Program Details

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Adam Lobel
August 18 / 7:00 PM - September 29 / 9:00 PM

The Basic Goodness Series - Offered for the first time in Columbus, OH!

Class facilitated by Janice Glowski and Hellen Newland, with formal online talks by Acharya Adam Lobel during each class. Location will be determined by participant number. For planning purposes, please register online as soon as possible.

Please Note:  Participation in this first offering of the Basic Goodness Series in Columbus will be limited to those who have completed the In Everyday Life (IEL) Series or Shambhala Training Levels I-V.  Those who have partially completed either of the IEL Series or Shambhala Training may request permission to join the class. Others may join with special permission.  Please contact to request permission.

The Basic Goodness series offers 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 helpful clarifier for newer practitioners and an excellent deepening for students who are well on the path of practice.

This first course, Who Am I?  The Basic Goodness of Being Human, 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. 

The Basic Goodness Series is considered preparation for Enlightened Society Assembly and is, therefore, also a pre-requisite for Warrior Assembly and Sacred World Assembly.

As always, our generosity policy applies.
Generosity Policy

We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate.  If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for your current situation, and offer as much of the program fee as you can.  To arrange for this, please contact

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 other who are not able to pay the full price.  Thank you!

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