Advanced Spiritual Living

Advanced Spiritual Living

This is a 30-week course devoted to personal discovery, integrated spiritual practice, community building, and embodied awareness of living the Principles of Science of Mind and Spirit.

In addition to the information shown below, you are invited to attend our next Advanced Spiritual Living “T.E.A.” information session for “Things Everyone Asks.” It is on Sunday, March 13, at 1:15 pm. The Zoom link is

Course Overview

Three terms of 10 weeks each. Monday nights, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Dates: September – April plus a Friday evening and all day Saturday mid-class retreat (additional cost of approx $100). Breaks at Christmas and New Year’s, and one week in January or February during the CSL convention. 
Tuition: $845 if paid in full or $885 paid in 4 installments. ($100 deposit by August 1, then payments at 2nd class of each term. Total is $295 per term for Installment plan.

In addition to weekly written homework and reading, you are engaged in the following activities throughout the 30 weeks:

  • Active Spiritual Practice/Journaling/Prayer Partner
  • Active CSLSR Member (If not yet a member, you agree to complete the next available Membership Class (1 week, free)
  • Sacred Service commitment, minimum of 10 hours per term
  • Paid Practitioner Session required, 1 per term
  • 100% Attendance is optimal, plus retreat
  • Identifiable, conscious, consistent giving
  • Request to attend the T.E.A. (Things Everyone Asks) in the Spring from 1:15 to 2:30 pm

Term One: How Life Gets to Be the Way It Is: The Law of Cause and Effect

This is a deep exploration into individual and cultural influences on our belief systems and personal cosmology. We delve into mental cause, the Law of Mind, Mind and its influences, through the lens of personal and subjective experience. No stone is left unturned! Topics include social and childhood influences, sexuality, addiction, and more.

Term Two: Living a Life of Choice: Consciously Using the Creative Process

This term focuses on a personal and community examination of Creative Mind and consciously choosing and using spiritual principle. We devote individual weeks of study to Values, Faith, Success, Power of Prayer, and the Healing Power of Love.

Term Three: Living Life Fully: Embracing the Sacred in Life

Study culminates in a rich exploration and embodiment of inner and outer experience of Spiritual Beings in Human Form. Topics include Living in Unity with Religious and Cultural Diversity, Living in Freedom through Wisdom, Consciously Choosing through Change, and Spiritual Leadership as a Beneficial Presence.


Term One
The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
Living the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
Practicing the Presence by Joel Goldsmith
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Term Two
Concordance to the Science of Mind  by Al Lowe and Martha Ann Stewart
Can We Talk To God by Ernest Holmes – Section II, Effective Prayer
The Principles of Healing
 by H.B. Jeffery (check with instructor for available copies)

Term Three
This Thing Called You  by Ernest Holmes
Your choice of a book on death and dying. More information is available within the class curriculum.


Six completed core classes in the five previous years. See the categories of classes at the end of this page. Make (and keep a copy) of the list of classes with month/year completed. The date on your certificate is the date of completion.  If you do not yet have a list, contact Linda Almeida, Education Ministry Coordinator, at or (707) 527-3659 for a list of completed classes at CSLSR, which confirm the prerequisites are completed. If any of your classes were completed at another Center for Spiritual Living, Linda can request your transcript from Home Office.

Completion of this course is the Prerequisite for Professional Practitioner Training.

Required for Interview:
List of classes completed and the month/year completed. Completed Self-Reflection and Commitment Agreement forms.

Prerequisite Core Classes

NOTE:  This list is subject to change by CSL and is updated regularly. 
  • Beyond Limits
  • Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
  • Foundations of the Science of Mind
  • Spiritual Principles and Practices
  • The Essential Ernest Holmes
  • Exploring Roots of Science of Mind
IV. CONSCIOUSNESS – *Choose 3 (can include 1 course from the Electives category):
  • Building A Healing Consciousness
  • Consciousness and The Creative Process – OR – Creative Process in the Individual
  • Meditation is More Than You Think
  • Mental Equivalents
  • Power of Your Word 
  • Revealing Wholeness
  • Self-Mastery
  • Spiritual Practices for Daily Living
  • Visioning
  • Journey of the Soul

For more information, contact Linda Almeida, Education Ministry Coordinator, at or (707) 527-3659.