Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies

Class and Student Portal

Class Information, News Forums, and General Information
for Enrolled Holmes Inst
itute, Ministerial Students and Faculty.

IMPORTANT:  Class Registration does NOT take place here.   To Register, please click on: http://www.ourcsl.org and login with your CSL login and password (not your login and password for this class and student portal.)  If you need login  instructions for www.ourcsl.org, you will find them on this portal site under Topic 2 in the Student Lounge. 

Current Term and Upcoming Term Dates:


Spring 2017

Term: Monday, March 27 - Monday, June 5,  2017 (10 weeks)


Summer 2017

Registration began Wednesday, May 3 and closes on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Term: Monday, June 19 - Monday, August 28,  2017 (10 weeks)


Holmes Institute Mission

To prepare spiritual leaders for service in the global community.

In support of our mission our goals are to:

  1. Provide a quality distance academic program to ministers in training who are capable of benefiting from ministerial study.
  2. Provide comprehensive support services to help students achieve their personal, vocational and academic potential.

Holmes Institute Objectives

The institutional objectives are singularly focused on Consciousness Studies; they are to prepare students to be able to successfully:

I. Evaluate, adapt and apply theories and practices in the fields of Education, Leadership, Philosophy, Science, Psychology and Religion to facilitate spiritual development in self and others, and develop an awareness of the function of spiritual community in human development.

II. Analyze, apply and practice the values of a spiritual leader, including the development of personal and community vision and the fostering of congruence through the teaching and practice of the values that flow from that vision.

III. Assess, apply and adapt world cultural and spiritual traditions to bring a global spiritual perspective to the challenges and opportunities of contemporary individual and community spiritual life.

Masters of Consciousness Studies Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of their studies, graduates will be able to:

A. Adapt and apply fundamental theories and practices in




4.Science and Spirituality



B. Teach and demonstrate spiritual development by:

1.knowing and applying the practices of spiritual guidance

2.knowing and applying the leadership practices of administration and community organization

C. Describe and practice the formation of personal and community vision and values by:

1.facilitating, formulating and teaching vision building practices

2.identifying the values that proceed from vision and the relationship between vision, value and personal conduct

3.facilitating community learning activities regarding the practice and application of vision and values

D. Examine and apply the major world religious traditions and can analyze, combine and select aspects of these teachings for application to contemporary spiritual life

General Information:

IMPORTANT: Your class news forums, syllabi, etc. are posted under the classes in the categories linked to this page as usual.

NEWS FLASH: Distance classes will use the News Forums in Moodle for communicating among students and for communicating between students and professors. After registering, please read the directions posted under "Topic Outline" in your class if you have not used a Moodle News Forum before. All of the news forums work just like the one in the student lounge. All general student information, including faculty directories, academic calendars, etc. is posted in the student lounge.

A class syllabus is linked to each class. Please click on the class for which you have registered then click on the link in the middle column of the class page under "Topic Outline" to access the syllabus and the phone conference schedule.

Enrolled students may click on your classes to see a list of classmates by clicking on "Participants." Communication among classmates and professors will be exclusively through the class News Forums.

mixed Please double check your registration before clicking on "Submit." Refunds are usually given by check and can take several weeks.

If you want to take more than 2 distance classes during a quarter, you MUST request special permission from
your regional Dean or Faculty Adviser.