Basic Goodness I: Who am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human
with Martin Evans
Who Am I?
The question Who Am I? is one of the most fundamental inquiries about our human experience. This course explores how we think and feel about ourselves. We look at our experience of being “me,” our sense of self and identity.
Drawing from both the Buddhist psychology of “selflessness” and the Shambhala view of basic goodness, as well as contemporary understanding of history, European thought, and psychology, we focus on contemplative inquiry as a method to explore our sense of self.
Prerequisite: No prerequisites
Recommended: Basic meditation instruction
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About the Basic Goodness Series
The aspiration of Shambhala is to help create situations of more wakefulness, compassion, and wisdom in our lives, in the world, and in human society. The path of Shambhala unites the personal experience discovered through meditation with social transformation.
Who am I? How can I help? What is real? These questions have been central in ancient and modern contemplative traditions in both the East and the Western worlds of philosophy, meditation, and psychology. The intention of the Basic Goodness series is to create an opportunity to look at these basic universal questions of humanity in our own lives.
The Basic Goodness Series will explore our real experience of how these questions and themes apply to our everyday lives as modern people, living in very specific situations and facing pressing global challenges.
"Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human" is the first of three courses in 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."