Course Immersion, Part One, 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 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 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 or playground.
- 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 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 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.
This includes reading daily lessons in Journey through the Workbook, preparing for classes with reading and writing assignments, and listening to Ken Wapnick CDs (recommended while driving).
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 Journey through the Workbook throughout the six month program, starting with Lesson#1 on Jan.1st
- Reading and listening assignments
- Connecting with assigned mentor twice a month by phone or in person
- Attending at least one other SFACIM class (or CI graduate Susan Dugan’s Tuesday class) on alternate weeks between CI classes… or a CI “buddy” phone check-in meeting of 2 or more current Immersion students (put together and coordinated twice a month by the students themselves).
Students are expected to attend a minimum of 10 CI classes. Classes can be attended by phone in certain circumstances. (Please, no eating during class… thanks.)
**Before applying: It is recommended that you have at least 4 months prior experience working with the Course, that you have already attended a few of the SFACIM beginners 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 by New Year’s Eve, Dec.31st.
Tuition for the 6 month program is $595 per person ($1100 for a couple).
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.
Financing is also possible (with 3 payments spread over 4 months: $250 down by Dec.15th, $200 by Jan 31st, and $200 by Mar 31st.).
- 12 Sunday (2nd & 4th Sundays) two hour classes (4-6pm), held at Montview Manor, 1663 Steele St., Denver, 80206. (First class: Jan. 8th)
- all-day Saturday workshop on Special Relationships on April 22, 2017.
- Twice a month mentoring throughout the program by a graduate of Course Immersion or an experienced Course teacher
A minimum of six participants are needed for the class with a maximum of twelve, with up to six in-person and six online students.
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 an inexpensive computer headset to eliminate background noise while attending class online.
Any questions please call Tim at 720-391-9294.
It is highly recommended if possible (but not necessary) that all online attendants try to physically attend the one day seminar on April 22nd on “Special Relationships,” to have a chance to meet in person and interact with the other Immersion attendees. Local guest rooms for that weekend will be made available for free in Denver Course students homes.
Materials to be purchased by student:
- The Course (1992 version or newer published by the Foundation for Inner Peace),
- “Journey through the Workbook” by Kenneth Wapnick,
- Song of Prayer Pamphlet (The newer combined volumes of the Course usually contain the Song of Prayer… check yours 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 4pm. The first class is on Jan. 8, 2017.
The program also includes a full day Saturday Workshop on” Special Relationships” on April 22, 2017 from 9:30am-4pm at Whitney’s office in south Denver .
Tentative Immersion Schedule:
Jan.8th Meeting starts @ 3:40pm (Mt. Time) with Intros, then Setting the Goal (Whitney), & The Chart (Tim)
Jan.22nd Projection/Perception (Tim) & Three Steps of Forgiveness (Lyn)
Feb.12th The What, Why, and Where of Guilt (Whitney) & The Four Lessons of the Holy Spirit (Lyn)
Feb.26th “Course Dictionary”: Course Definitions of Miracles & Magic, Form & Content, Creation & Forgiveness, etc. (Tim), & Practical Applications of These Principles (Whitney)
Mar.12th Jesus Of the Course (Lyn and Tim)
Mar.26th Healing (Whitney and Tim)
April 9th Seven Rules for Decision (Lyn & Tim)
Sat. April 22nd Special Relationships Seminar, 9:30am- 4:30pm (Tim, Whitney, Lyn)
April 23 Six Stages of Development of Trust (Lyn and Whitney)
May 14th On Dreams, from Chap. 18 & 27 (Whitney and Lyn)
May 28th Four Obstacles to Peace (Tim and Lyn)
June 11th Five Laws of Chaos (Lyn and Tim)
June 25th Chapter 31 & Immersion Graduation Ceremony (4-6:30pm)
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 Part Two is tentatively scheduled for September 2017 through Dec. 2017, 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 do the lessons of Part Two of the Workbook. We will go over in depth the Song of Prayer and the Psychotherapy pamphlets, and Workbook Lessons 181 thru 200.
Refund Policy: Requests for full refunds can be made up to 30 days prior to start of program on January 1st, 2017. Fifty percent refunds can be given for requests made 30 days to two weeks before the start. No refund can be given for less than two weeks notice before the start. (Unless the program is cancelled for not reaching the minimum number of six participants needed. Then full refund is given.)