What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Mary Kubicki & Chris Stockinger

November 30th—January 11th

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  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

Everyone is Welcome. There are no pre-requisites.  While the recommended courses would be most helpful, new students are welcome.  Remember our Generosity Policy if the registration fee is a hardship - see below.

Recommendations:  Basic Goodness I, or Basic Goodness II, or Level I, or Contentment in Everyday Life

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

This third course of the Basic Goodness series asks the question, “What is Real?” and focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. It focuses on core Buddhist teachings such as impermanence, the process of perception, the "mind," and emptiness, and explores the experience of sacred world - the inherent magic and wonder of the natural elements. There is an ecological element to the class.

The three Basic Goodness courses may be taken out of sequence.

We greatly appreciate your registering online before the class, so that we can anticipate class size for material preparation and so the Coordinator can email you before the first class with additional information about the first class meeting, if needed.

About the Basic Goodness Series:

The Basic Goodness Series introduces the view of Shambhala Buddhism 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 series is that the Everyday Life courses emphasize personal transformation in daily life, whereas the Basic Goodness series emphasizes the experiential study of Shambhala Buddhist view and meaning.

"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." They may be be taken in any sequence.

You may register and pay now online by PayPal or register to hold your place and pay when you arrive at the program.


Our Generosity Policy
In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “Pay as much as you can afford” policy. Please contact the registrar by email at [email protected] to request the generosity policy.

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 price.