Program Details

Way of Shambhala - What Is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality


with Maria Stella & Anne Bruce
January 22 / 7:00 PM - February 26 / 9:00 PM

This course asks the question, “What is real?” and 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.


This is the third course in the “Basic Goodness” series of the Way of Shambhala path of training. Intended for both new and seasoned meditators, the Basic Goodness series introduces the view of Shambhala in an experiential way. You can learn more about this series in the post Introducing the Basic Goodness Series on our News Blog.


Prerequisite: None—everyone is welcome. Strongly recommended preparation: The Basic Goodness of Being Human, The Basic Goodness of Society, and at least Shambhala Training Level I


Dates and times: Six consecutive Thursdays, January 22 – February 26, 7:00 – 9:00 PM


Suggested reading: Sacred World: The Shambhala Way to Gentleness, Bravery, and Power, by Jeremy & Karen Hayward; and Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness, by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. These books are available for purchase in the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s bookstore.


Pricing and generosity: We have a Generosity Policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program price as you can. To arrange for this, please register in advance via the button below, entering the amount you can afford. For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full program price.


Questions? Contact us at victoria.shambhala@gmail.com.

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