Program Details

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Tom Berthoff
February 20 / 7:00 PM - March 27 / 9:00 PM

The second course 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:  relations with family (household), professional life, entertainment, and economy. We learn the traditional mahayana practice of “sending and taking” (tong len).

Prerequisite for The Basic Goodness of Society :  (any one of the following is sufficient)

  • The Basic Goodness of Being Human (the first "Basic Goodness" class)

  • Shambhala Training Level 1

  • "Contentment In Everyday Life"

  • Graduate of the previous paths

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