for undoing the belief in guilt is the central theme that runs through the students daily practice. (“… for our unconscious guilt demands punishment making us fearful of our returning to God.”)
The central message the Course aims to teach is “God’s Son is guiltless, and his innocence is his salvation.”
The benefits of the Course Immersion are many. Here are just a few:
- Simplicity. We learn there is one problem, one solution, and one decision to make.
- We learn nothing external can affect us unless we choose it.
- We recognize the true purpose for all relationships is healing the mind.
- We learn to see the world as a classroom for awakening instead of a prison house.
- Our sense of isolation begins to fade as we realize we have a constant inner companion and guide with us at all times.
- We learn that help is always available.
Each student is given a mentor (chosen by the School, and not by the student) to guide and encourage his spiritual maturation during the program. The mutually beneficial healing relationship between mentor and student serves as a model for all relationships. Our mentors and teachers are dedicated to healing our minds, believing in the students we teach, and learning true forgiveness from the Holy Spirit. We are certain of the outcome of peace through our willing practice of forgiveness in all relationships.
The student is expected to call their assigned mentor and set up a twice-a-month mentoring session (for about a half an hour to no more than an hour each session) .
It is also the student’s responsibility to call their mentor on the agreed-upon scheduled times, or change it in advance if they need to. (It is not the mentor’s responsibility to call the student.)
The Course Immersion is a rigorous program. Students considering enrolling should be prepared to spend a minimum of 7-10 hours a week (typically a little more than an hour a day) doing the homework.
The homework includes reading daily lessons in Journey through the Workbook, preparing for classes with reading and writing assignments, and listening to Ken Wapnick CD sets (recommended while driving). These Ken Wapnick listening assignments are made available to you from the School’s Kenneth Wapnick Library.
Your membership in the Library for a year is included in your Immersion tuition. We will listen to about twelve insightful Ken seminars on major Course themes over the six month Immersion One period. These Wapnick recorded seminars are carefully selected to build one upon the next, for a gradual but in-depth progression of the student’s development in the Course both intellectually and experientially. This immersion in hearing Ken’s incredible understanding of the Course is a major part of our study in the program. This helps us all stay collectively, students and facilitators, on the same page throughout the six months.
The attitude the student brings to the Immersion should include respect for the magnitude of the Course and the willingness to make it their primary spiritual practice during the program. The consistent daily application and integration of Course principles is the goal.
Typically the student’s work will look like this:
- Reading and applying one lesson a day in Ken Wapnick’s “Journey through the Workbook” throughout the six month program, starting with Lesson#1 on Jan.1st, 2018.
- Reading and listening assignments, accessed with Dropbox links provided by the SFACIM
- Connecting with assigned mentor twice a month by phone or in person
- Attending at least one other SFACIM class on alternate weeks between CI classes…. either CI graduate Susan Dugan’s Tuesday class, or Chris Dixon’s Friday class, or Tues. or Thursday Morning Online SFACIM Course & Coffee Chats @9:30am Mt Time, or watching a Chat replay on School for A Course in Miracles youtube channel, or attend one of Kris Nelsen’s Course Classes in Milwaukee.
Students are expected to attend a minimum of 10 CI classes, and watch replays online of any Immersion classes they miss… Classes can be attended by phone in certain circumstances.
(Please, no eating during class… thanks.)
Video and audio replays of each class are made available online to all the participants, whether you are attending in-person or online. The replays are available for up to two weeks after each class, and are downloadable on your computer.
**Before applying: It is recommended that you have at least 3 months prior experience working with the Course, that you have already attended at least one or two of the SFACIM beginner classes, and that you are familiar with Ken Wapnick and his teachings on the Course.**
If we have not met you already, please submit 2 to 4 paragraphs, describing your purpose for wanting to participate in the CI, and your prior experience with A Course in Miracles. Send to: email@example.com
Then please call us to arrange for a brief interview in person or by phone, to see if we are on the same page in terms of class requirements and goals (303 880 7713).
Please call to register. (720-391-9294 or 303-880-7713)
You are officially registered when we receive at least 50% of your tuition… unless paying the three payment plan listed below.
Tuition for the 6 month program is $698 per person ($1298 for a couple). If possible please pay at least 50% tuition before Thanksgiving 2017 to secure your registration and place in the Immersion, and the remainder by Christmas 2017 (unless using three payment option plan below.)
Payment can be made with check or credit card after the initial interview. We will send you an email link to pay with credit card on Paypal if you prefer credit card or debit card.
Financing is also possible (with 3 payments spread over 5 months: $250 down by Thanksgiving 2017, $250 by Feb. 15th, and $250 by April 15th.)
Refund Policy: Requests for full refunds can be given before Dec 1st .
Fifty percent refunds can be given for requests made Dec. 1 thru Dec. 15th.
No refund given after Dec. 15th (Unless the program is cancelled for not reaching the minimum number of eight participants needed by Jan 1st. Then full refund is given.)
Non-returned tuition funds can be applied to a future Immersion Class, if requested.
The School for ACIM reserves the right to ask any Immersion student to leave the program, and will refund the prorated tuition at any point during the six months, if the School sees that the program is not working and/or is inappropriate for the Immersion Student for any reasons the School deems substantive.
The program includes:
- 12 Sunday (2nd & 4th Sundays) two hour classes (4-6pm MT. Time), held at Montview Manor, 1663 Steele St., Denver, 80206. (First class: Jan. 14th, 2018) For online students these classes are streamed live using the free app Zoom.
- All-day Saturday workshop on Special Relationships on April 7th, 2018… presented in-person and Zoomed live @ Light of Grace in Milwaukee.
- Twice a month mentoring throughout the program by a graduate of Course Immersion or one of the Course teachers
- Weekly listening assignments with selected CD sets from our Ken Wapnick Memorial CD Library made available free to Immersion participants on Dropbox. A one year enrollment in the School’s Ken Wapnick Library is included in your tuition.
- Video and audio replays of each Immersion class are made available online to all the participants, whether you are attending in-person or online.
A minimum of eight participants are needed for the class with a maximum of twenty, with up to eight in-person and twelve online students.
(All previous Immersion Graduates are always encouraged to retake the entire Immersion One for $198, if they desire a re-immersion into the basics of the Immersion I program, minus the mentoring process… call Tim 720-391-9294 for details… )
To Attend Online:
Downloadable free app “Zoom” will be used for online video. Drop Box can be accessed for assignments. Links for Zoom and Drop Box will be sent out in email.
It is suggested that you get and use a Logitech webcam 920 ( about $60 on Amazon), or something comparable, while attending class online, especially if your camera and/or microphone on your computer is not very clear. The Logitech 920 has both camera and microphone on it, and easily plugs into your computer thru a USB port (Small rectangular hole on side or back of your computer).
Any questions please call Tim at 720-391-9294.
April 6-7-8 Weekend !
It is highly recommended if possible (but not necessary) that all Immersion attendants try to physically attend in Milwaukee, the weekend surrounding the one day seminar on April 7th, 2018, on “Special Relationships,” (and the Immersion class on 4/8) to have a chance to meet in person and interact for a few days with all our Immersion attendees. This will take place in Milwaukee at the Light of Grace Miracle Center, and not in Denver.
We get to have a full weekend with each other, for those who can make it.
- This allow us to all have dinner together Friday evening (4/6),
- the seminar on Sat. (4/7),
- Sunday Morning Gathering at the Milwaukee Light of Grace Miracle Center,
- and afternoon Sunday Immersion Class (4/8) at Light of Grace also.
If you can’t attend in-person, the seminar will be streamed online live like the regular classes. However due to limited recording space on Zoom, it will not be recorded for replay later (like the regular classes are). It is recommended that local Denver students get together if possible, and watch it online as a group to enable camaraderie and discussion.
Materials needed by student:
- The Course itself (1992 version or newer, specifically published by the Foundation for Inner Peace),
- “Journey through the Workbook” by Kenneth Wapnick,
- Song of Prayer Pamphlet and Psychotherapy Pamphlet (The newer combined volumes of the Course usually contain both pamphlets , listed under “Supplements”… check your Course book to see)
Locations and Times:
Immersion classes will be on 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month @ Montview Manor, 1663 Steele St., in Denver, 4-6pm. Social time starts at 3:45pm, and class begins promptly at 4 pm.
The first class is on Jan. 14, 2018 (and starts a little earlier around 3:30 to give folks a chance to introduce themselves). We usually have a 10 minute break during each class around 5 pm.
The program also includes a full day Saturday Workshop on” Special Relationships” in April from 9:30am-4:30pm (Central Time) at the Light of Grace Miracle Center in Milwaukee . It is highly suggested (but not necessary) that all students, both local and out-of-towners, try to attend this seminar weekend in-person in Milwaukee.
Tentative Immersion Schedule:
Jan.14 This first meeting starts @ 3:30pm (Mt. Time) with Intros, then Setting the Goal (Tim), & The Chart (Sue)
Jan.28 Projection/Perception (Kris) & Three Steps of Forgiveness (Lyn)
Feb.11 The What, Why, and Where of Guilt (Whitney?) & The Four Lessons of the Holy Spirit (Kris)
Feb.25 “Course Terminology”:
What does the Course mean by Form vs Content and Magic vs a Miracle? (Tim and Lyn)
What is the difference between the world and the Real World, and Forgiveness and Creation? ( Whitney)
Mar.11 Other “Jesus-es” (Tim), Jesus of the Course ( Susan Wiggins)
Mar.25 On Healing:
1) From Manual References (Kris),
2) From Psychotherapy Pamphlet (Lyn)
Sat., April 7th Special Relationships Seminar in Milwaukee, 9:30am- 4:30pm Central Time (Tim, Lyn, Kris); Mountain Time will be 8:30am-3:30pm.
April 8 Seven Rules for Decision (Lyn and Tim)
April 22 Six Stages of Development of Trust ( First Two: Kris & Last Two: Tim)
May 13 On Dreams, from Chap. 18 & 27 (Whitney); One Problem, One Solution( Lyn)
May 27 Four Obstacles to Peace (First Two: Kris & Last Two: Sue)
June 10 Five Laws of Chaos (First Three: Whitney & Last Two: Tim)
June 24 Chapter 31, Sec. I & Sec. VIII , and Immersion Graduation Ceremony (Lyn and Tim)
Contact: Lyn Corona at 303-880-7713 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Tim Wise at 720-391-9294 or email@example.com
Course Immersion 2018, Part II, is tentatively scheduled for September 2018 through Feb. 2019, depending on an enrollment of at least six participants who fulfill the pre-requisite of completing Immersion, Part One. Part Two will focus on sharing and practice-teaching the Course material. Immersion Two is a teacher training program for those who are interested in helping others to understand and apply the Course. Individually we will continue doing the lessons of Part Two of the Workbook. We will go over in depth Course themes that were not covered in Immersion One.
Refund Policy: Requests for full refunds can be made up to 30 days prior to start of program on January 1st, 2018. Fifty percent refunds can be given for requests made 30 days to two weeks before the start. No refund given for less than two weeks notice before the start. (Unless the program is cancelled for not reaching the minimum number of eight participants needed by Jan 1st. Then full refund is given.)