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

with Mary Kubicki & Chris Stockinger

July 6th—August 10th

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  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford (enter your amount below)
Room: Main Shrine Room

Basic Goodness 2: The Basic Goodness of Society  'How can I help?' 

This course asks the question, "How can I help?" and explores our aspiration to help our world, how we relate with others, and how real social transformation could occur.

It will also include investigation of  the question, "Is society fundamentally, irretrievably confused?"

Using the Shambhala teachings to study and contemplate what enlightened society may possibly be, we will also look at other traditional wisdom teachings which focus on transforming four key aspects of society: family life (household), work life, entertainment/ leisure, and economy.

You will receive instruction in the traditional Mahayana practice of "sending and receiving" (tonglen), and there will be a short group meditation practice in each class.

The three Basic Goodness courses may be taken out of sequence.

Prerequisite:  It is highly recommended to have taken Shambhala Training Level I or the Meditation in Everyday Life course. Please contact us early for an exception. 

Thank you for registering early so we can plan, and avoid cancelling the program. You may register and pay now, or register online and pay when you arrive at the program.


About the Teachers


Mary Kubicki has been studying and practicing with the Shambhala Community since 1974. The teachings have guided and benefitted every aspect of her life.

Now a senior teacher, but always a beginner, she has led retreats and classes across the United States. A CPA with a grown family, she’s a member of the Colorado Behavioral Health Planning/Advisory Committee.



Chris Stockinger encountered the Shambhala Buddhist teachings in 1983 in Vienna, Austria. He studied with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and later with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has taught Shambhala Buddhism since the ‘90s and now teaches at the Fort Collins Shambhala Center and along the Front Range. He is an electrical engineer, co-founded three companies and holds several patents.

Our Generosity Policy
In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “Pay as much as you can afford” policy. Please contact the registrar by email at [email protected] to request the generosity policy.

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price.” Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.