The Journey School

The Journey School is a school of transformative spiritual psychology and practice of The Church of Conscious Harmony (CCH).


The Journey School consists of the following components:

An annual, yearlong curriculum consisting of a weekly email which includes art, Scripture, teachings from the Work of Inner Christianity integrated with contemplative Christianity, homework exercises and practice suggestions, links to definitions, readings and related resources.

A weekly Thursday evening class exploring the ideas and practices of the Work of Inner Christianity integrated with wisdom from the contemplative Christian tradition.

Weekly Journey Groups, the primary place for the processing of our Work on the spiritual journey and the nurturing of spiritual community in a small group setting.

Work Partners, one-on-one partnering with another to set daily Work aims and to report on one’s observations and struggles while on the spiritual journey.

Gurdjieff Movements, sacred dances having as their aim equilibrium and unity of being.


We offer various levels of participation. One can engage in The Journey School at a level that fits your available time and spiritual hunger:

  • Receive weekly email only; all levels of participation will receive the email
  • Attend the Thursday night class
  • Participate in a Journey Group
  • Having a Work Partner
  • Participating in the Gurdjieff Movements
  • Committing to the vowed life of an Oblate, living the Oblate Rule of Life



+ Who can participate in The Journey School?
The Journey School is open to anyone, anywhere, who wants to make God-devotion and transformation into Christ the center of their lives. Ones does not need to live in the Austin area or be a member of The Church of Conscious Harmony. All that is required is the intention to participate in The Journey School at one or more of the levels of engagement.
+ How do I join The Journey School?
One joins The Journey School by registering online. Registering to receive the weekly email can be done at any time. To be a member of a Journey Group, participate in the Gurdjieff Movements or to be an Oblate, registration needs to be submitted by the end of January.
+ Does it cost anything to participate in The Journey School?
There is a suggested donation of $275 to help support costs, though any amount will be joyfully received.
+ How is The Journey School organized?
A team of very committed people are involved in the organization and staffing of The Journey School. Spiritual and programmatic leadership is held by the Abbot/Abbess in collaboration with the Minister. Writers and Presenters support the curriculum and Thursday night teachings; and facilitators hold center for each Journey Group. Additional support is provided by the Church Business Manager, Office Administrator and others.
+ What’s the difference between The Journey School and The Church of Conscious Harmony (CCH)?
CCH offers many opportunities to deepen one’s relationship with God – The Journey School is but one – though a principal one. In addition to The Journey School, there are worship services, a youth program, other classes and an extensive retreat ministry. Although The Journey School is part of CCH, it is possible to participate in The Journey School and not be a formal member, or attend other programs of CCH. It is also possible to be a member of CCH and not participate in The Journey School.
+ Will CCH offer in-depth study options apart from The Journey School?
Yes. There will be elective classes offered throughout the year, open to all.
+ Does The Journey School have a campus?
Yes, at The Church of Conscious Harmony in Austin, Texas. The Journey School holds the weekly Thursday evening class online. Some Journey Groups meet on campus, others meet online.
+ I don’t live in Austin. How much of The Journey School can I participate in?
You can participate in all levels of The Journey School except the Gurdjieff Movements which are only offered in-person at the Church.

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