What Everyone Needs to Know About
A Course in Miracles

You're invited to join us for an eight-week introductory course that will provide a solid foundation for understanding and experience of the modern spiritual classic A Course in Miracles.

July 12 - August 30
Mondays from 7pm - 9pm Eastern

Taught by Mary Anne Buchowski
Circle of Atonement

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Two-payment option available.

Course Companions Members: Don't forget you receive a 15% discount on all digital programming. Please email for your promo code.

In More Than an Intro, you will learn the basics of
A Course in Miracles...and more!

In our 8-weeks together, we will focus on the radically transformative teachings of the Course and their powerful effects on our lives and our relationships. Whether you're new to the Course, simply curious about it, or an experienced student looking to deepen your understanding, there's something here for you as we explore the fundamentals of this truly remarkable and immensely practical path of spiritual awakening.

More Than an Intro provided the perfect guided tour through what ACIM is, what it can do, what it entails, and more. I feel like this course will save future ACIM students so much time in learning the basics.

— Jill McCullough


WEEK 1: Introduction and Background
Monday, July 12

In this class we will cover the origin of the Course, how it came to be through Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford, the process of dictation, and more.

WEEK 2: The Main Characters of A Course in Miracles
Monday, July 19

This class will cover the "main characters" in the Course - God, Holy Spirit, Christ, Jesus, Sonship, etc. We will explore who they are and what their roles are in our lives.

WEEK 3: Basic Terms in A Course in Miracles
Monday, July 26

Oftentimes the Course will take conventional terms and give them a very unconventional new meaning. In this class we will cover the Course's definition of miracles, vision, forgiveness, the world, Heaven, and more.

WEEK 4: What the Course Says About Itself
Monday, August 2

A Course in Miracles is meant to be treated as a course to be studied, practiced, and applied, not just as a book to be read. In this class we will talk about what the Course itself says about itself and its goals.

WEEK 5: The Anger and Attack Cycle
(The Ego's Thought System)
Monday, August 9

In this class we will explore the birthplace of the ego, this belief in a separate self, and how it negatively impacts our lives.  

WEEK 6: The Forgiveness Cycle
(The Holy Spirit's Thought System)
Monday, August 16

At the center of the ego's thought system is the illusion of separation and at the center of the forgiveness cycle is the truth of oneness, i.e. the truth of our sinlessness and innocence. Here we will explore this theme as well as what the Course says about forgiveness, which is its central teaching.

WEEK 7: The Spiritual Practice of the Course
Monday, August 23

A Course in Miracles is a practice-oriented spirituality. For one who has accepted it as his or her spiritual path, it means conscious commitment to practicing it as it asks. In this class we will explore what it means to practice the Course as outlined in the book itself.

WEEK 8: The Course as a Complete Spiritual Path
Monday, August 30

In our final session we will examine the three aspects of the Course’s program (study, practice, extension) as represented by its three volumes (Text, Workbook for Students, and Manual for Teachers).


Classes will be held on Mondays from 7-9pm Eastern
July 12 - August 30

  • Opening quiet time based on a lesson from the Workbook (one that fits in with the evening’s theme) and including a dedication of the class
  • Check-in time: insights, experiences, comments, questions arising from the previous week’s class 
  • Teaching, including time for questions and comments
  • An exercise or lesson practice
  • Closing practice and prayer

I have been a student of the Course for almost 15 years and I still found so much value in taking More Than an Intro. It really helped me to strengthen and deepen my understanding of some of the core teachings in a way I hadn’t pulled together before.

Christina Manuilow

About Your Teacher

Mary Anne Buchowski is a longtime teacher of A Course in Miracles. She has been associated with the Circle of Atonement since its founding in 1993. Mary Anne is responsible for a number of programs including Study Group Leader and Teacher Training and support, as well as the weekly Workbook classes for our Course Companions community. She works and teaches from her home base in Ottawa, with her husband James Gregory. Mary Anne brings to her teaching a joy and passion for the Course and a strong commitment to sharing this amazing path.


What is A Course in Miracles? e-book

Register for More Than an Intro and you'll receive our e-book "What is A Course in Miracles?" as a gift. The perfect complement to an introductory course, this 13-page PDF is extracted from the Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles and provides an overview of Course teaching and practice needed to begin or enhance your spiritual journey.

Though I have read the Course haphazardly over the years thinking I was “getting” it, I know I see it much more comprehensively thanks to these classes.

Kim Newall

More Than an Intro Includes:

  • 8-weeks of classes in a supportive learning environment.
  • All handouts and class recordings.
  • A private Facebook group where you can interact with fellow class members in a loving and safe space.
  • BONUS: What is A Course in Miracles? e-book.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed. If you're not completely happy with the program for any reason, we will gladly offer a refund.

Course Companions Members: Don't forget you receive a 15% discount on all digital programming. Please email for your promo code.

No one is turned away from Circle programming for an inability to pay. For partial or full scholarship information, please email

I am quite sure that anyone taking this course will know if he or she wants to go further and start on this spiritual journey. Also, people who are familiar with the Course and have practiced for years will feel refreshed, with insights they never had before. This is an "intro" for everyone! 

— Valentine Laout

About the Circle

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.