Program Details

Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?

with Larry Higgins & Iris Ramos
January 7 / 7:00 PM - February 11 / 9:00 PM

This second course in the new Basic Goodness Series asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, what it might mean 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 includes teachings on “bodhichitta,” communication, virtue, and how society arises as an expression of interconnectedness. We also work with the traditional mahayana practice of tonglen, "sending and taking."

There are no prerequisites for this course and all are welcome to attend.

Readings will be recommended from the following texts, which are available in our library or can be purchased at local or online book stores. These readings will supplement your learning but are not required.

The Shambhala Principle, (SP), by Sakyong Mipham.

Work, Sex, and Money, (W, S,& M), by Chogyam Trungpa.

Cost: $90.00

Generosity Policy:

Please pre-register online so that we can properly prepare for amounts of food, staff, materials, etc.  Payment is not required at the time of pre-registration.  However if you wish to use a credit card, you must pre-register and pay online.  If you pay when you arrive for the class, you can only pay by check or cash.If you have any questions, please contact Evan Trimble at 

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