Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?

with Janet Bass & Rachel DeMotts

September 16th—October 21st -Date postponed or cancelled

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    Price:
  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
  • Pay what you can afford (enter amount in registration)

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).

This is the second course in the "Basic Goodness" series of the Way of Shambhala path of training. Intended for both new and seasoned meditators, the Basic Goodness series introduces the view of Shambhala in an experiential way. To learn more about this series, watch the video below.


Prerequisites: 
This program is open to all, but the recommended preparation is: The Basic Goodness of Being Human; and either Meditation in Everyday Life, or Contentment in Everyday Life, or Shambhala Training Level I.

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.

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 choose the "reduced price" -- or if that is also an obstacle, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can. 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.

Registration: When registering, you'll have the opportunity to pay online through PayPal. If you can pay online at the time of registration, please do so -- it greatly simplifies things for us. For further details, see our Program Policies and FAQs page.

Questions? If you have any questions about the program, contact Sydney at [email protected].