Program Details

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

with Linda Mockeridge
September 11 / 7:00 PM - October 16 / 9:00 PM

Everyone is Welcome. There are no pre-requisites.

While the recommended courses would be most helpful, new students are encouraged to join us.

Recommendations:  Basic Goodness I, or Level I, or Contentment in Everyday Life

This is the second course of the Basic Goodness Series.

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” (tonglen).

The Basic Goodness Series is an introduction to the view of Shambhala, taught in an experiential way.  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.  The Basic Goodness Series is the next step after completing the Everyday Life Series OR it can be the first series of courses that you take.

The Basic Goodness Series is comprised of 3 courses.  Each course has a question and a title.

1. Who am I?  The Basic Goodness of Being Human  [6 classes]

2. How can I help?  The Basic Goodness of Society [6 classes]

3. What is Real?  The Basic Goodness of Reality [6 classes]

We would greatly appreciate your registering online before the class, so that we can anticipate class size for material preparation.


The San Antonio Shambhala Center is committed to making its programs accessible to everyone. As a non-profit organization supported by program fees, donations and the energy of many volunteers we offer three pricing options.

Our Generosity Policy

In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy.  If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can.  To arrange for this, please contact Jackie Snyder

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”.  Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price. 


A generous donor has made scholarship assistance available for those with limited financial means.  To apply, please contact Jackie Snyder


If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Snyder 

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