The Center for A Course in Miracles conducts weekly, monthly, and quarterly classes at our Center, located at 1151 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Suite 105, Alameda, CA.
Please feel comfortable joining any of our classes at any point in time as the Course's themes are reflected in all thirty-one chapters. Our classes include study, friendly discussion, and questions and answers.
Registration is not required for any of our classes.
Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Our weekly 90-minute study and discussion groups are held every Tuesday and Wednesday. The four weeks following each monthly class are a continuation of Dr. Wapnick's teachings on each successive chapter of A Course in Miracles. This format is more informal as we listen to the audio version of Dr. Wapnick's "Classes on the Text of A Course in Miracles," and invite questions and discussion.
Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm - Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm
On the first Saturday of each month we present Dr. Kenneth Wapnick's DVD Series "Classes on the Text of A Course in Miracles," one chapter per month. (The print version, "Journey Through the Text," is an expanded version of the DVD series.) These presentations are followed by a question and answer period facilitated by the Center's staff.
A Course in Miracles, unlike most linearly structured texts, is symphonically presented, with its themes and principles woven into the teachings throughout, much the same as leitmotivs are woven into the fabric of a musical composition. The Course is thus seen as the perfect integration of form and content, a framework within which the prominent principles and themes in each chapter are presented in succeeding classes.
The overall purpose of these classes is to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of A Course in Miracles, in terms of its magnitude both as a thought system and as a work of art. Such appreciation, it is hoped, will facilitate students' study of the Course, enabling them to learn and practice its teachings in a gently consistent manner as they strive to integrate them into their daily lives. ~ Kenneth Wapnick
Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 2-4:30pm
Chapter 5 - Healing and Wholeness: "The ego made the world as it perceives it, but the Holy Spirit, the reinterpreter of what the ego made, sees the world as a teaching device for bringing you home … What fear has hidden still is part of you. Joining the Atonement is the way out of fear. The Holy Spirit will help you reinterpret everything that you perceive as fearful, and teach you that only what is loving is true. Truth is beyond your ability to destroy, but entirely within your ability to accept" (T-5.IV.1:1-4, T-5.III.11:1).
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, 2-4:30pm
Chapter 6 - The Lessons of Love: "You have chosen a sleep in which you have had bad dreams, but the sleep is not real and God calls you to awake. There will be nothing left of your dream when you hear Him, because you will awaken. Your dreams contain many of the ego's symbols and they have confused you. Yet that was only because you were asleep and did not know. When you wake you will see the truth around you and in you, and you will no longer believe in dreams because they will have no reality for you. Yet the Kingdom and all that you have created there will have great reality for you, because they are beautiful and true" (T-6.IV.6:3-8).
Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 2-4:30pm
Chapter 7 - The Gifts of the Kingdom: "Do not be afraid of the ego. It depends on your mind, and as you made it by believing in it, so you can dispel it by withdrawing belief from it. Do not project the responsibility for your belief in it onto anyone else, or you will preserve the belief. When you are willing to accept sole responsibility for the ego's existence you will have laid aside all anger and all attack, because they come from an attempt to project responsibility for your own errors. But having accepted the errors as yours, do not keep them. Give them over quickly to the Holy Spirit to be undone completely, so that all their effects will vanish from your mind and from the Sonship as a whole" (T-7.VIII.5:1-2-6).
Each quarter we present Dr. Wapnick's DVD workshop, "The Unconscious Mind." This one-day workshop will present the Course's theology and metaphysical framework, focusing on the nature of the split mind as the dreamer of the dream, the dream being comprised of both the ego thought system and the world that is its effect. Thus the world "is the outside picture of an inward condition," reflecting our mind's choice to identify with either the ego or the Holy Spirit. Seen through Christ's vision, the world becomes a classroom in which we learn to see sameness instead of differences, the healed perception that is the meaning of joining. In this way, the decision-making mind is restored to our awareness so that we can choose again and awaken from the dream.
Saturday, December 8th, 2018, 10am-4:30pm (lunch break: 12:30-2:30pm)
To assist students of A Course in Miracles with their study of the Course, we offer the complete works of Dr. Kenneth Wapnick (books, DVDs, and CDs).
On the monthly Saturday presentation: 1-5pm
On the quarterly presentation: 9am-6pm
If you would prefer to order online, please visit the Foundation for A Course in Miracles online bookstore where you can purchase all of Dr. Wapnick’s works including ePUB copies of his books, and downloadable MP3s (audio) and MP4s (video) of his workshops.