The CSS Foundations Studies Course is offered once every year, from the beginning of October to the beginning of July. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for attending the regular practitioners group and Center retreats. This course is taught by a Center teacher, and it meets once a week most weeks from October to early August. The course will introduce you to fundamental teachings and practices of all the major mystical traditions. The course curriculum includes instruction in spiritual practices such as meditation and precepts, watching and discussing monthly videos from various different spiritual traditions, and reading Joel's book The Way of Selflessness. Optionally, you may also wish to supplement your learning experience with books from our list of recommended reading or the reading list for our distance studies course.
When you register for the Foundation Studies Course we ask that you become a supporting member of the Center. To learn more about becoming a member, please first read the Prospective member letter and the Outline of supporting membership. You may then complete and mail in the member Pledge form.