Circle of Atonement

Ongoing assistance for A Course in Miracles teachers and study group leaders



You have completed the Circle's Study Group Leader Training (SGLT) or More Than an Intro Teacher Training. Now what?

To continue to support you in the process of creating and facilitating your CE study groups or More Than an Intro courses, we are pleased to invite you to be part of our ongoing Teacher and Study Group Leader Support membership community.

In this community, our longtime Circle teacher Mary Anne Buchowski, with assistance from Robert Perry, will answer questions related to your group and will be available to go deeper into topics from the original trainings.

This membership community will also be a place to cover any questions you have so that you can go into your study group or More Than an Intro meetings feeling prepared and confident.

Teacher and Leader Support membership is open to those who have taken the Circle’s Study Group Leader Training and / or More Than an Intro Teacher Training and would like to receive ongoing assistance as you lead your meetings or classes.

Membership Includes:

Regular Support Meetings: In these meetings, led by Mary Anne, you’ll receive practical and concrete tips to go deeper into topics from your training. Mary Anne will also provide you with suggestions for dealing with issues that you encounter in your groups and courses, and you will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other Course teachers. Support meetings are held on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern and recordings are available for those who cannot attend live.

Weekly Text Study Group Meetings: If you’re new to the Text and would like to become more familiar with this volume before you start to lead a study group (or as you begin to lead a group), we are very pleased to offer a weekly Text study group meeting led by Angela Skene. Angela will be using Robert’s discussion guides so you will study the Text, learn from an experienced study group leader, and also have the opportunity to practice leading a study group meeting yourself. If you are haven’t read the Text yet, or are just beginning to read it, we strongly encourage you to join Angela’s group. She will be drawing on Robert’s Course Companions Text commentaries, and because these commentaries will greatly enrich your understanding of the Text, Angela requests that you be a member of (or join) Course Companions. After you register for ongoing support (see below), or for more information, please contact Angela directly:

Discussion Guides for Study Group Leaders: For those who are leading A Course in Miracles Text study groups, we offer discussion guides written by Robert Perry that will provide guidance and structure for your meetings.

Teacher & Study Group Leader Support Facebook Page: In this private and safe space you will be able to connect with other Course teachers and group leaders enrolled in the support membership. Here you are able to support one another and share your experiences.

If you feel you’ve benefited from the Circle's Study Group Leader Training and / or More Than an Intro Teacher Training and would like to keep growing in your knowledge of the Course, keep developing your skills as a facilitator, and keep sharing in a community of fellow group leaders, we hope you will continue your journey with us.

For those who cannot attend the calls live, recordings will be provided. Please note that Robert and Mary Anne will not be able to provide ongoing support outside this Leader & Study Group Teacher Support community.

The Call is universal. It goes on all the time and everywhere. It calls for teachers to speak for It and redeem the world.

About Your Hosts

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.

Robert Perry


Robert Perry brings to A Course in Miracles many years of private study and public teaching. He began teaching at Miracle Distribution Center in 1986, and has since taught throughout North America and around the world. 

Robert is the founder of the Circle of Atonement and the author of numerous books and booklets based on the Course. Among these are the popular An Introduction to A Course in Miracles and Path of Light: Stepping into Peace with A Course in Miracles. He is also the lead editor of the Complete and Annotated Edition (CE) of A Course in Miracles, based on the original handwritten notes of Helen Schucman.

Membership includes:

  • Weekly support meetings with Circle teacher Mary Anne Buchowski.
  • Weekly Text study group meetings with Circle-certified Teacher Angela Skene. (Optional)
  • All recordings and handouts.
  • Access to Robert's Text Discussion Guides for study group leaders.
  • Membership in our Teacher and Study Group Leader Support Facebook community.

$30 / month

100% satisfaction guarantee. Cancel anytime.

We are pleased to offer members of our Course Companions program 15% off. To receive this discount, email


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

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.