Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Josephine Spilka & Charlotte Bernard

February 13th—March 20th

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  • $150 Patron Price
  • $150 Program Price
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The first principle of Shambhala is that everyone has a primordial nature of goodness. Humanity is basically good. Learning to relax with the goodness in our hearts, we will become more skilled at recognizing it everywhere else.


Who am I?  How can I help? What is real?
These questions are universal. They have arisen in some form across cultures and traditions throughout human history. The Basic Goodness series is a three-part journey that explores each of these questions in the format of an intensive study and practice program. 
Meant for new and seasoned meditators alike, the Basic Goodness series introduces the view of Shambhala experientially. Participants receive teachings and support for exploring their present experience—with gentle curiosity and appreciation. From that starting point one can discover what it is to be fully human.
Each part of the series is defined by a question and a theme, which are: 
Who Am I?   The Basic Goodness of Being Human
How Can I Help?   The Basic Goodness of Society 
What Is Real?   The Basic Goodness of Reality

"Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human" focuses on the sense of self and includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego, the 5 skandhas, cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship.