Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Paul Benson & Märta Vigerstad

September 12th—September 29th

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    Price:
  • $175 Contributor Price
  • $150 Program Price
  • $35 Deposit
  • Amount after scholarship (from form)
Room: Main Shrine Room

The Basic Goodness Series is an excellent way to begin a course of study of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings as it does not assume any previous knowledge or meditation experience.  It may be helpful to have received first instruction, and participated in a Level I or Meditation in Daily Life but this is not required. There are no prerequisites.
 
For those who are in the midst of or have completed the Everyday Life Series, the Basic Goodness series will provide a sustained reflection on the meaning of basic goodness as it relates with our sense of self, others, and reality.

This first course 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.

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

Program Fee

The Baltimore Shambhala Center relies on program registration fees, as well as on donations, to be able to cover our operating expenses, including the monthly rent. We very much value your paying the registration fee for this program, if you are able to afford this amount.  

Scholarships

We want anyone who wishes to study meditation and to experience the Shambhala view of basic goodness to be able to do so. Scholarships are available so that our programs are open to anyone, regardless of what tuition amount they are able to afford. (See link below if your are in need of a scholarship for this program. Scholarship requests are processed online, so that there is no delay in registration.)

A $35 deposit is requested if you can not pay the full program fee now (unless you are requesting a scholarship). If requesting a scholarship, please go to scholarship page before registering. 

Diversity

It is our objective to increase diversity at the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center to better reflect our diverse community. To monitor our progress over time, we would like to collect information on the racial identity of participants. Providing this information, which will be tallied anonymously, is optional.

To enter this information, please click on this link.