Program Details

Basic Goodness II - How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society


with Janet Bronstein
January 8 / 7:00 PM - February 19 / 9:30 PM

This 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: family life (household), professional life, entertainment, and economy. We learn the traditional mahayana practice of “sending and taking” (tonglen).


Open to everyone. Meditation instruction is strongly suggested and is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Center.


Generosity Policy applies:  The Birmingham Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings.  If you need to arrange a payment plan or negotiate a reduced tuition, please make arrangements prior to the program by contacting Christine Dietsch at christine.digital.ink@gmail.com or 205-239-9648.  


On the other hand ,if you have the means to help offset the cost of another’s fee, we encourage you to consider donating a higher tuition than is stated.

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