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OPEN COURSES & ELECTIVES

Open Courses at The Chaplaincy Institute are focused on a special topic within spirituality and spiritual care. As in our certificate programs, we bring an interfaith perspective to the focus of the course.

Anyone drawn to explore that topic is welcome! No previous experience required.

All course credit may be applied to Chaplaincy Program requirements, in the event of later enrollment.

Course fees depend upon enrollment status but not-for-credit fees are listed on registration form. Please request details on course fees from Admissions Manager 510-843-1422. You can register for Open Courses by clicking the button below, or within the individual course page.

2024

JanuaryScience & Spirit | January 5-7

Global Spiritual Traditions 1 | January 19-21

FebruarySacred Justice Ministry | February 2-4

ChI Culture & Foundations | February 16-18

MarchGlobal Spiritual Traditions 2 | March 22-24
AprilResidential Learning Retreat | April 29-May 3
MayPsychedelics, Entheogens, and Spiritual Care | May 18-19
JuneEco-Ministry | May 31-June 2
JulyBeing with Death and Dying | July 5-7
AugustGlobal Spiritual Traditions 1 | August 16-18
SeptemberChI Culture & Foundations | September 20-22
OctoberThe Work of Beloved Community | October 11-13
NovemberOnline Learning Retreat | Nov 4-8

Global Spiritual Traditions 2 | November 15-17

DecemberSacred Justice Ministry | December 13-15

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“I wanted to thank you so much for the incredible experience I had at CHI . I am still processing it, but it was really life-changing for me. The experience of being in such a vibrant and compassionate community felt for me very much like being a winter crocus blossoming through the snow, from rich soil into the sunlight. I felt so nourished and alive. And I believe that everyone there felt something similar, in whatever way he or she needed all managed with a real undercurrent of joy and compassion that radiates throughout the entire program. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.”

-Elizabeth, after attending the Hinduism and Sikhism module as a single module student.

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