Program Details

NEW! Who am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human


with Mary Campbell
October 22 / 7:00 PM - November 26 / 9:00 PM

This first course focuses on the sense of self.  It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and the 5 skandhas, cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship.  We will practice contemplative investigations of the self based upon the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness.


* Directors, Assistant Directors, and MI's are warmly encouraged to attend this course and can register at the discounted tuition of 50%. In the comments section of your registration please indicate that you would like to take advantage of this offer.


Open to Everyone.


** People already engaged in the Way of Shambhala should note the Basic Goodness Series will also be considered preparation for Enlightened Society Assembly (Sutrayana Seminary), and is therefore, also a pre-requisite for Warrior Assembly and Sacred World Assembly.*




New! THE BASIC GOODNESS SERIES

'Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human' is the first of three new courses collectively called the BASIC GOODNESS SERIES. This series is oriented towards universal questions that have arisen in some form thoughout human history, in most cultures and traditions. The second course is called 'How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society', and the third course is entitled 'What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality'. These courses are intended to create learning communities where people can come together and reflect on their own experience and the world.

In general the BASIC GOODNESS SERIES presents teachings in an experiential way, with an emphasis on understanding the view and meaning of these teachings, and how they can be applied to our lives.  This series is a powerful journey through the complete view and experience of basic goodness - our personal experience, our experience with others, and our relationship with the reality of life itself.

In addition to welcoming people into an experience of the primordial wakefulness and dignity of being human, the Basic Goodness Series is also describing the underlying understanding of a social revolution. Shambhala vision is not limited to individual awakening; it is a vision for human society and “shifting” human history.

These three courses need to be taken in sequence. Each course consists of six classes.

Both newer and seasoned practitioners could find these courses meaningful and enriching.

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