Program Details

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

April 29 / 7:00 PM - May 25 / 6:00 PM

The May 25th all-day session is for those who cannot attend the May 18th session.  Please note that it is Memorail Day Weekend.

This course focuses on relationship and society. It is an exploration of the nature of society and what it might mean to help our world. Teachings focus on bodhichitta, communication, virtue and how society arises as an expression of interconnectedness. Participants will learn the practice of tonglen, "sending and taking".

In general the BASIC GOODNESS SERIES presents Shambhala and Buddhist teachings in an experiential way, with an emphasis on understanding the view and meaning of these teachings. This series is a powerful journey through the complete view and experience of basic goodness - our personal experience, our experience with others, and our relationship with the reality of life itself.

The new Basic Goodness Series is open to everyone, without prerequisites. We strongly recommended that participants first receive basic meditation instruction during an open house, a Shambhala Training program, or a Learn to Meditate.  It would also be good if a student could attend a Meditation in Everyday Life course before entering the Basic Goodness Series.  However, these are not firm prerequisites.

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