United Palace House of Inspiration
All-inclusive, Non-denominational Spiritual Community

Community Circles and Classes UPHI



A Course In Miracles (full year) - (in recess until October 11, 2016)

Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

Annette Eikerenkoetter, Instructor
Free, but donations are appreciated

Course Description and Objective: A Course in Miracles is a unique, universal, self-study spiritual thought system that teaches that the way to love, inner peace, miracles – or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiveness.

The Workbook for Students consists of 365 lessons, an exercise for each day of the year. A Course in Miracles was “scribed” by Dr. Helen Schucman through a process of inner dictation she identified as coming from Jesus. A clinical and research psychologist and tenured Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, she was assisted by Dr. William Thetford, her department head, who was also a tenured Medical Psychology at the Medical Center where they both worked. Community Circles and Classes UPHI brings you this course as a one-year training program. This training program begins the process of changing the student’s mind and perception so that the student can come to know that all-encompassing love has now opposite, and the blocks to this awareness (fear) be removed. This course of study is not intended to bring one’s learning to completion. Even though the language of the course is that of traditional Christianity, it is a universal spiritual teaching, such as the Science of Living, and not a religion. 

Textbook: A Course in Miracles, 3rd ed., includes: Text, Workbook, the Manual for Teachers and the two supplements: Song of Prayer and Psychotherapy.


Prosperity: Transform Your Life

Thursdays from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cicely Bland, Instructor

Free, but donations are appreciated.

Join UPHI’s Summer Circle, Transform Your Life, as we explore practical positive lessons in love, faith and prosperity. Whatever you are facing, don't let God be the last place you turn! You can save yourself a great deal of time, agony and money if you turn to God first in all things and seek guidance from God-Source.

In this UPHI Circle, we will be examining principles in a book titled Transform Your Life by Bishop Dr. Barbara L. King, which reveals tips for a happy life and offers personal plans of action for elevating our experiences beyond present-day conditions. We can use this resource as a model for leading a fuller, richer and more spiritual life. Now is the perfect time to discover how to be an open channel to allow God's goodness to manifest in your life!

We also encourage you to join our Online International Forum on Facebook here.

Required Text: Transform Your Life by Bishop Dr. Barbara L. King (we have copies available for purchase)

Supplemental Texts:

Prosper Yourself with Faith: Your Power Daily Companion for Attracting Wealth by Cicely Bland

The Holy Bible

Notebook or Journal


Introduction to Zen: Do Not Squander Your Life!

Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei

Course Description and Objective: Ever feel like you’re in some way just going through the motions of your one precious life? Join Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei, in this series of workshops exploring the essence of Zen. Known as a joyful yet serious and direct teacher, Myotai Sensei will open this new series at UPHI for those new to Zen as well her long-time students. Sensei: "Zen is not about tips, tools and strategies: it is about realizing directly and intimately who we are and the nature of things. And living our lives out of that realization. It is a reflective and meditative practice that brings us back to a vital, centered life that has real integrity. That’s why it’s relevant, and why it doesn’t contradict any belief system. It will, however, require dropping whatever baggage we’re carrying, masks we’re wearing, and committing ourselves. About time, don’t you think?"

Workshops are held Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Donations of $10-$50 requested from those able to make an offering to help support the teachings and provide possibilities for those who cannot otherwise attend. Please call to register, 212-568-6700 ext. 226.

Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei founded the Hermitage Heart and the Bodies of Water Society. Sensei was for almost two decades Vice-Abbess of Zen Mountain Monastery, one of the largest Zen monasteries the West. She also established the Zen Center of New York City, and served as its first Abbess. Over the years she has led over 500 retreats, conferences, and workshops and is particularly known for her work in women's spirituality, poetry (Snapshot Poetics, with Allen Ginsberg; Writer's Island) interfaith work and environmental advocacy. Sensei's teaching now focuses on water and personal (hermitage -style) meditation practices that foster resilience and clarity. She has advanced degrees in literature and hydromechanics. Her most recent published works include Zen Moon: A Season of Zen Teachings (Hermitage Heart Publications), and a chapter in Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women (Wisdom Publications).



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