Students are assigned to small practice groups. These groups, facilitated by faculty, give students the opportunity to explore and teach one another about what the group is learning in daily practice through observing nature, dwelling in the wisdom traditions, and being attentive to their life with others. Work in a practice group is an integral part of the required core courses. At each meeting, learners will create conversations based on structured assignments that demonstrate increased ability to serve life and to embody the intended outcomes of the program. These include both knowledge and practice components. Participants will practice coaching one another in honing their skills of mind and heart. These groups meet on the Friday evenings of the “weekend format” units, and at least once between units — either in person or via electronic means. Students are required to maintain daily logbooks to document their experiences with the practices assigned in each course.