How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society
with Mary Kubicki & Chris Stockinger
March 5 / 6:45 PM - April 9 / 9:00 PM
How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society 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).
Prerequisite: None. This class is open to anyone who has received basic meditation instruction.
About the Basic Goodness Series:
The Basic Goodness Series introduces the view of Shambhala in an experiential way by examining our personal experience, our experience with others, and our relationship with the reality of life itself.
The key difference between the Everyday Life courses and the Basic Goodness courses is that the Everyday Life courses emphasize personal transformation in daily life, whereas the Basic Goodness courses emphasize the experiential study of view and meaning.
While you may start with this series, we strongly recommend that you receive basic meditation instruction in advance (at a Shambhala open house or Beginning to Meditate class, for instance). We also suggest that you take the Meditation in Everyday Life course first.
"How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society"" is the second of three courses in the Basic Goodness series. The first course is "Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human" and the third course is entitled "What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality." These three courses Can be taken in any order.