Join us on campus!
At the Second Breath Center (in Greensboro, North Carolina), we offer courses, workshops and speaker events. Join us for a day, a weekend or a full term! All of our on-campus offerings give you the opportunity to experience the power of our curriculum in person, alongside a community of other students and faculty members who share the desire to live free and full lives, rich with meaning.
In addition to our four core classes — which share the theme “There is no great outer work without great inner work” — we offer workshops and training sessions onsite during the summer and also are available for weekend training at your site. Contact us to learn more. Ready to enroll? Reserve your spot!
Are you coming from out of town? While in Greensboro, there is much to explore and enjoy, from our vibrant downtown with restaurants, breweries, theatres and shopping to numerous parks, bike trails and cultural opportunities.
The first fundamental course, SB1: The Inward Journey of Faith, is a game changer for our students, which is why we offer it both online and onsite in Greensboro. This class invites us to experience what Jesus described as a life of fullness and meaning. We will explore how the lenses and paradigms that we inherit from our culture and upbringing keep us stuck. Featuring the wisdom of ancient spirituality, psychology, sociology and cosmology along with an extensive toolbox of practices, this course blends the inward journey of personal transformation with the outward journey of service in the world. Learn more or Enroll now for the SB2 and SB4 Winter/Spring 2019 term.
The three other classes in our core program also are available onsite in Greensboro and are currently being developed for online learning. Below is a comprehensive list of courses for the upcoming semester, including companion programs, which can stand alone or augment our core Second Breath course offerings.
Writing from the Heart, an expressive writing workshop.
Mondays 6–8pm, Feb. 4–March 11Enroll
Sacred Activism: Being Present to Children in Poverty, working together to support and be with children living in poverty. No fee.
Tuesday and Thursday tutoring Monday meet-up: 4–6pm, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25, April 29Enroll
Prayerful Yoga, meeting our bodies, minds and spirits right where they are.
Tuesdays 9:30–11am, Feb.5–April 16Enroll
Contemplative Prayer, taking three deep, intentional breaths and then entering the silence together for 20 minutes.
Wednesdays 12–12:30pm beginning Jan. 9 until May 29Enroll
Creating Your Sacred Space, working with classic design elements and using all of the senses to design your own peaceful, enchanting space.
Thursdays in May 10am–11:30am beginning May 2 and ending May 30Enroll
Practicing Presence, the second course in the two-year sequence.
The Outward Journey of Service, the last course in the two-year sequence.
“Breath as a Pathway to Presence” Healing Breath Retreat, experience the transformative power of healing breath and discover how breath is the key to personal transformation.
Money: From Cultural Addiction to Spiritual Freedom, examining our relationship with money and how our patterns of earning, spending and giving away money offer an intriguing insight into our minds, hearts and acts of service.
March 16 10am–1pmEnroll
The Radical Wholeness National Conference, featuring Philip Shepherd, author of Radical Wholeness: The Embodied Present and the Ordinary Grace of Being. Includes conference companions Wisdom of the Body (free public lecture) and Radical Wholeness Workshop.
This work goes to the heart of things. Since my involvement as a student and teacher, I catch many glimmers of the pathway to life and find more strength to walk it, and I am in good company. The program is a priceless blessing to our community.