Program Details

What Is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Emily Bower
May 2 / 7:00 PM - May 4 / 5:00 PM

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.


Cost: $200. Patrons (those who can contribute to scholarships): $225. Generosity policy applies: please contact  David Hagan at if you cannot afford the full cost.

Prerequisite: Anyone who has completed any of the following classes is warmly invited to register;

~ Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human OR
~ How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society OR
~ Contentment in Everyday Life OR
~ Shambhala Training Level 1 OR
~ is a graduate of the previous paths.

If you have any questions or would like to attend without having completed a prerequisite, please contact Gail McDonald at

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