Program Details

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Jerry Webster & Peter Aucott & Anthony Bouret
April 16 / 7:00 PM - May 21 / 9:00 PM

This third course in the new Basic Goodness Series focuses on a study of the phenomenal world.  It emphasizes some of the core Buddhist teachings, such as impermanence, the process of perception, the "mind," and emptiness.  It is oriented towards the experience of sacred world, the magic and wonder of the natural elements.  There is an ecological element to the course.

Prerequisite is completion of one or more of the following:  Who Am I? or How Can I Help? or Level I or Contentment in Everyday Life.

Please Note:  Completion of the Basic Goodness Series will be considered part of preparation for Enlightened Society Assembly (“Sutrayana Seminary”), and therefore also will be a prerequisite for other advanced programs including Warrior Assembly and Sacred World Assembly.

The new Basic Goodness Series is comprised of three courses oriented toward universal questions that have arisen in some form in most cultures and traditions throughout human history.  The courses are:

  • Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

  • How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

  • What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

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