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

with Acharya Moh Hardin

February 22nd—February 23rd (2014)

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  • $90.00 Program Price
  • $110.00 Patron Price
  • $130.00
  • $70
  • Generosity Policy - Pay What You Can
Room: Main Shrine Room


Please join us to experience the wisdom brought to us by our beloved and personable Acharya.  This is a great opportunity for interaction with our lineage holders, Acharya Moh Hardin and Sangyum Cynde Grieve.  Those who have taken this course previously can share their own wisdom during discussions. 

Acharya is a Sanskrit word that means "teacher." It refers to individuals that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has empowered to represent him and the Kagyu, Nyingma, and Shambhala lineages he holds. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche chose these individuals because of their knowledge, wisdom, and commitment to the confluence of teachings found in Shambhala.

Currently Acharya Hardin serves as Regional Acharya for the Atlantic Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, and the states of Texas and Louisiana. He visits the Shambhala Centers in these regions regularly, teaching and working with students.

The Basic Goodness Series is an introduction to the view of Shambhala, taught in an experiential way.  The key difference between the Everyday Life series and the Basic Goodness series is that the Everyday Life classes emphasize personal transformation in everyday life while the Basic Goodness Courses emphasize the experiential study of view and meaning. 

The Basic Goodness Series is comprised of 3 courses.  Each course has a question and a title.

     1. Who am I?  The Basic Goodness of Being Human

     2. How can I help?  The Basic Goodness of Society

     3. What is Real?  The Basic Goodness of Reality

Who am I?  The Basic Goodness of Being Human

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.

Our Generosity Policy

In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy.  If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can.  To arrange for this, please contact Jackie Snyder [email protected] .

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”.  Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price. 


A generous donor has made scholarship assistance available for those with limited financial means.  To apply, please contact Jackie Snyder [email protected]

Meals: Coffee will be available in the morning.   Please bring at least $7.00-$10.00 cash for lunch each day.  We will either all eat out together or have something simple catered, including a vegetarian option.  Anyone with special dietary needs is invited to bring their lunch.   

We would greatly appreciate your registering online before the class, so that we can anticipate class size for food and material preparation.

If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Snyder [email protected]