Spiritual Education Enrichment Week

Unity of Dallas

October 2-6, 2017

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HTS 100 Foundations of Unity
Facilitator: Elexis Rice, LUT
10:00 am – 12:00 pm  M-F
Learn spiritual principles to integrate into your daily activities and transform your life. Building consciousness, knowledge and skills in any endeavor begins with learning the foundational principles.  Recommended books  “Lessons in Truth” and “Discover the Power within”

SPD 112 Conversation Skills
Facilitator: Beverly Pryor, LUT
10:00 am – 12:00 pm M-F
Experience true connection and learn to facilitate dialogue in tough, emotional situations. The models taught align with Unity spiritual practices and are based on the model of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) presented in Marshall Rosenberg’s book of the same name.

History of Christian Thought, part 2
Facilitator: David Drumm, LUT
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm Mon-Thurs
This class will survey the history of religious ideas and institutions in the Christian world from 1450 to 1630. We will treat of the Italian and Northern Renaissances, the reformations of Martin Luther and Jean Calvin, the “Radical Reformation” movements and the Catholic Counter-Reformation, as well as the broader movement away from the medieval into the modern paradigm.  10 SEE Elective Credit

SPD 111 The “I” of the Storm
Facilitator: June Dillinger, LUT
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm M-F
Moving from LUT Path Intensive to Online SEE Spiritual Development Program in 2018) This course is based on the books, “The I of the Storm” by Rev. Dr. Gary Simmons and “I of the Storm for Teens” by Rev. Dr. Jane Simmons. In this course, students will explore the principles of embracing conflict and creating peace in everyday life. This course is designed to help students function from their heart center, demonstrate Unity principles in times of conflict, and complete a 21-day reconciliation process.   10 SEE Required Credits

HTS 115 Metaphysics 3
Facilitator:  Geo Downer, LUT
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm M-F
The third phase in metaphysical study is cultivating dominion over the ego/personality. To that end, students will be encouraged to investigate, analyze and use basic metaphysical tools for living. By developing dominion over the ego/personality, the way is opened for greater expression of the student’s innate Divine Potential. 10 SEE Required Credits

SPD 105 Meditation Practices
Facilitator: Deb Stovall, LUT
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm M-F
Extensive research on meditation practices has revealed that regular meditation has many mental and physical benefits and that there are many effective ways to meditate. This course explores the practice and the experience of various forms of meditation. Benefits of the various forms of meditation will be explored as well as methods to deal with resistance to it. There will also be helpful tips for developing a regular meditation practice. Practicing the Silence, Unity’s meditation practice, is fundamental and foundation to Unity teachings. Therefore, it will be the primary meditation practice for the duration of the course.  10 SEE Required Credits

HTS 140 History of New Thought and Unity
Facilitator: James Buchanan, LUT & U of D Spiritual Leader
5:00 – 7:00 pm M-F
Just as one’s previous life experiences underlie one’s current expression, so the history of a tradition underlies that tradition’s current expression. The foundations of Unity as a contemporary movement are explored in its roots in Transcendentalism, Christian Science and New Thought. Students explore Unity’s history and original cultural milieu. They have Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute SEE Academic Course Catalog www.uwsi.org 12 the opportunity to consider the possibilities of Unity as an evolving cultural phenomenon. This historical exploration includes exposure to ideas, beliefs and philosophies of the main “architects” of this stream of spiritual thought that in some ways has connections back to antiquity. (Combines three former classes: History of New Thought, Background of New Thought and Development of the Unity Movement) 10 SEE Required Credits

HTS 130 Prosperity In Unity
Facilitators: June Dillinger, LUT & Geo Downer, LUT
7:15 pm – 9:15 pm M-F
Prosperity means much more than material wealth or financial security. True prosperity includes a consciousness of living in a bountiful universe, having a constant flow of provision for all needs and expanding awareness of the Divine Source. Students will explore the spiritual principles of prosperity in the teachings of Charles Fillmore, Eric Butterworth and different contemporary teachings. This course helps students explore the broader meaning of prosperity beyond “material things” and their beliefs about money, abundance and lack. Students will create practices for rising above the limitations they hold about prosperity, and discover ways to address their own examined, unconscious assumptions about abundance, giving and generosity. 10 SEE Required Credits

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