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These popular spiritual growth and self-improvement programs are designed to fit your schedule and your budget.

Most of us love to go on a spiritual retreat:
to reflect upon the meaning and purpose of our lives,
to nurture our connection to Spirit,
to learn from the great teachers,
to expand our repertoire of spiritual practices
to find a spiritual community.

We bring the retreats to you! Our E-Courses, Online Retreats, and 21-day Programs turn your email inbox into a spiritual retreat center.

You can participate in our many exceptional programs in two ways. One is by taking them when they are a "current" program during a specific time frame. Another way is by taking them on-demand where you choose your own start date and how frequently you want to receive the course content.

Scroll down this page to explore Current and upcoming E-Courses.

Visit these pages to see programs available on-demand:
Online Retreats on Classic Spiritual Practices
Practicing Spirituality E-Courses
... with the Religious Traditions
... in Places, Activities, and Relationships
... with Master Teachers
21-Day Programs to Change Habits

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

Current E-Courses


Each of these E-Courses and Online Retreats has a private Practice Circle where you can share your wisdom and experiences with other participants from around the world. These programs run during a specific time frame but latecomers will find all the emails archived on their account page.

IN PROGRESS:

November 28 - December 26 The Grace of Advent
The Grace of Advent: Consent to Contemplative Living with Contemplative Outreach uses Scripture and the teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating and other mystical writers to explore the great themes of the season. The content will be shared via emails and video and audio recordings, and will come alive as we witness and share our reflections and experiences in the online Practice Circle.

November 29 - December 25 The Gospel of Thomas for Advent
The Gospel of Thomas for Advent (2014) with Cynthia Bourgeault focuses on sayings from the Gospel of Thomas on the themes of watchfulness, spiritual generativity, the fullness of time, and the play of light and darkness. Each day you will receive a carefully selected wisdom saying from Thomas, a brief commentary by Cynthia Bourgeault, and a suggested spiritual practice. Previously offered in Advent 2013, this e-course will have a new Practice Circle where you can discuss the readings with Cynthia Bourgeault and a worldwide community of fellow seekers.

COMING SOON:

January 1 - 31 Poetry to Transform Your Life
Poetry to Transform Your Life with Roger Housden will bring you one month of daily emails to start the New Year with poems especially chosen by Roger Housden for their ability to awaken you to fresh ways of seeing both yourself and the world. Poets represented include Mary Oliver, Galway Kinnell, Hafiz, Rumi, Kabir, Rainer Maria Wilke, Naomi Shihab Nye, James Wright, Ellen Bass, Leonard Cohen, Czeslaw Milosz, Jean Pierre de Causadde, Derek Walcott, Wendell Berry, and many others. Each email will also include a commentary on the poem by Roger Housden, a process for consciously reflecting on the poem, a simple practice to bring the poem's meaning into your life, and an audio recording of the poem by Housden. Participants will also discuss the poems' meanings in their lives with a worldwide community in the online Practice Circle. Housden is the bestselling author of the Ten Poems to Change Your Life series of books and is renowned for his inspired recitations of sacred poetry.

January 12 - February 6 Holy Silence: The Quaker Way
Holy Silence: The Quaker Way with J. Brent Bill is a one-month online retreat on embracing silence as the Quakers do, encountering God in a living and vital holy hush. This is a quiet inner place where God teaches us directly, granting us insights, guidance, and understanding of spiritual truth. We learn to marry faith with daily life. This e-course is being led by J. Brent Bill, a lifelong member of the Religious Society of Friends and author of numerous books on Quaker spiritual practices. Through 12 emails he will share how to practice a silence deeper than words and offer tools for entering into it, including Quaker Queries, a unique form of asking non-directive questions for spiritual growth. Participants will also discuss their journey into spiritual silence in the online Practice Circle and during a one-hour teleconference with J. Brent Bill.

More Courses:
Online Retreats on Classic Spiritual Practices (On-Demand)
Practicing Spirituality E-Courses (On-Demand)
21-Day Programs to Change Habits (On-Demand)


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