Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human
with Shastri Amy Conway
The first course asks the questions “Who am I?” and focuses on the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. We will practice contemplative investigations of the self, based upon the Foundations of Mindfulness.
The Basic Goodness Series
Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human is the first of three courses called the Basic Goodness Series. These three courses are taken in sequence. The second is called How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society, and the third is entitled What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality. 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.
The Basic Goodness Series is open to everyone, without prerequisites. We strongly recommended that participants first receive basic meditation instruction during an open house, a Shambhala Training program, or Meditation in Everyday Life. However, these are not firm prerequisites.
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 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.
Amy Conway holds the title of Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She works as a senior managerial consultant for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, working with physicians to improve the quality of healthcare particularly in the areas of depression treatment and women’s health. She also enjoys chi kung, hiking, yoga, cooking, and spending time with sangha. She is the former director of Northern California Shambhala.
$150 at the door
Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact Mery, volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org, at least a week in advance. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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