Illuminating Basic Goodness: Who Am I? Exploring Identity and Belonging

with Timothy Quigley

September 27th—November 3rd (2018)

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  • $108 Sustaining Price
  • $130 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford
This first course in the Basic Goodness Series focuses on our understanding of "self.” With gentleness and curiosity, we will explore our personal and culturally assumed views that shape who we think we are. By taking a fresh look at our habitual patterns, emotions, opinions and concepts, we will create an opportunity to contact our inherent basic goodness. This course of practice and study will include teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and the five skandhas, cocoon, buddha nature, and unconditional confidence. We will practice contemplative investigations of the self based upon the classic Buddhist teachings of the four Foundations of Mindfulness. 

About the Teacher

Timothy Quigley has practiced in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage for over 25 years. He recently served as the Interim Executive Director and Director of Practice and Education for the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York. Currently he is on the teaching faculty for Shambhala Ritual Academy. In 2015 he accompanied a group of Shambhala representatives who were part of the first Buddhist delegation to meet with a presidential administration in the West Wing of the White House. Timothy has taught extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition to teaching programs throughout the Shambhala Community, Timothy is a musician and a composer. He has toured all over the world and played on many records. He and his family are delighted to have relocated to Montpelier this past summer.