Program Details

The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Alexander De Varon & Joann Herson & James Avery
May 2 / 7:00 PM - June 6 / 9:00 PM

This third and final course of the Basic Goodness Series asks the question, “What is real?”
and explores various approaches to it. How do we know what is real? How might we begin
to ask this question in a way that is meaningful for our everyday lives? In this course, we will
present a number of views from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, including interdependence,
exploring the display of reality, the role of mind in perception, and the teachings on emptiness
and sacredness. There is an emphasis on the sacredness of the elemental, natural ecosystem.


Prerequisite for The Basic Goodness of Reality :  (any one of the following is sufficient)

  • The Basic Goodness of Being Human (the first "Basic Goodness" class)

  • The Basic Goodness of Society (the second "Basic Goodness" class)

  • Shambhala Training Level 1

  • "Contentment In Everyday Life"

  • Graduate of the previous paths


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