Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality-CG 2016 / 2017

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Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Teacher : Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
Price for Centers: $250
Price for Groups: $200

Information is for Center and Group Registration only.

This option is for you if you have a local facilitator(s) and plan to hold weekly or weekend classes at your centre. Facilitators will show the talks and guide participants through discussions, dyads and other activities. The start and end dates are up to the Center. Individuals will register and pay through your Center, and you will set them as participants. You will register with Shambhala Online using your Center or Group's Shambhala account. (Click here for information on creating an account.)

Course Fee: $250 for Centers; $200 for Groups. (See bottom of page for 25% exchange rate discount coupon codes.)

NOTE: This fee covers your subscription through December 31, 2017.

A 6-week Interactive Course

In this recorded course taught by Acharya John Rockwell, participants explore the ordinary magic of reality and learn about the progressive stages of discovering non-dual perception of the elements, and thus, the nature of mind. Students will be taking sense perceptions and the elements as their teachers. The course is experientially oriented to see, hear, touch, taste and smell reality afresh. We awaken to the innate capacity we all possess to explore and directly experience the essence of reality, the essence of basic goodness.

Class size is limited to ensure a satisfying learning experience.

Prerequisite for this Course

Open to all. (Strongly recommended preparation: The Basic Goodness of Being Human, The Basic Goodness of Society, and at least Shambhala Training Level I).

About the Teacher

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell has been a student of Buddhism and the Shambhala teachings for 30 years. He was professor of Buddhist Studies at the Naropa Institute for 12 years, co-director of Karmê Chöling Meditation Center for 4 years, and Director of Shambhala International for 5 years. He is a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee, which translates Buddhist texts and liturgies into English. In 1996, he was appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to be an acharya (senior teacher) for the Shambhala community, and in 2001, he became the Ashe Acharya, in charge of the International Office of Practice and Education. After living at Karmê Chöling as the Resident Acharya, he now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

How the Course Works

  • The course leader or coordinator registers on behalf of the group with your Center or Group Shambhala account. (Follow these instructions for creating an account.)
  • Individuals generally register for the course with your Center or Group.
  • Participants seeking access to course materials should contact the course leader/coordinator.

Most Centers use the Way of Shambhala online resources primarily for the recorded talks, and will convene weekly classes that include:

  • Registering individual participants;
  • Viewing the talk;
  • Using dyads to explore individuals' understanding;
  • Engaging in discussion about the topics;
  • Confirming participants so that their practice record reflects completion of the course.

Your program coordinator/course leader will follow the guidelines and manuals offered by the Office of Practice and Education. Please note that the Center or Group is responsible for participants. For those who miss a class, you may share the Center's login info with a participant, arrange for a repeat showing, or allow an excused absence. Shambhala Online will not provide access to the materials for individual use.

Questions or concerns? Please write to [email protected].

Non-USA Centers & Groups, please use one of these coupon codes for a 25% exchange rate discount: 

CENTERS - ZQCK0I    /    GROUPS - 8XINSA

Please Note: Prices are in USD. Request a discount before you register to allow for exchange rates or other discounts.

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