Who Am I: The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Shastri Jonathan Barbieri & Adana Barbieri

March 15th—April 19th (2018)

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  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
Room: Main Meditation Hall

Remember our Generosity Policy if the registration fee is a hardship - see below.


'Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human' is the first of three new courses called the BASIC GOODNESS SERIES. These three courses do not need to be taken in sequence. 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'. In general the BASIC GOODNESS SERIES presents Shambhala and Buddhist teachings in an experiential way, with an emphasis on understanding the view and meaning of these teachings.

This course focuses on the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego, the 5 skandhas, cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. It also includes the practice of contemplation and investigating the self based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

The course is open to all.  The series is highly recommended for all students at all levels of practice.

Prerequisite:  It is highly recommended to have had some basic meditation instruction from within the Shambhala tradition

Our Generosity Policy
In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay as much as you can afford” policy. Please write in the amount you are able to pay in the "COMMENTS" section when you register.  You may pay at registration on the first evening.  Please contact the registrar by email at [email protected] if you have questions.

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.