Basic Goodness One: Weekend Program

Friday Jan 26, 2018

1102 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102




Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Phone: 505-717-2486
Website: Click to Visit

Practice contemplative investigations of the self based on the foundations of mindfulness and much more.


This weekend course asks the question, "Who am I?" and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, the five skandhas (form, feeling, perception, formation and consciousness), buddha-nature, and the confidence of warriorship.

Participants will practice contemplative investigations of the self, based on the foundations of mindfulness. This course involves a mix of meditation, talks, experiences, dialogues and discussion. The fresh approach will provide insight for both long time and new students of Shambhala Buddhism.

This is the first of three courses in the "Basic Goodness" series of the Way of Shambhala path of training. Intended for both new and seasoned meditators, the Basic Goodness series introduces the view of Shambhala in an experiential way. These three courses do not have to be taken in sequence. 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. 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.

Prerequisites:  This program is open to everyone, but we recommend that participants receive meditation instruction in advance at one of our public sittings in which meditation instruction is offered, typically, Sundays at 10am.

Fri January 26th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sat January 27th: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Sun January 28th: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM