Program Details

Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help ? The Basic Goodness of Society


with Mark Frutkin & David Fowler
February 25 / 7:00 PM - April 1 / 9:00 PM

This is the second course in the Basic Goodness Series of Classes. The Basic Goodness Series is an introduction to the view of Shambhala, taught in an experiential way. If you are currently attending our Everyday Life Series of courses, the key difference between the Everyday Life series and the Basic Goodness series is that the Everyday Life classes emphasize personal transformation in everyday life while the Basic Goodness Courses emphasize the experiential study of view and meaning.


How can I help?  The Basic Goodness of Society
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).


There are three courses in the Basic Goodness series; they are each open (with no prerequisites), though it is ideal to take them in order.

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