Basic Goodness: Pema Chodron with Dale Asrael at the Omega Institue

Basic Goodness: Pema Chödrön With Dale Asrael

at Omega Institute September 26, 2014 — September 28, 2014*

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“At this crossroads (for our planet) how humanity views itself at some deep level is going to make or break the situation.” –Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

From The Buddhist principle of basic goodness is not particularly religious or secular. It’s not something esoteric or unrelated to us. It’s about how we feel about ourselves at the core. We are fundamentally open-minded, open-hearted, worthy, and good.

To be sure, the basic goodness of humanity is fully intact. Uncertainty, fear, doubt, and aggression, however, can make it difficult for us to access. But if we can each feel confident in our innate basic goodness, it will have a profound effect on shifting the cultural paradigm ravaging this precious earth.

During this retreat, we explore practices that can help us contact our fundamental goodness even when we are under stress, overwhelmed, and over-burdened, or when we feel we’ve failed at something important to us.

The weekend includes talks, guided meditations, and question-and-answer sessions with Pema Chödrön and additional sessions led by Dale Asrael, a longtime friend of Pema’s and fellow acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. The weekend also includes a period of silence from the end of the retreat session on Friday night until Saturday dinner.

This workshop is appropriate for both nonprofessionals and professionals.

*The on-campus workshop is sold out. Please call Omega Registration 800.944.1001 to be placed on a wait list. Or, you can also register to participate in this retreat live from the comfort of your own home.

by Staff