Frequently Asked Questions
Is this course for me? If you seek a direct experience of the Truth of what you truly are, then this course is for you. If you are interested in a theological or scholarly discourse on the Dhammapada then this isn’t the course for you. If you have heard of the state often called enlightenment and are willing to set other things in your life aside for even a glimpse of this state, then this course is for you.
What if this class is too advanced for me? I haven’t even read the Dhammapada. The Dhammapada is complete in and of itself. The Dhammapada and this course, will meet you where you are, and take you by the hand, leading you closer to the truth of what you are. This course can take you from wherever you are.
I am already busy, with my family and/or work. I may not be able to keep up with the daily lessons. Most who will take this course are in the same situation. One does what it is possible to do. With the intention towards enlightenment, the assistance of great spiritual beings, outside of our awareness, comes to our assistance to help. One can also redo the course as many times as one wishes. Students have gone through our courses many times, each time going deeper with the lessons.
I am not very adept at the computer or am not at my computer very often, do I need to be logged in to do the course? You will need to log in to our website to access the course. That said, the course is available to you in its entirety from the beginning and some students print out the daily lessons, creating their own workbook rather than continuing to access the course online. Either way is fine.
Is the course really free? Yes, this course has been developed as a gift to all those who will use it. That said, the promise of the course, that of realizing the truth of oneself as infinite Love, requires one to give one’s very life to God. This, of course, does not mean any financial obligations. Communion with Love does appreciate and depend upon donations as developing these and other courses is time consuming and there are materials, website and advertising costs that need to be recovered. Communion with Love is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and donations can be made on our website and are tax deductible.
I’m signing up. What happens next? We recommend to order a copy of the Dhammapada. We recommend and will be using the translation by Gil Fronsdal. This is not necessary as there are many free versions also available online. The course will include one of them, but Gil Fronsdal’s translation is our preferred version. It is available on Amazon here. Once you sign up for the course, on or before the start date you will receive an email with the log in information. Once you are registered and have logged-in you can always access the course from the Communion with Love website.
I’m not available for the retreat day at the beginning of the course. Will that be a problem? The retreat is entirely optional and also will be absolutely worthwhile for those who are able to join us. Most who take the course will likely not also attend the retreat day, and in the future when this course is again offered, it may not start with the one-day course.
I just heard about this course, and it is already underway! You can go ahead and simply start at the beginning on the day you join. Still comment and read the comments of others as they make their way through the modules. You can benefit from their insights as you progress through the course.