The Little Garden Newsletter
Spring 2017 Issue # 1
Course Oasis has come to Toronto! We are so pleased to be a part of the Toronto community and to be bringing the Circle of Atonement’s approach to teaching A Course in Miracles.
What is A Course in Miracles?
A Course in Miracles is a spiritual path. It is not the only one, but it is one that will appeal to those who are seeking inner peace and a way to God that is practical. It teaches us how to heal all pain and experience infinite peace and joy through forgiveness. It helps us to “remove the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is our natural inheritance” (Intro to A Course in Miracles).
A Course in Miracles is made up of three volumes. The Text is filled with radical transformative teachings. The Workbook for Students provides instruction for the journey to God in the form of 365 daily lessons, which teach us how to apply the teachings in order to attain inner peace and union with God. The Manual for Teachers is just that, because the Course is meant to be studied, practiced and also taught. A main way of teaching the Course is by demonstrating its principles by living them in your daily life. Teaching can also be done one-on-one with a more experienced Course student assuming a teaching role and mentoring a beginning student, or in study groups.
In the fall of 2016 and again in January 2017 Darcy taught
More than an Introduction to A Course in Miracles
This 8 week course is dedicated to understanding this immensely practical path of spiritual awakening.
By focusing on the radically transformative teachings of love, forgiveness and perception, participants explore their powerful healing effects on their lives and relationships.
If you missed these classes we are offering an intensive one day workshop on April 30th that will cover most of the material in the full course.
This workshop with give you all you need to help you understand why the world needs A Course in Miracles. Sign up at
Ours Study Group has been meeting weekly on Thursdays in Bloor West Village, Toronto. Look here for details.
We plan to offer workshops and classes that will supplement your study of A Course in Miracles. So let us know if you are interested in attending a class with us.
We will look at such topics as Relationships, Forgiveness, Healing, Prayer, Meditation, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter as well as other important teachings from the Course.
Who we are:
Mary Anne Buchowski founded Course Oasis in Ottawa with her husband James Gregory in 2005. For more about Mary Anne and her journey to and with the Course, visit www.courseoasistoronto.org or courseoasis.org
Kathy Chomitz is Course Oasis Toronto’s Program Director and Teacher. Read more about Kathy at www.courseoasistoronto.org
Darcy Polito is Course Oasis Toronto’s Associate Teacher. Read more about Darcy at www.courseoasistoronto.org
Our Purpose and Mission
The purpose of Course Oasis is to be a truly helpful vehicle for the extension of the unique, profound, and transformative teachings of A Course in Miracles.
Our mission is to serve students of A Course in Miracles in every facet of their relationship with it, and to provide a warm, welcoming, and loving environment in which they can find a spiritual home, and experience Jesus’ profound message of love, forgiveness, and peace in community. In order to fulfill our mission, we will be offering a variety of programs and services designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Course students.
As a satellite of the Circle of Atonement, we share their dedication to teaching A Course in Miracles in as faithful a way as possible and as the complete path in spiritual awakening to God it was intended to be. We join the Circle in their goal of helping the Course reach from “the paper on which it was written into the hearts for which it was intended.”
A Course in Miracles is the sole focus of Course Oasis and all its activities. We are dedicated to embodying the principles of A Course in Miracles in all our relationships, our internal functioning, our group process, our decision-making, our programs and services, and all aspects of our operations. We are committed to prayerfully discerning and following the Holy Spirit’s plan for Course Oasis and His direction in all our decisions and activities.