Program Details

How Can I Help? - The Basic Goodness of Society

with Sharon Keegan & Daniel Brown
April 22 / 7:00 PM - May 27 / 9:00 PM


Please Register by April 15, 2014

For any questions, please contact Tracy Suchocki at

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?"

    • Shambhala Training Level I

    • Contentment in Everyday Life Class

Full Program Fee:
$120 (Shambhala Training Level I)
This price covers Burlington Shambhala Center’s actual operating cost for the program (including ongoing costs of running the Center).

Sponsor Program Fee: $160
This price, in addition to covering BSC’s cost for the program, extends generosity to other participants.  Thanks to you, we will be able to make more scholarships available to support people on the Shambhala path.

Generosity Policy:
Our generosity policy supports individuals who are undergoing financial hardship.  Please contemplate how much you can truly offer at this time (more, less, or the suggested full program fee) based on your circumstances.  The full program fee reflects the minimum cost of offering this program.  To take advantage of our generosity policy you must contact Tracy at least one week in advance of the program at (802) 734-7724.  Pre-arrangements are necessary as we cannot accommodate “pay-what-you-can-at-the-door”.

No one will be turned away for financial reasons.

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