NEW! How Can I Help the Basic Goodness of Society
6 sessions, 12 hours
The focus of this course is to learn to create situations of more wakefulness, compassion, and wisdom in our lives, in the world, and in human society. This includes finding the wisdom that is present in ourselves, and also in politics, economics, education systems, and our relationship with the ecosystem. Our focus will not be on abstract ideas and theories, divorced from our lives and world. Instead, we will take a very experiential approach that looks at real experience and how these questions and themes apply to our everyday lives as modern people, living in very specific situations and facing global challenges. In this way, ancient contemplative wisdom can connect directly with our modern lives and questions.
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Webster presently serves as the Shastri, or head teacher, with the Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center in Washington, D.C. He obtained his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland and has taught literature there and multiculturalism for Montgomery County Public Schools. Dr. Webster’s 40 years of teaching experience began with the Peace Corps in Afghanistan. He currently teaches this course and others at Johns Hopkins University.
ILR847 How Can I Help the Basic Goodness of Society
4-Digit Number: 7908
Wed, 10am – 12pm, 1/17 – 2/21
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/E106
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $89.00 Total: $129.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only