Program Details

Basic Goodness 2: The Basic Goodness of Society

with Iris Ramos & Billy Boyar
November 16 / 8:30 AM - November 17 / 6:00 PM

This course asks the question “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, what it might mean 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 includes teachings on “bodhichitta,” communication, virtue, and how society arises as an expression of interconnectedness. We also work with the traditional mahayana practice of tonglen, "sending and taking."

This class is the second in a 3-part series, although there is no requirement that the three classes be taken in order:


  • Basic Goodness I: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

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

  • Basic Goodness III: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality


There are no prerequisites for this course and all are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie at [email protected]

Pricing & Generosity Policy

Please pre-register online so that we can properly prepare for amounts of food, staff, materials, etc.
Payment is not required at the time of pre-registration. If price is an obstacle for you, please inquire about our Generosity Policy.

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