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Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?
with Mark Blumenfeld
March 7 / 7:00 PM - March 9 / 4:30 PM
This course asks the question, "How can I help?" and explores our aspiration to help our world, how we relate with others, and how real social transformation could occur.
We will investigate the question "Is society something that is ultimately confused, or is there goodness in human society?"
The course will explore the Shambhala teachings on society and what enlightened society may be? We will also look at the traditional wisdom teachings on transforming four key aspects of society: family life (household), work life, entertainment / leisure, and economy.
Students will receive instruction in the traditional Mahayana practice of "sending and receiving" (tonglen). There will be a short group meditation practice in each class.
Prerequisite: New students are encouraged to join us! Background in meditation or having attended the other Basic Goodness or In Every Day Life classes will be helpful, but are not necessary
Shambhala Generosity Policy: Individuals who are unable to pay either the full, member or student/senior program fee should pre-register for programs online and indicate their need for financial assistance in the "notes" section. The program coordinator will contact you with work-trade and payment plan options