Social Entrepreneurs: Get Paid to Change the World - February 2018

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Teacher : Shastri Gayle Van Gils
Coordinator: Gayle Van Gils
Price per person: $125
Patron Price: $150

NOTE: This course begins February 15, however, registration is open until February 22.

Would you like to devote your energies to making the world a better place, and create financial abundance in your life? If you’re looking for ways to live and work in harmony with your values and have your work make a difference, this course is for you. It provides a powerful opportunity to explore the intersection of service, work and pay in the company of like-minded social entrepreneurs. Participants will develop a vision for creating positive change in the world, then create a plan for implementation of their vision.

In this course, you will have the opportunity to examine your limiting beliefs and learn how to move past them. Planning and goal setting, as well as marketing as service (not as manipulation), are among the skills you will cultivate. This self-paced course can be followed at your own schedule. It is designed to take 6 weeks, giving you time to develop your own business while you also give and receive support from others in your class. The first cohort of 35 people who took this class had a great experience. We hope that you will be served in the same way by this material.

Your class was AMAZING!! I feel so uplifted and inspired to take my talents and apply them to my work. I have been telling all of my friends about your class and about what a fantastic teacher and human being you are! 

- Happy Course Participant  

An invitation from Shastri Van Gils

See Gayle's free introductory talk: Being Yourself: A Key to Succeeding in Life and Livelihood

Her new book Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace. To learn more about the book, visit her website at

About the Teacher

Shastri Gayle Van Gils is an organizational consultant, coach, and serial entrepreneur. She holds a MBA in international business and has been teaching meditation for more than 30 years. 

About Our Courses

Our courses feature senior Shambhala teachers, an online community of participants, and facilitation by an experienced course leader. Participants view recorded teachings, then gather in the online learning environment to discuss, contemplate and engage in exercises aimed at deepening their understanding.

When Does the Class Meet?

The course is asynchronous. You may view the recorded talks at your convenience. The recommended schedule is to view one talk each week and complete the associated readings and exercises in the module. This course is open for 6 weeks.

Please note that an important aspect of the course involves meeting with another course participant for dialogue. You can arrange live meetings via telephone, an online meeting forum such as Skype, or in person.

Bi-weekly live meetings with the instructor via Zoom will be scheduled. Dates and details to be announced.

How Much Time Does it Take?

Most participants spend 1 to 2 hours per week on the course. The talks average 45 minutes in length. Allow yourself time to do the readings, practices and other assignments. It’s a good idea to schedule the time on your calendar as you would for a face-to-face class.

Registration Options

1) Early Bird Discount. The Early Bird course rate of $99 is available until 2 week before the course starts. To take the discount use this coupon code: 8JWLNM.

2) Regular Amount. The regular course rate of $125 applies 2 weeks prior to the start date.

3) Patron. The Patron rate of $150 supports our efforts to connect teachers and learners through online programs. In particular, it helps us offer the generosity policy to those in need.

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PLEASE NOTE: Maximum discount that may be requested for this program is 25%. Scholarships are not available.

PLEASE NOTE: Prices are in US Dollars . Request a discount before you register to allow for exchange rates or other discounts.

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