Lent 2021 begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, and continues until Easter Sunday, April 4. The following e-courses are in Spirituality & Practice's on-demand system, which means that you study independently and schedule the pace of the course yourself. Once you subscribe, go to your account page and choose a start date and how often you want to receive the emails. Below you will see a recommended schedule for aligning the sessions with the Lenten season.

  • Practicing Spirituality with Jesus - Lenten Edition
    by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
    Many diverse perspectives on the man from Nazareth, by Christians and people from other spiritual traditions — who all agree that we can practice what Jesus preached and modeled.
    (46 sessions. Recommended schedule: Daily starting Wednesday, February 17.)
  • Practicing Spirituality with Edward Hays - Lenten Edition
    by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
    Concrete and simple ways to connect with the Divine in the midst of our hectic and hurried lives, through the teachings of an ordained priest who was a storyteller, artist, and the author of more than 35 bestselling books.
    (46 sessions. Recommended schedule: Daily starting Wednesday, February 17.)
  • The Spirituality of the Gospels
    by Thomas Moore
    Fresh interpretations of intelligent, challenging, and inspiring gospel texts, from the psychotherapist, former monk, and writer of popular spiritual books, including the New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul. Includes links to archived recordings of 4 short audios and 3 short video "classes" from Thomas Moore on key themes in the Gospels.
    (46 sessions. Recommended schedule: Daily starting Wednesday, February 17.)
  • Guidelines for Christian Life, Growth, and Transformation
    by Contemplative Outreach and Fr. Thomas Keating
    A Lenten practice of Lectio Divina using 42 guidelines for the Christian spiritual journey from Fr. Keating's seminal book Open Mind, Open Heart.
    (46 sessions. Recommended schedule: Daily starting Wednesday, February 17.)
  • World Wisdom
    by Rami Shapiro
    Passages to reflect upon from the mystic heart of the world's religions.
    (46 sessions. Recommended schedule: Daily starting Wednesday, February 17.)
  • Nine Promises of Lent
    by Jay McDaniel and Patricia Adams Farmer
    Inspiring offerings for Lent from the standpoint of process thought. McDaniel and Farmer write and teach with a vision of the universe as a network of creativity and inter-becoming; and of God as relational, loving, present with us in the darkness, and always luring us towards fresh forms of new life.
    (20 sessions. Recommended schedule: MWF starting Wednesday, February 17.)
  • The Grace of Lent
    by Contemplative Outreach
    The course aims to create a Lenten atmosphere of silence, stillness, and a quiet inner joy of alert receptivity. You are encouraged to partake of the particular beauty of the season viewing Lent itself as an artful preparation to a slow and sustained intentional journey where the heart is awakened into a new life in and through divine love.
    (20 sessions. Recommended schedule: MWF starting Wednesday, February 17.)

—————————————

A new e-course from Cynthia Bourgeault is also available:

  • Spiritual Gifts from the Imaginal Realm
    by Cynthia Bourgeault
    In this e-course, Cynthia will specifically explore the gifts of the imaginal realm that can help us adopt a larger perspective and make a difference today using the cosmic assistance available to us all. The course delves into some ancient Wisdom roadmaps that many of us may not be familiar with and yet which hold the key to understanding what's happening in our world and where the path of healing lies. Includes community sharing guided by Cynthia in an online Practice Circle and two Zoom meetings in which Cynthia will respond to the group's interests.
    (13 sessions, delivered Monday and Thurday from February 18 - April 1)