How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society (Still time to join; cost prorated)

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

March 7th—April 11th

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  • $110 Program Price
  • $130 Patron Price

How Can I Help explores the question:  What could it mean to be of benefit to our world? And what are we up against? 

The course looks at specific aspects of social transformation from the Shambhala perspective of enlightened society. It focuses on four key aspects of society:

  • Our family and home life
  • Our professional and work life
  • Our need to enrich our lives with entertainment and beauty
  • And it asks us if we can relate to these aspects of society in a way that acknowledges our interdependence and is beneficial.

We will learn the traditional Mahayana compassion practice of "sending and taking" (tonglen), engage in dialogues, discussion, contemplation and meditation.

Overview of the Basic Goodness Series

The Basic Goodness Series is open to everyone, without prerequisites.  We recommended that participants first receive basic meditation instruction during an open house, a Shambhala Training program, or a Learn to Meditate Day. However, these are not firm prerequisites.

The Basic Goodness series is a three-part series of weekly classes that introduces the view of Shambhala in an experiential way. The primary practice is Shambhala Meditation. The key difference between the Everyday Life courses and the Basic Goodness courses is that the Everyday Life courses emphasize blending the teachings very practically with our daily life, whereas the Basic Goodness courses provide the opportunity to experience more deeply the profound meaning of the dharma teachings.

To learn more about this series, watch the video below.

Practical Details

If you have questions about this program, please contact Way of Shambhala Coordinator, Diana Luepke.

Please register at least one week before the program begins. While walk-ins are always welcome, we may cancel the class if we don't receive enough advanced registrations.

Please join us. If the program price is an obstacle, please 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.