Illuminating Basic Goodness: Transforming Self and Society

with Christian Gregory & Shastri Jerry Webster

July 17th—July 22nd -Date postponed or cancelled

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  • $225.00 Patron
  • $180.00 Sustaining
  • $145.00 Subsidized
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Room: Main Shrine Room

Illuminating Basic Goodness: How Can I Help?

Transforming Self and Society


How can we bring wakefulness into every part of our lives? This course explores the Shambhala teachings on working with the various domains of our life—family, work, culture, and wealth. How do our engagements with these domains connect to larger social, political, and economic systems? In addressing this, we develop insight into the social forces shaping contemporary life, and nourish a commitment to compassionate service on behalf of all beings.

Course Includes:

  • Guided meditation

  • Instruction in the traditional Mahayana Buddhist practice of tonglen (“sending and taking”)

  • Teachings on Shambhala insights on society and benefiting others

  • Dialogues and discussion groups

  • Question and answer sessions

This class is intended for those who have completed the first cycle of Shambhala Training Weekends and the Everyday Life course series, but is also open to new meditators. The Basic Goodness series will provide a sustained reflection on the meaning of basic goodness as it relates with our sense of self, society, and reality.

Open to all

Patron Price
: Please register with the Patron Price if you are able. By offering a little more, you help make programs accessible to participants with less financial means. Thank you!

Sustaining Price:
This price is the amount per participant required for the Shambhala Center to cover the costs of the program.

Subsidized Price:
This price allows people with less financial means to attend programs at a discounted rate, supported by the contributions at the ‘Patron Price’ level.

Generosity Policy
: Our Generosity Policy is an option for participants in unique situations for whom none of the above options are appropriate, and helps make programming available to all those who wish to participate. If the subsidized rate is prohibitive for you, the Generosity Policy allows you to offer as much of the fee as you can based on your individual circumstances. Please consider the value of the program and practice generosity at the level appropriate for you. To utilize the Generosity Policy, please email the Registrar at [email protected] before the program. We cannot accept Generosity Policy registrations at the door, so please make arrangements in advance.

If you have questions, please contact us at
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