How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society.
with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld
New students are encouraged to join us! Background in meditation or having attended the other Basic Goodness or In Every Day Life classes will be helpful, but are not necessary.
This course asks the question, "How can I help?" and explores our aspiration to help our world, how we relate with others, and how real social transformation could occur. It is the second course in the three part Basic Goodness series.
We will investigate the question "Is society something that is ultimately confused, or is there goodness in human society?"
The course will explore the Shambhala teachings on society and what enlightened society may be? We will also look at the traditional wisdom teachings on transforming four key aspects of society: family life (household), work life, entertainment / leisure, and economy.
Students will receive instruction in the traditional Mahayana practice of "sending and receiving" (tonglen). There will be a short group meditation practice in each class.
Our Generosity Policy
We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, we do have a “pay what you can” policy. Please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. Setting up a payment plan for the full amount may also be an option to consider.
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.