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    March 12th, 2021

    Immortal Diamond: A Study in Search of the True Self

    Outline

     

    Week 1   Course Overview & Pre-Course Work

    Course Overview, Immortal Diamond: A Study in Search of the True Self

    Welcome to Immortal Diamond

     Immortal Diamond Course Resource Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, Course Navigation Primer

    Introduction to Pre-Course Work

    (1) Teaching by Fr. Richard

    (2) A Contemplative Practice

    (3) Pre-Course Discussion

    (4) Assignments

     

    Week 2   Invitation and Preface

    Invitation and Preface: Introduction

    (1) Who Will Roll Away the Rock?

    (2) Journal Reflection

    (3) True Self: Both/And 

    (4) A Reverence Humming

    (5) Practice, Practice, Practice

    (6) Assignments

    Invitation and Preface Discussion

     

    Week 3   Chapter 1: What Is "The True Self"?

    Chapter 1: Introduction 

    (1) Looking for an Immortal Diamond

    (2) Journal Reflection 

    (3) Harmonizing Authority Through the Big Questions

    (4) A Contemplative Practice

    (5) Expanding the Soul as a Butterfly

    (6) The Great Allower

    (7) A Radiating Soul

    (8) Assignments

    Chapter 1 Discussion

     

    Week 4   Chapter 2: What Is "The False Self"?

    Chapter 2: Introduction

    (1) The Necessity of the False Self

    (2) Creating the False Self

    (3) Discovering the False Self

    (4) Journal Reflection

    (5) Beyond the False Self

    (6) The Narrow Path

    (7) No Separation

    (8) Assignments

    Chapter 2 Discussion

     

    Week 5   Chapter 3: What Dies and Who Lives? And Chapter 4: The Knife Edge of Experience

    Chapters 3 & 4: Introduction

    (1) The Change that Changes Everything

    (2) A Contemplative Practice

    (3) Dying Before We Die

    (4) The Language of Mystery

    (5) Full Shape of the Body of Christ

    (6) Breathing into Clay

    (7) Principles of Love and Truth

    (8) Journal Reflection

    (9) Assignments

    Chapters 3 & 4: Discussion

     

    Week 6   Chapter 5: Thou Art That

    Chapter 5: Introduction

    (1) The Eternal Compass

    (2) A Contemplative Practice

    (3) Driving Forces

    (4) A Flame from a Flame

    (5) Journal Reflection

    (6) Deep Participation

    (7) Sharers in the Divine Nature

    (8) In Image and Likeness

    (9) Assignments

    Chapter 5 Discussion

     

    Week 7   Chapter 6: If It Is True, It Is True Everywhere

    Chapter 6: Introduction

    (1) Eternal Patterns

    (2) How Big is Your God?

    (3) Deus est Ens

    (4) Divine Attunement

    (5) A Contemplative Practice

    (6) The Will of God

    (7) Assignments

    Chapter 6 Discussion

     

    Week 8   Chapter 7: Enlightenment at Gunpoint

    Chapter 7: Introduction

    (1) Deep Desire and Desperate Fear

    (2) The Tomb

    (3) Revealing the Problem

    (4) A Contemplative Practice

    (5) Outpouring in One Direction

    (6) Assignments

    Chapter 7 Discussion

     

    Week 9   Chapter 8: Intimate with Everything

    Chapter 8: Introduction

    (1) Makes All Love Possible

    (2) A Contemplative Practice

    (3) The Secret at Hand

    (4) The Divine Risk

    (5) Journal Reflection

    (6) Interview with Fr. Richard

    (7) Assignments

    Chapter 8 Discussion

     

    Week 10   Chapter 9: Love Is Stronger Than Death

    Chapter 9: Introduction

    (1) The Thread You Follow

    (2) A Contemplative Practice

    (3) Mary Magdalene

    (4) Holding Out for Yes

    (5) Responding to the World's Questions on Immortal Diamond

    (6) Assignments

    Chapter 9 Discussion

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