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Below is a listing of all of the courses presently offered online by The Laughing Man Institute of the Adidam Academy.

Please note: L.M.I. courses and international time zones

The L.M.I. courses listed below are offered in a variety of different time-zones and all courses are open to students from any part of the world.

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  1. The Da Avatar - An Introduction to the Life and Work of Adi Da Samraj

    A recommended introduction to the life and work of Adi Da Samraj from His birth to the present. Students will gain an understanding of the uniqueness of Adi Da within the context of the Great Tradition of human wisdom and spirituality.

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    • Prerequisites: None
    • Duration: 4 weekly sessions
    • Cost: US $100
    • Instructors: Paul Augspurger
  2. A Call to the Divine Condition

    This course features This course features a selection of inspiring and beloved essays and talks, by His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj. Classes are intimate and conversational, based on recitation, discussion, and Leela. They take place weekly, over the telephone, for seventeen weeks.

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    • Prerequisites: none
    • Duration: 17 weekly sessions
    • Cost: US $300
    • Instructor: Anne Henderson
  3. The Reality-Way of Adidam

    An introduction to “radical” devotion, right life, and “Perfect Knowledge”, the essential elements of the Way of Adidam.

    This course is based on the most up-to-date instructions and teachings of Avatar Adi Da, which simplify and clarify the foundation and practice of the Way of Adidam.

    4 weekly sessions - students in this course will be offered a combination of online course-work and weekly conference calls with your course instructor.

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    • Prerequisites: The Da Avatar course
    • Duration: 4 weekly sessions
    • Cost: US $100
    • Instructors: Paul Augspurger
  4. Preparing to Enter the Lay Congregationist Order of Adidam Ruchiradam (L.C.O.)

    Preparing for the Lay Congregationist Order is a four-week intensive course of study and consideration for those interested in applying for membership in the second congregation of Adidam.

    Included in the course is a review of the foundation matters of heart-recognition of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj and the heart-responsive embrace of the Guru-devotee relationship.

    Additionally, there is study and review of the sacred vows of eternal devotion and of second congregation practice, and study about the requirement for self-discipline in order for there to be real growth in the process of Divine Self-Realization.

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    • Prerequisites: The Da Avatar and The Reality-Way of Adidam courses, or the equivalent.
    • Duration: 4 weekly sessions
    • Cost: US $200
    • Instructors: Paul Augspurger
  5. The Greatest Gift Course (Preparing to Enter Third Congregation)

    The Greatest Gift Course offers an overview of the sacred history of Avatar Adi Da's Establishment of the Third Congregation, a careful review of both the Eternal Vow of Devotion and the Third Congregation Vow, and an introduction to Beloved Adi Da's Eight-Part Admonition.

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    • Prerequisites:
    • Duration: 3 weekly sessions
    • Cost: US $75
    • Instructors: Anne Henderson