Way of Shambhala - How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Maria Stella & Hamish Tucker

February 27th—April 3rd (2014)

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    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 or see Introducing the Basic Goodness Series on our News Blog.

    Prerequisite: None—everyone is welcome. Strongly recommended preparation: The Basic Goodness of Being Human; and Meditation in Everyday Life, or Contentment in Everyday Life, or Shambhala Training Level I

    Schedule: Six consecutive Thursdays, February 27 – April 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

    Suggested reading: The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure, by Sakyong Mipham. This book is available for purchase in the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s bookstore.

    Suggested price: $95.00. Generosity Policy applies.

    Questions? Contact us at [email protected].