Program Details

Who am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Patrick Dallas & Viki Adducci
April 16 / 7:00 PM - May 21 / 9:00 PM

The Basic Goodness Series is an excellent way to begin a course of study of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings as it does not assume any previous knowledge or meditation experience. It may be helpful to have received first instruction, and participated in a Level I or Meditation in Daily Life but this is not required. There are no prerequisites.
For those who are in the midst of or have completed the Everyday Life Series, the Basic Goodness series will provide a sustained reflection on the meaning of basic goodness as it relates with our sense of self, others, and reality.

Directly investigating the nature of the self, relationship and society, and reality, can be a strong introduction for new practitioners, and an excellent deepening for students who are well on their way on the path, including vajrayana students.

For those who are meditaiton instructors, assitant directors or Shambhala guides, this is also excellent way to continue to explore this core Shambhala principle and its presentation in this new series.

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.

This will be a video presentation given by an acharya and facilitated by Patrick Dallas and Viki Adducci.

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.

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In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can.

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.

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