Program Details

The Basic Goodness of Society (Basic Goodness II)


with Andrea Darby & Michael Stephens
September 3 / 6:30 PM - October 8 / 8:30 PM

You are warmly invited to join us for the second cass of the Basic Goodness series, The Basic Goodness of Society, beginning Tuesday, September 3 and running for six weeks from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.



Basic Goodness II asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, our 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).



This class is open to anyone who has taken one of the following:


  • Basic Goodness I Class "Who Am I?"

  • Shambala Training Level I

  • Contentment in Everyday Life Class




Texts for the class will include: Work, Sex and Money by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and The Shambhala Principle by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche two texts that draw from traditional Buddhist teachings and Shambhala teachings on contemporary warriorship.


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