A Course in Miracles is a book unlike anything the world has ever seen. A masterpiece of spiritual and psychological depth, the Course has become a beloved path for millions of seekers drawn to its teachings on God, love, and the truth of who we are.
For more than three decades the Course has been my path and my vocation, and I continue to be amazed at its unparalleled wisdom and insight. Along the way I’ve seen many students begin their practice with a sincere intention to complete the book, only to abandon it for want of a knowledgeable teacher and a supportive learning environment.
In response to this need, twelve years ago the Circle of Atonement created an online community for dedicated students who wished to travel the Course together. We’ve experienced remarkable learning and forged deep bonds, and now, as Course Companions, we are extending this community to a wider audience.
I invite you to join me, fellow Circle teachers, and hundreds of other companions in this community, a place where we not only walk through the book in its entirely, but we walk together in kindness, respect, and true friendship.
We look forward to being part of your Course in Miracles journey.
Circle of Atonement
As a member of Course Companions, you’ll receive:
Section-by-section commentary from Robert Perry, editor of the Complete and Annotated Edition (CE) of A Course in Miracles, delivered straight to your inbox each day that will walk you through the Text and / or the Workbook in one year.
Access to online classes each week where Robert Perry, Emily Bennington, and / or Mary Anne Buchowski will lead you through a summary of the Text or Workbook readings and answer your questions live.
A community of fellow Course friends from around the world studying alongside you every step of the way.
Learn A Course in Miracles – at your own pace.
Your practice. Your schedule.
You can begin Course Companions with any section or lesson of any volume you choose. In addition, you can read, watch, or listen to the material whenever it’s convenient to you from any laptop, desktop, or mobile device you prefer.
How it works
Once you become a member of Course Companions, here’s how to get the most from your experience:
Order the CE Edition of A Course in Miracles
We use the Complete and Annotated Edition (CE) of A Course in Miracles for the Course Companions program. If you have a previous edition – including the Foundation for Inner Peace version – it’s going to be difficult to follow along with the Reading Schedule as well as the community discussions.
Print and save the Reading Schedule
Completing the Text or the Workbook of A Course in Miracles in one year requires a daily commitment and our Reading Schedule breaks the content down into a very manageable 2-3 pages each day. That said, this is your practice and you are invited to follow the schedule that works best for you. Course Companions is meant to serve as a guide and a support community, but everyone goes at their own pace. There is no pressure here.
Check your inbox
When you join Course Companions, you’ll begin to receive a daily email featuring commentary from Robert Perry that will illuminate each section of the Text, Workbook, or Manual for Teachers and help you apply it directly to your life. Whether you’re new to A Course in Miracles or you’ve been a student for many years, Course Companions will integrate seamlessly into your journey while enhancing it at the same time.
About Robert Perry
Robert Perry, editor of the Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles, is one of the Course’s most respected teachers. He began teaching the Course in 1986 and has shared its insights with students throughout North America and around the world. Robert’s teaching grows out of his dedication to the Course as his own path and his desire to assist others in their own spiritual development. Robert is the founder of the Circle of Atonement and the author or coauthor of more than 20 books and booklets, as well as hundreds of articles, based on the Course.
About Mary Anne Buchowski
Mary Anne Buchowski is a long-time Circle teacher who has been associated with the Circle from its beginnings. She spent several years working for the Circle in Sedona, fulfilling administrative, programming, and teaching duties, while being trained as a teacher and mentored by Robert. In 2004, she returned home to Ottawa, Canada and founded, with her husband James Gregory, Course Oasis, the Circle’s first satellite organization. Mary Anne is responsible for the Circle’s Teacher-of-Pupils Training Program and study group leader training and support. She works and teaches from her home base in Ottawa.
About Emily Bennington
Emily Bennington is executive director of the Circle of Atonement where she leads initiatives – including Course Companions – that bridge the Course’s unparalleled wisdom with practical application. Prior to joining the Circle, Emily led training programs on spiritual intelligence and mindful leadership for numerous Fortune 500 companies. Emily is the author of three books, including Miracles at Work: Turning Inner Guidance into Outer Influence, which features a foreword by Marianne Williamson.
About the Circle of Atonement
From our origin in 1993, the purpose of the Circle of Atonement has been to be a bridge into the profound and unparalleled wisdom of A Course in Miracles. We clarify the Course’s sometimes difficult language in order to make possible a deeper understanding of its teachings. We then help you put those teachings into practice, explaining how to apply them in your everyday life. Our work grows out of our commitment to be as faithful as possible to what A Course in Miracles says. It also grows out of our years of dedication to walking this path ourselves and our desire to see the Course’s purpose realized in the lives of students and in the world.
“A heartfelt THANK YOU!!! This program to read The Text of the CE edition in one year is deepening my understanding of the Course SO MUCH -- it makes me fall more deeply in love with the message and with its Author each day!”PamelaSt. Paul, MN
Join Course Companions today and you’ll receive:
If you are not completely satisfied with Course Companions, you may cancel your membership at any time. We know it’s a commitment to be on a serious spiritual path and you are welcome to stay in the program for as long as you find the community truly helpful.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Course in Miracles is a spiritual path in the form of a book. Its purpose is to train us to work miracles—to accept and extend to others the healed perception that awakens us to God. The Course consists of three volumes, which are usually bound together, and include the Text, the Workbook, and the Manual for Teachers.
The Course promises that countless benefits will result from walking its path, including:
The gift of a deep and profound sense of inner peace
The gift of releasing our grievances through forgiveness
The gift of relationships transformed from contentious into holy
The gift of frequent holy instants, i.e. spiritual experiences in which we temporarily enter a boundless realm of peace, joy, and love
The gift of receiving guidance from the Holy Spirit for all the decisions of our lives
The gift of finding our special function, i.e. the particular role God has for us in the world
The gift of giving and being truly helpful to other people
The gift of days filled with happiness
And finally, the indescribable gift of awakening fully to the awareness of God and our true home in Heaven.
Not at all. Both beginning and advanced Course students will find a home in Course Companions. We have a large community that ranges from members who have been studying for days to members who have studying for decades. Everyone is welcome.
While you are free to go through the Course at whatever pace works for you, if you would like to complete the Text or the Workbook in one year, it’s best to plan for about 15-20 minutes of reading each day. Those who require additional support are also encouraged to attend our weekly 1-hour classes with Robert Perry. (These classes are recorded and archived in the membership site so you can listen at your convenience.)
We host classes each week on Tuesdays (Workbook), Wednesdays (Text), Thursdays (Walking the Path with Mary Anne Buchowski) and Fridays (Song of Prayer). All classes begin at 11 a.m. Eastern and are one hour in length with a Q&A at the end. You are welcome to attend any class you choose and all classes are recorded and archived in the membership site for your convenience.
Note: We also host Sunday gatherings the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 11am-12pm Eastern. Sunday Gatherings feature a brief teaching, prayer, meditation, and group sharing and are designed to provide an opportunity for Course Companions to join in community.
You have the option to receive both Text and Workbook commentaries at once, however, we do not recommend attempting to read both volumes in one year. This can quickly become overwhelming and, as a result, it’s easy to get discouraged in your practice.
Your Course Companions membership lasts as long as you like. Depending on the payment option you choose, you will be billed monthly or annually until you cancel your subscription, which you can do at any time by emailing [email protected]
Absolutely. We host a weekly classes as well as a private Course Companions Facebook community where members have the opportunity to engage with and learn from each other at a deeper level.
Ready to start your journey through the Course?
Course Companions includes: