Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

January 10th—February 14th

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  • $110. Program Price
  • $130. Patron Price
Room: Shrine Hall

In this course, we ask the question, “How can I help?” and explore our relationships with others, the aspiration to help our world, and how social transformation may be possible.

We look at the Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. Is society something that is ultimately confused, or is goodness and kindness a natural part of human society?

The course focuses on transforming four aspects of society:  family and household, work and professional life, leisure and entertainment, and economy and the market place. We will learn the traditional mahayana practice of “sending and taking” (tonglen).  Each class will have guided meditation practice.

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 the next step after completing the Everyday Life Series OR it can be the first series of courses that you take.

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, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. 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.

If you have questions about this program, please contact [email protected]