Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help? - Online
with Mary Campbell & Michelle Munro
March 2 / 7:00 PM - April 6 / 9:00 PM
Intended for new and seasoned meditators alike, the Basic Goodness series offers an experiential approach to the core Shambhala teachings on basic goodness and enlightened society. How can I help? The Basic Goodness of Society is a six week course that explores our relationships with others, our aspiration to help our world and specific aspects of social transformation. We will look at the Shambhala understanding of society and what enlightened society might be. Is society something that is ultimately confused, or is there goodness in human society? We will focus on transforming four aspects of society: relations with family (household), professional life, entertainment, and economy.
Shambhala Meditation and the traditional Mahayana practice of “sending and taking” (tonglen) will be introduced.
No prerequisites: This course is open to all.
About the Basic Goodness Series
The principle of basic goodness is about how humanity at the core is complete, good, and worthy. If we can feel confident in our goodness, it will illuminate our life and society. ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure
The Basic Goodness series offers an experiential approach to the core Shambhala teachings on basic goodness and enlightened society.
Who am I? How can I help? What is real?
These questions have been central in ancient and modern contemplative traditions. Intended for new and seasoned meditators alike, the Basic Goodness Series explores our lived experience of how these questions apply to everyday life as modern people, living in very specific situations and facing pressing global challenges.
“How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society is the second of the three courses in the Basic Goodness series. The first course is "Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human" and the third course is entitled "What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality."