A Course in Miracles is a treasure trove of wisdom offering a unique perspective on forgiveness, healing, peace, self-discovery, and so much more.

YOU PROBABLY CAME TO THE COURSE WANTING TO

  • Find a different way to go through life.
  • Find a spiritual path that actually works. 
  • Learn how to forgive yourself and others. 
  • Find more peace of mind and a way to face difficult challenges.
  • Have happier, more harmonious relationships. 
  • Find greater meaning and purpose. 

Perhaps it’s been tough. Perhaps you started making your way through the Course and found yourself frustrated more times than you care to admit.

RAISE A HAND IF YOU

  • Struggled with the Course feeling like you're learning a new language.
  • Are overwhelmed with the vast amount of content there is to cover.
  • Don't know where to begin with the Course or what to focus on.
  • Are challenged with transferring the profound teachings from the Course into real-world situations.

And even though you’ve stumbled through the Course, you’ve stuck with it because you feel a connection with it, one you perhaps cannot explain.

WE UNDERSTAND BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN THERE

We have been teaching

A Course in Miracles for thirty years.

and now you can have our entire collection of premium resources.

ABOUT US

The Circle of Atonement is one of the most respected sources of teaching on A Course in Miracles, known for being true to the Course in drawing out both its profound wisdom and its practical application.

You may have heard about our podcast or our edition A Course in Miracles (often called “the purple book”). Or you may have read one of our hundreds of online articles. 

Our passion is taking people by the hand and leading them through the Course. We have spent years carefully building a collection of resources to help students with every section and every lesson in the Course.

And now we joyfully offer this entire collection to you, to guide and illuminate your journey through A Course in Miracles.

Course Companions is for you if you want expert guidance, community, classes, and resources to support you through an enlightening journey of self-discovery with A Course in Miracles.

Here's What's Included

(IT'S ALL INCLUDED, BUT FEEL FREE TO GO AT YOUR OWN PACE)

Text Reading Program

Text Reading Program

365 commentaries (along with exercises and reflection questions for each) by Course scholar Robert Perry that will walk you through every section of the Text. Robert's commentaries are consistently rated among the most popular of the program and make understanding each section easy.

Weekly Text Classes

Weekly Text Classes

Back by popular demand! Each weekly class with Robert and Emily takes you through a single section’s mind-expanding themes, followed by discussion and an exercise. Text classes are held every Tuesday from 11am - 12pm Eastern and recordings are available in the membership site for those who cannot attend live.

Workbook Practice

Workbook Practice Program

These 365 commentaries, also by Robert Perry, explain each Workbook lesson in language you can understand and directly apply. Commentaries also include detailed practice instructions so you know precisely what to do with every lesson - every day.

Weekly Workbook Support Classes

These live classes with longtime Circle teacher Mary Anne Buchowski support you in experiencing the benefits of Workbook practice through practical teaching, discussion, and exercises. Workbook classes are held every Wednesday from 11am - 12:30pm Eastern and recordings are available in the membership site for those who cannot attend live.

Manual for Teachers and more

These commentaries by Robert and recorded classes will lead you through the Manual for Teachers, Clarification of Terms, Psychotherapy and Song of Prayer supplements and more.

Quarterly Workshops

We host half-day workshops with Robert and Emily each quarter on topics including meditation, guidance, fear, anger, gratitude, boundaries, and much more. Whereas the majority of our Course Companions programming is focused on going through the volumes, workshops allow for a deeper dive into particular themes that are essential to Course understanding and practice.

"Ask Us Anything"

This is your monthly opportunity to ask Robert and Emily any questions you have about the Course in a relaxed and fun environment. “Ask Us Anythings” are held on the first and third Friday of each month from 11:30am - 12:15pm Eastern.

Course Companions Online Community

Our online space is a safe and inclusive place to connect and share with others as you walk the Course’s path together. Whether you’re seeking support, networking, accountability, or just to surround yourself with fellow Course friends, you’ll feel right at home here.

When you join Course Companions,

you’ll get all of these bonuses too!

BONUS #1: OUR ENTIRE COLLECTION OF ARCHIVED WORKSHOP AND CLASS RECORDINGS.

That’s right. Every workshop. Every Text class. Every Workbook class. Everything we’ve hosted since the program began in 2017. There are literally hundreds of recordings to choose from – all available on demand for you to enjoy whenever you like!


BONUS #2: TEXT PLANNER AND JOURNAL.

Your membership includes a gorgeous Text Planner and Journal that will fully support your journey through the Text - and become a treasured keepsake of your progress along the way.


BONUS #3: OVERVIEW OF THE INTRODUCTION TO A COURSE IN MIRACLES.

The Introduction to A Course in Miracles is only two paragraphs and yet it perfectly sets the stage for everything that follows. There is a beauty and wisdom to it that has enchanted seekers since the Course was originally published. But what does it actually mean? What can it tell us about the path we're embarking on? In this 1-hour video, Robert and Emily go line-by-line through the Course's Introduction in a way that is designed for new and seasoned students alike.


BONUS #4: AUDIO RECORDINGS OF ROBERT AND GREG MACKIE DISCUSSING ALL 365 WORKBOOK LESSONS.

In 2008, Robert and former Circle teacher Greg Mackie met every afternoon and recorded 30-minute “mini-classes” on each Workbook lesson. These recordings, beloved by Circle students for years, are currently in our bookstore for $199, but they are available as a bonus gift for joining Course Companions. 


BONUS #5: THREE PROFESSIONALLY-RECORDED MEDITATIONS FROM THE WORKBOOK.

Did you know that meditation is an important part of Course practice and that the Workbook even gives us three primary meditation techniques? We went into the studio and recorded them for you - including original background music - so all you have to do is close your eyes, press play, and you’ll be guided through each one. Great for beginning and maintaining your morning quiet time!


We believe the Course’s wisdom is priceless.

(but if you’re curious, were you to pay for all this separately, it would cost over $4,000)

You'll receive all of this and more for just $20 per month.

No contracts. Money-back guarantee. Cancel anytime.

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Let's Be Honest

If you’ve ever felt frustrated with the Course, it’s time to stop the endless Youtube rabbit holes and fruitless hunting.

We’re here to simplify your journey and replace frustration with enlightening progress.

WITH COURSE COMPANIONS YOU’LL GET

Expert Guidance

For thirty years, the Circle has been home to some of the main voices on the Course. Our teachers have devoted their lives to walking this path, understanding it, and leading others along it. Their guidance can make all the difference for you, saving you years on your journey.

Step-By-Step Roadmap

Embark on a clear and guided program with our structured reading plans and classes. Each piece is designed to smoothly guide you, ensuring your path towards transformation is as straightforward and fulfilling as possible.

Community Support

Experience the strength of shared journeys within our private community. You’ll be embraced by a group of like-minded individuals offering understanding and encouragement on your path. We’re here and available 24/7 so you can participate at your convenience.

How It Works

1. Join Course Companions inside our online community.

All of our Circle programming - both free and premium - is housed within our online community space. You will need to join this space - it only takes seconds! - to register for Course Companions and access the content.   

2. Select a volume of study.

You can choose between the Text, Workbook, or Manual for Teachers and supplements. (Note: We do not recommend going through more than one volume at a time as it tends to get too overwhelming!)

3. Follow the reading plan.

We provide you with a reading plan for your selected volume which tells you exactly what to read every day. The plan is broken down into a manageable 1-3 pages of Course reading per day, plus a commentary on the day’s section or lesson written by Robert Perry. Each commentary is approximately 800 words and is designed to draw out the main themes in such a way that you can understand them, relate to them, and connect them to your everyday experience.

4. Attend live events as your schedule allows.

As a member of Course Companions you have the option of attending weekly classes on the volume you are studying. If you cannot attend live, recordings are archived in the membership site so you can access them at your convenience.

5. COMPLETE THE COURSE!

With our reading plans you can complete the Text, Workbook, or Manual for Teachers and supplements in as little as one year each. Ready to forget all of the stopping and starting and finally make it through this time? We are here to help you every step of the way.

HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS?

Submit your Course questions as you have them and Robert and Emily will gladly answer in their monthly “Ask Us Anything” events.

Here are some examples:

How can I forgive those who caused me pain?

How do I pray and who do I pray to?

How can I heal from past trauma?

How can I find a holy relationship?

Here’s what Course Companion members have to say.

“I love being accountable every day for reading the Text and your classes and reminders do that for me. The Sunday Gatherings are also wonderful and deeply meaningful. Thank you again!”

HEWAN FEDAKU

“The commentaries are really amazing. Even though I’ve done the Workbook a couple of times, I feel like I’m REALLY doing the lessons now.”

PAUL LEBARS

“We have participated in several study groups, but none of them even compare with the thoroughness and deep dive into ACIM that we have experienced in Course Companions.”

VAL COWAN

“It is mind blowing the difference this is making in my study of the Course.”

MARIJKE LEWIS

“Studying A Course in Miracles with Course Companions has been the most life-changing experience I have ever had! I’ve been a spiritual seeker all my life! but I can truly say that this has changed me at a deeper level than anything else I’ve ever done.”

LYNN WEEDMARK

Meet Your Teachers

Robert Perry

is editor of the Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles (CE) and one of the Course’s most respected teachers. He began teaching ACIM in 1986 and has shared its insights with students around the world. 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.

Emily Perry

is executive director of the Circle of Atonement, where she steers the organization toward the fulfillment of its mission. Emily teams up with Robert for classes, workshops, and the podcast. Previously, Emily led training programs on spiritual intelligence and mindful leadership for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She is the author of three books, including Miracles at Work: Turning Inner Guidance into Outer Influence, published by Sounds True.

Mary Anne Buchowski

is a longtime Course teacher who has been with the Circle from its beginning. After being mentored by Robert in the 90s, she then spent several years in Sedona, Arizona as the Circle administrator and led daily Workbook gatherings. She went on to found Course Oasis in Ottawa, the first Circle offshoot. And now, among other responsibilities, she leads our weekly Workbook support classes, where she draws from her deep love for the Course and long experience in practicing and applying the lessons in her life.

Receive expert guidance, classes, support, community and more for just $20 per month.

Begin your journey through the Course today.

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If you feel Course Companions does not satisfactorily support you through ACIM, we’ll give you a refund.

NO QUESTIONS ASKED

If you’re not completely satisfied with Course Companions, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee. Simply email us at info@circleofa.org within 14 days of your purchase. No questions asked and no hassle - just your investment returned.

NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY WHO CANNOT PAY

Since truth is a free gift from God, our bedrock policy is that no one is turned away because they cannot pay. Scholarship assistance for Course Companions can be requested by sending an email to info@circleofa.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is A Course in Miracles?

A Course in Miracles is a spiritual path in which we learn to distinguish what is real from what is unreal. What is real is our true nature as perfect, sinless spiritual beings. What is unreal is everything else: this world, these bodies, and all their misdeeds. Forgiveness is the Course’s central teaching. It is through forgiveness that we look past the unreal in each other to the eternal holiness in all things.

A Course in Miracles consists of three volumes: a Text, a Workbook for Students, and a Manual for Teachers. It was scribed between 1965 and 1972 by Helen Schucman, a psychologist at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, in collaboration with her colleague, Bill Thetford. After Bill and Helen joined to find “a better way” in which to get along, Helen began hearing an inner voice that dictated to her the words of the Course. Since its publication in 1976, the Course has become the spiritual path of countless students who are drawn to its message of unconditional love.

What are the benefits of studying the Course?

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.

I've never read A Course in Miracles. Will I be lost?

Not at all. The whole purpose of Course Companions is to provide you with a clear structure that includes help for every step of the way. You will be traveling with many other new students, along with experienced students who will welcome you and be happy to lend their support.

How much time will this take?

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 wish to are also welcome to attend our weekly classes. (These classes are approximately an hour and are recorded and archived in the membership site so you can watch or listen at your convenience.)

Can I go through the Text and the Workbook in the same year?

We strongly encourage you to go through one volume of the Course at a time. As many students have learned, attempting to go through multiple volumes at once can quickly become overwhelming and lead to discouragement.

I’m already in a volume of the Course. Can I start Course Companions where I’m at?

Yes, you can. While we recommend starting the program from the beginning of a volume, all of the commentaries and reading schedules are accessible in the membership site, so it’s easy to start wherever you like.

How long does my membership last? How do I cancel?

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 clicking on “My plans and purchases” in the membership site.

What if I have more questions?

Please send us an email and we will be happy to help.

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH THE COURSE TODAY

Now is the perfect time to make good on your spiritual aspirations by committing to a practice of A Course in Miracles.

JOIN COURSE COMPANIONS AND YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  • A reading plan for the volume you are studying (Text, Workbook for Students, or Manual for Teachers and supplements).
  • Daily commentaries on your lesson or section.
  • Access to a private membership site where all of your commentaries, class recordings, and handouts are stored in one place for easy reference.
  • Live Workbook and Text classes each week.
  • A private online community where you can interact with fellow Course Companions in a loving and safe space.

  • BONUS #1: Our entire collection of archived workshop and class recordings. 
  • BONUS #2: Text Planner and Journal to support your journey through the Text.
  • BONUS #3: Overview of the Introduction to A Course in Miracles (1-hour video with Robert and Emily).
  • BONUS #4: Audio recordings of Robert and Greg Mackie discussing all 365 Workbook lessons.
  • BONUS #5: Three professionally-recorded meditations from the Workbook. 
  • Lifetime satisfaction guarantee. Cancel anytime.
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