Program Details

Basic Goodness III - What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality


with Linda Mockeridge & Betsy Pond
September 19 / 7:00 PM - October 24 / 9:00 PM

FOR FIRST CLASS SEPT. 19 - PLEASE PARK ON SIDE STREETS ONLY (Another tenant of complex has entire parking lot that night - Thanks)


Everyone is Welcome. There are no pre-requisites.While the recommended courses would be most helpful, new students are encouraged to join us.


Recommendations:  Basic Goodness I, or Basic Goodness II, or Level I, or Contentment in Everyday Life


This is the third course of the Basic Goodness Series.


 What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality


The 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 Basic Goodness Series is an introduction to the view of Shambhala, taught in an experiential way.  The key difference between the Everyday Life series and the Basic Goodness series is that the Everyday Life classes emphasize personal transformation in everyday life while the Basic Goodness Courses emphasize the experiential study of view and meaning.  The Basic Goodness Series is the next step after completing the Everyday Life Series OR it can be the first series of courses that you take.


The Basic Goodness Series is comprised of 3 courses.  Each course has a question and a title.


1. Who am I?  The Basic Goodness of Being Human  [6 classes]


2. How can I help?  The Basic Goodness of Society [6 classes]


3. What is Real?  The Basic Goodness of Reality [6 classes]


We would greatly appreciate your registering online before the class, so that we can anticipate class size for material preparation and so the Coordinator can email you before the first class with additional information about the first class meeting.


Registration is confirmed by payment.  We accept payment plans, e.g. post-dated checks.  If full payment is an obstacle, please contact the Head of Way of Shambhala, Jackie Snyder jackiesnyder108@yahoo.com  for other options. 


If you have the means to provide a full or partial scholarship for someone else to attend this program, your donation is welcomed.


If you have any questions, please contact Course Coordinator Jackie Snyder jackiesnyder108@yahoo.com 

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