Program Details

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Diana Evans & Susan Ryan
January 17 / 7:00 PM - February 21 / 9:00 PM

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society is the second of three new courses called the Basic Goodness Series. The First course is called 'Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human', The second course is 'How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society', and the third course is entitled 'What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality'. Each course consists of six classes. These courses are interactive and create a learning environment where the teachings are intimate, and also relevant to the times in which we live.

This course asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. Is society something that is ultimately confused, or is there goodness in human society? The course focuses on transforming four aspects of society: relations with family (household), professional life, entertainment, and economy. We learn the traditional mahayana practice of “sending and taking” (tonglen).

NEW Pre requisites:

  • Anyone who has completed BG1: Who am I?

  • OR Level I: The Art of Being Human

  • OR Contentment in Everyday Life

  • OR is a graduate of the previous paths.

  • If you missed 'Who Am I' , you can still take 'How Can I Help' !

Sacred Path Students This is the new required series for those continuing on the Sacred Path, (or Year Two of the Way of Shambhala) in addition to the Sacred Path weekend levels. Please contact us with any questions:

Next in the Basic Goodness Series:

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality
Thursdays, March 7 – April 18, 2013
With Shastri Carolyn Krusinski and Joe Inskeep


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