Basic Goodness II- How can I help?

with Charlotte Bernard

October 21st—November 25th

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  • $175 Patron Price
  • $150 Program Price
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How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society
This course asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationship with others as well as our aspiration to help the world. We look at the Shambhala teachings involved in creating an enlightened society.


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 all. (Strongly recommended preparation: An Introduction to Shamhala Meditation; Basic Goodness 1: The Basic Goodness of Being Human; and Meditation in Everyday Life, or Contentment in Everyday Life, or Shambhala Training Level I. 

BG2: Materials

This class includes readings from three books. You are welcome to purchase them. We have included links to Amazon.com because they often deliver the fastest in all countries. Many independent book shops and online book sellers have these books in stock or could order them quickly. You may prefer to borrow them from a friend or from the library.

Shambhala, Sacred Path of the Warrior, Chogyam Trungpa, Shambhala Publications 2010
The Shambhala Principle, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Harmony, 2013
Work, Sex, and Money, Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Publications 2011