Basic Goodness I - Who Am I?

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

October 18th—November 22nd (2017)

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  • $110 Program Price
  • $130 Patron Price
Room: Shrine Hall
Program Registration is Closed.

This course asks the question “Who am I?” and looks at how we develop and maintain our sense of self. It considers teachings on developing kindness and understanding towards one's self, and explores how kindness towards our self can become the foundation of developing kindness and compassion towards others. We will practice contemplative investigations of the self, based upon the Foundations of Mindfulness.  Each class will have guided practice in Shambhala Meditation.

Overview of the Basic Goodness Series

The new Basic Goodness Series is open to everyone, without prerequisites.  We recommend that participants first receive basic meditation instruction during an open house, a Shambhala Training program, or a Learn to Meditate Day.  It would also be good if a student could attend a class in the  In Everyday Life series before entering the Basic Goodness Series. However, these are NOT prerequisites.

The Basic Goodness Series is an introduction to the view of Shambhala, taught in an experiential way.  The key difference between the Everyday Life series and the Basic Goodness series is that the Everyday Life classes emphasize personal transformation in everyday life while the Basic Goodness Courses emphasize the experiential study of view and meaning.  The Basic Goodness Series is the next step after completing the Everyday Life Series OR it can be the first series of courses that you take.

Our 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 you, and offer as much of the program fee as 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.

If you have questions about this program, please contact [email protected]