Program Details

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society (Weekend)


with Ellen Rook
November 22 / 7:30 PM - November 24 / 5:00 PM

This weekend program 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: family life (household), professional life, entertainment, and economy. We learn the traditional mahayana practice of “sending and taking” (tonglen). The weekend is open to anyone who has received Shambhala meditation instruction through a Learn to Meditate or other program at the Shambhala Center.


Note: This program will also be offered as a weeknight course in January 2014 http://albany.shambhala.org/program_details.php?id=152188&cid=209

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