Who Am I?: The Basic Goodness of Being Human
January 15 / 6:45 PM - February 19 / 9:00 PM
Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human 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 Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
Prerequisite: No prerequisites
Recommended: Basic meditation instruction
About the Basic Goodness Series:
The Basic Goodness Series introduces the view of Shambhala in an experiential way by examining our personal experience, our experience with others, and our relationship with the reality of life itself.
The key difference between the Everyday Life courses and the Basic Goodness courses is that the Everyday Life courses emphasize personal transformation in daily life, whereas the Basic Goodness courses emphasize the experiential study of view and meaning.
While you may start with this series, we strongly recommend that you receive basic meditation instruction in advance (at a Shambhala open house or Beginning to Meditate class, for instance). We also suggest that you take the Meditation in Everyday Life course first.
"Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human" is the first of three courses in the Basic Goodness Series. 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 three courses are taken in sequence.