Program Details

What Is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality (Weekend Format)

with Andrew Sacamano
August 15 / 6:30 PM - August 17 / 6:00 PM

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

This course explores our experience of the world. How do we know what is real? How do we experience the living, ordinary magic of our world and the natural environment?

We will present a number of views from the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, including impermanence, the role of mind in perception, and the teachings on emptiness, luminosity, and sacred world. 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 aspiration of Shambhala is to help create situations of more wakefulness, compassion, and wisdom in our lives, in the world, and in human society. The path of Shambhala unites the personal experience discovered through meditation with social transformation.

Who am I? How can I help? What is real? These questions have been central in ancient and modern contemplative traditions in both the East and the Western worlds of philosophy, meditation, and psychology. The intention of the Basic Goodness series is to create an opportunity to look at these basic universal questions of humanity in our own lives.

The Basic Goodness Series will explore our real experience of how these questions and themes apply to our everyday lives as modern people, living in very specific situations and facing pressing global challenges.

"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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