Program Details

Who am I? The Basic Goodness of being human

with Aine Marron
March 18 / 10:00 AM - May 20 / 12:30 PM



Taught online by Kalapa Acharya, Adam Lobel

Facilitated locally by Regional Director, Aine Marron

Venue: 4 Parkview Tce, Lysterfield South.

Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm   *Cost: $100. Members: $90. Concession $80 

Dates:    March 18th & 25th     Apr 15th & 22nd    May 13th & 20th

'Who am I?' is a new course which focuses on unpacking the notion of basic goodness - a key tenet of the Shambhala teachings.  It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and the 5 skandhas, cocoon and the confidence of warriorship.  We will practice contemplative investigations of the self - based upon the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness.

This course is open to everyone – no prerequisites apply. It is preferred however that you have received meditation instruction, if possible, before attending. This can be easily arranged or if not - it can be offered on your first day of attendance.

The course consists of six classes and for students of the Way of Shambhala, all six classes need to be attended.


'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.

If you would like to hear a little more about these courses in advance or to sample Acharya Lobel’s style of teaching - here is a link to a 9-minute video presentation of the Basic Goodness Series by him.  You will need quicktime on your computer to be able to view it. 

*Generosity policy applies - you may pay less than the set prices if necessary, as we prefer if money is not an obstacle to anyone accessing these teachings. Or you can pay more if inspired to support Shambhala Melbourne’s activities.

To register please clck on the link below to register your attendance for this course.

Payment can be made online when you register or on the first day of the program.

PLease email if you have any questions.

or contact Jeff Herd on 0457 056 601 or Sue Di Pietro on 0418 101 343

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