Program Details

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality


with Benoît Côté
April 14 / 7:00 PM - May 26 / 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


Recommended preparation is Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human; How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society; and at least Shambhala Training Level I Weekend Retreat. 


Please note: There will be no class on Victoria Day, May 19th.


* Directors, Assistant Directors, Meditation Instructors and Guides are warmly encouraged to attend this course in order to remain up to date on the current Way of Shambhala curriculum for your students. If you would like to do so, you may register at the discounted tuition of 50%. In the comments section of your registration please indicate that you would like to take advantage of this offer. *


** People already engaged in the Way of Shambhala should note the Basic Goodness Series is strongly encouraged before Enlightened Society Assembly (formerly Sutrayana Seminary), and is a pre-requisite for Warrior Assembly and Sacred World Assembly. **

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