Who am I? The Basic goodness of Being Human

with Kathryn Heckman

March 7th—April 4th

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    Who am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

    Open to Everyone.

    This course offers an exploration around the question “Who Am I?” I The orientation for this exploration is the notion of basic goodness. This means welcoming people into an experience of the primordial wakefulness and dignity of being human. We adopt an attitude of gentleness and openness toward ourselves, as opposed to assuming that there is already a basic problem or something to be fixed. Meditation practice is used as a way to contact and express that basic goodness. Some traditional Buddhist teachings on how our sense of self arises moment by moment will be offered.




    'Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human' is the first of three new courses collectively called 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’.This series illustrates that the Shambhala vision is not limited to individual awakening; it is a vision for human society and for “shifting” human history.

    These courses are intended to create learning communities where people can come together and reflect on their own experience and the world. 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. 


    Both newer and seasoned practitioners will find these courses meaningful and enriching.

    People already engaged in the Way of Shambhala should note the Basic Goodness Series will also be considered preparation for Enlightened Society Assembly (Sutrayana Seminary), and is therefore, also a pre-requisite for Warrior Assembly and Sacred World Assembly.