Program Details

The Basic Goodness of Reality: What is Real?


with David Rook & Ellen Rook
April 8 / 6:30 PM - May 13 / 8:30 PM



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.

We look forward to being with all of you in a rich mix of participants as we contemplate one of the most interesting questions we could ask ourselves and each other.


Pre-requisites: One or more of the following classes satisfies the pre-requisites.


Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Humanity OR 


How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society OR


Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human OR


Contentment in Everyday Life





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