Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

February 25th—April 1st

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  • $60.00 Member, Non-Members
  • $45.00 Seniors/ Students
  • $30.00 Repeats
  • $00.00 Scholarship
Room: Center for Wholism, 2401 N. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Buddhist teachings on how our sense of self arises moment by moment to provide a reference point.
  • Meditation practice is used as a way to contact and express the mind of basic goodness
  • This course is open to all. No previous experience with meditation is required.

    About the Teacher

    Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobewas drawn to the path of meditation when he was 16 years old, in response to the social and ecological injustices he saw.  He soon encountered the writings and vision of Tibetan meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  Inspired by the path of warriorship and the vision of enlightened society, he pursued meditation retreats and training in the Shambhala Buddhist path.  Adam connected with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, head of the Shambhala lineage, while on retreat in Parphing, Nepal in 1997. He was co-editor of the Sakyong’s book Turning the Mind into an Ally.  Adam was named an Acharya in 2004 and completed a Masters of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. In 2008, the Sakyong named Acharya Lobel the Kalapa Acharya. The Kalapa Acharya presides over the Pillar of Practice and Education within Shambhala. Acharya Lobel is particularly responsible for curriculum and path development as well as training Shambhala teachers. Adam is involved with various social and ecological transformation initiatives both within and beyond Shambhala. Adam is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons.

    About Our Courses

    The Way of Shambhala courses are designed for those who need a particular course in order to continue on the path. Each course in the series features a senior Shambhala teacher, a community of participants, and facilitation by an experienced course leader. Course participants view recorded teachings, then contemplate and engage in exercises aimed at deepening their understanding.