Program Details

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Roland Cohen
April 23 / 6:45 PM - May 28 / 9:00 PM

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. It emphasizes core Buddhist teachings, such as impermanence, the process of perception, the “mind,” and emptiness.

It is oriented toward the experience of sacred world, the magic and wonder of the natural elements. The course also has an ecological emphasis.

Prerequisites: None. This class is open to anyone who has received basic meditation instruction.

About the Basic Goodness Series:

The Basic Goodness Series introduces the view of Shambhala in an experiential way by examining our personal experience, our experience with others, and our relationship with the reality of life itself.

The key difference between the Everyday Life courses and the Basic Goodness courses is that the Everyday Life courses emphasize personal transformation in daily life, whereas the Basic Goodness courses emphasize the experiential study of view and meaning.

While you may start with this series, we strongly recommend that you receive basic meditation instruction in advance (at a Shambhala open house or Beginning to Meditate class, for instance). We also suggest that you take the Meditation in Everyday Life course first.

"What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality" is the third and final course in the Basic Goodness series. "Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human" is the first course and the second course is called "How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society." These three courses can be taken in any order.

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