Education Program

The Center’s Education Program is dedicated to serving our Spiritual Family by providing a quality opportunity to learn and have a satisfying learning experience. To accomplish this, we have a rich curriculum designed to meet the needs of every student, and a cadre of exceptional and dedicated teachers ready to deliver the material in a way that is interesting, entertaining, and thought-provoking. We are constantly adding new material and class offerings to ensure that there is always something for everyone in our classrooms.

Purpose & Mission

We believe that the surest path to personal growth is through learning. It is for each of us to consciously choose what we believe, what we hold to be true within ourselves, and what our contribution will be to our global community.

Investigate your beliefs, challenge your ideas about “the way it is” by taking classes, reading books and dialoging with others. Discover and explore the ways you can create the life of your dreams…

About Us

There are many wonderful opportunities to improve your life, deepen your spiritual practice, make new friends, and make a difference in the life you lead by taking part in the educational and spiritual development classes, as well as the workshops offered at the Center for Spiritual Living Palm Desert.

As you look at our latest selection of classes, listen to your heart, look at your roots and look to your inner self for guidance in choosing classes that will help you continue to grow strong and spiritually healthy.

Current and Upcoming Classes

The Science of Successful Living - Monday March 11th - April 29th • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Dr. Joe Hooper for this 8-week class! Regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, the next 8 weeks can change your world and how you look at your future!  Dr. Joe will be teaching from "The Science of Successful Living" by Raymond Charles Barker, one of his favorite authors. At the end of the 8 weeks, you will experience life using new eyes and having a direct and clear approach in creating a successful life.

This class is not designed to be a drop-in class but a cumulative spiritual experience for those committed to changing their lives. This class is being offered on a conscious-giving basis.  Sign up, show up and be ready for a 10-week process that can shift your life in a new direction!  Cost: Conscious Giving, $5 for class materials.

From Whence We Came - Tuesday March 19 - May 21st • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered where our philosophy originated?  Dr. Ernest Holmes, the founder of Science of Mind, was influenced by these great luminaries of New Thought:  Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Troward and Emma Curtis Hopkins.  Join. Rev. Ruthann to learn the history of ideas which converged in America in the 19th Century.  This is one of the required class for practitioner training.  This is a 10-week class. Cost:  $300.

  1. Emerson’s Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science by Thomas Troward
  3. Scientific Christian Mental Practice by Emma Curtis Hopkins

Exploring Roots - Wednesday April 3rd - June 5th • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Join Rev. Rebecca Venkatraman for this course that provides the student with an understanding of the historical roots in America of Ernest Holmes' philosophy.  Specific emphasis is given to the works of Thomas Troward, Emma Curtis Hopkins, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  1. The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
  2. Emerson's Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science by Thomas Troward
  4. Scientific Christian Mental Practice by Emma Curtis Hopkins

This class is accredited.  Cost:  $300