Basic Goodness 2 - How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Teacher : Acharya Arawana Hayashi
Price per person: $125.00
Patron Price: $79.00
Shambhala Online’s Way of Shambhala courses are designed for those who don’t live near a center, or who need a particular course in order to continue on the path. Each course in the series features a senior Shambhala teacher, an online community of participants, and facilitation by experienced course leaders. Over 6 to 8 weeks, course participants view recorded teachings, then gather in the online learning environment to discuss, contemplate and engage in exercises aimed at deepening their understanding.

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Course runs April 7 - June 6 *

This six-session recorded course 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: relations with family (household), professional life, entertainment, and economy. We learn the traditional mahayana practice of “sending and taking” (tong len).

PREREQUISITE: None. This course is open to anyone who has received basic meditation instruction.

** Directors, Assistant Directors, MIs and Shambhala Guides are warmly encouraged to attend this course and can register at the discounted rate of $60. In the comments section of your registration please indicate that you would like to take advantage of this offer.


1) Centers and Groups. Please click here to register

2) As an individual. Please note that one aspect of the course involves meeting with another course participant for dialogue. You can arrange live meetings via telephone, Skype, etc.

COURSE FEE: $125 for individuals. Register by March 31 for the Early Bird discount: $79.

PLEASE NOTE: When registering for the discount be sure to select "I am choosing to pay another amount" and change the amount in the box that appears.

Registration closes April 4.

Class size is limited.

*What time does the class meet? The course is asynchronous — view the recorded talks at a time that is convenient to you. Participants are encouraged to view one talk each week and participate in online discussions about the material. There are 6 talks; the course must be finished in 8 weeks.