The Center for A Course in Miracles conducts weekly, monthly, and quarterly classes at our Alameda branch (map), located at 1151 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Suite 105, Alameda, CA.
We do not presently offer classes at our Temecula branch.
Please feel welcome to join 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, open 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, April 6th, 2019, 2-4:30pm
Chapter 11 - GOD OR THE EGO: "No one can escape from illusions unless he looks at them, for not looking is the way they are protected. There is no need to shrink from illusions, for they cannot be dangerous. We are ready to look more closely at the ego's thought system because together we have the lamp that will dispel it, and since you realize you do not want it, you must be ready. Let us be very calm in doing this, for we are merely looking honestly for truth. The "dynamics" of the ego will be our lesson for a while, for we must look first at this to see beyond it, since you have made it real. We will undo this error quietly together, and then look beyond it to truth" (T-11.V.1:1-6).
Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 2-4:30pm
Chapter 12 - THE HOLY SPIRIT’S CURRICULUM: "...God cannot be remembered alone. This is what you have forgotten. To perceive the healing of your brother as the healing of yourself is thus the way to remember God. For you forgot your brothers with Him, and God's Answer to your forgetting is but the way to remember. Perceive in sickness but another call for love, and offer your brother what he believes he cannot offer himself. Whatever the sickness, there is but one remedy. You will be made whole as you make whole, for to perceive in sickness the appeal for health is to recognize in hatred the call for love. And to give a brother what he really wants is to offer it unto yourself, for your Father wills you to know your brother as yourself. Answer his call for love, and yours is answered" (T-12.II.2:7-10, T-12.II.3:1-5).
Saturday, June 1st, 2019, 2-4:30pm
Chapter 13 -THE GUILTLESS WORLD: "…the Holy Spirit's vision is merciful and His remedy is quick. Do not hide suffering from His sight, but bring it gladly to Him. Lay before His eternal sanity all your hurt, and let Him heal you. Do not leave any spot of pain hidden from His light, and search your mind carefully for any thoughts you may fear to uncover. For He will heal every little thought you have kept to hurt you and cleanse it of its littleness, restoring it to the magnitude of God" (T-13.III.7:2-6).
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, May 11th, 2019, 10am-4:30pm (lunch break: 12:30-2:30pm)
To assist students of A Course in Miracles with their study, our Alameda branch offers 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.