Program Details

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality


with Gayle Van Gils
June 26 / 6:30 PM - July 31 / 8:30 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.


 The prerequisite for this course is either BG1 or BG2 or Level I or CIEL.


The St. Petersburg Shambhala Meditation Center thrives due to the generosity of its program participants, friends and members. Recognizing that generosity, trust and openness are interconnected, we offer all of our programs on a suggested-donation basis and welcome participants to donate less or more than the suggested amounts as they choose.

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