Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

Adam Lobel

Individual: $108
Patron: $149 The Patron rate helps us offer our generosity policy to those in need.

Adam Lobel leads participants on a journey of contemplative inquiry focused on the timeless question, “Who am I?” Course participants will learn:

  • 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.
  • Join a virtual community for discussion, contemplation and dialogue exercises.

This course is open to all. No previous experience with meditation is required.

About Our Courses

The Way of Shambhala courses are designed for those who don’t live near a Shambhala Center, or who need a particular course in order to continue on the path. Each course in the series features a senior Shambhala teacher.

When Does the Class Meet?

The course is asynchronous. You may view the recorded talks at your convenience. The recommended schedule is to view one talk each week and complete the associated readings and exercises in the module. There are 5 talks.

How Much Time Does it Take?

Most participants spend 1 to 2 hours per week on the course. The talks average 45 minutes in length. Allow yourself time to do the readings, meditation practices and other assignments. It’s a good idea to schedule the time on your calendar as you would for a face-to-face class.

Teachers and Faculty

Adam Lobel is a Buddhist teacher and minister, and a scholar of philosophy and religion. He began the path of meditation when he was 16 years old, and soon encountered the writings and vision of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He connected with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche while on retreat in Parphing, Nepal in 1997, and was co-editor of his book Turning the Mind into an Ally. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, where he helped to establish a track for Buddhist ministers and chaplains. His research focused on philosophy, phenomenology, meditation, and the Great Perfection tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Individual: $108
Patron: $149 The Patron rate helps us offer our generosity policy to those in need.