Program Details

Who Am I - The Basic Goodness of Being Human


with Sarah Addison & Jason Ruvelson
October 25 / 7:00 PM - December 6 / 9:00 PM

The first five classes in the Basic Goodness series asks the questions “Who am I?” and focuses on the sense of self.  It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship.  We will practice contemplative investigations of the self, based upon the Foundations of Mindfulness. 


The Basic Goodness Series


Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human is the first of three new courses called the Basic Goodness Series. These three courses are taken in sequence. 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 interactive and aspire to create a learning environment where the teachings are intimate, and also relevant to the times in which we live.


The new Basic Goodness Series is open to everyone, without prerequisites. We strongly recommended that participants first receive basic meditation instruction during an open house or a Shambhala Training program. 


In general the Basic Goodness Series presents Shambhala and Buddhist teachings in an experiencial way, with an emphasis on understanding the view and meaning of these teachings. 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. 


Six Thursday evenings, starting at 7pm (new starting time).


Instructor Shastri Sarah Addison has been a teacher in the Shambhala Tradition for over 15 years. Jason Ruvelson is also a senior teacher in Shambhala.

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