Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with John McQuade

January 31st—March 7th (2013)

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  • $90 Program Price

"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.")  Each course consists of six classes. These courses are interactive and aspire to create a learning environment where the teachings are intimate, and also relevant to the times in which we live. (These three courses need to be taken in sequence.)

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, and how they can be applied to our lives. This series is a powerful journey through the complete view and experience of basic goodness -- our personal experience, our experience with others, and our relationship with the reality of life itself.

A nine-minute video presentation of these three courses, by Acharya Adam Lobel, the main architect of this curriculum, is available here.

There is no prerequisite. This course is offered as a public program, and all are welcome.

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

* Directors, Assistant Directors, and MIs are warmly encouraged to attend this course and can register at the discounted tuition of 50%. In the comments section of your registration please indicate that you would like to take advantage of this offer.

** 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.


Note: If you cannot afford to pay the full program fee, see our generosity policy.


Please register for this program in advance by clicking on the "Click here to register" link below. After filling out the online registration form, you will have the option of paying online through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account.  If you prefer not to pay online, you can pay by cash or cheque at the beginning of the program.