Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Self
with Arawana Hayashi & Gaylon Ferguson
March 6 / 6:30 PM - April 10 / 8:30 PM
New in the core curriculum, this course asks the question, "Who am I?" and explores 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 practice contemplative investigations of the self, based on the foundations of mindfulness.
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.
1/2 price offered to Students and Seniors.
'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 throughout 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 for “shifting” human history.
Both newer and seasoned practitioners will find these courses meaningful and enriching.