Creating Good Work - Building Healthy Economies

March 21st (2013)

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  • $10.00 Program Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room

A Collaborative Community Event
with Ron Schultz, Greg Wendt (Green Economy Think Tank),
and Gary Kosman (AmericaLearns)

How do we create enterprises, work, and ultimately economies that reflect a life of meaning and purpose? How do we avoid having to make “rotten compromises” in the work we choose to do?  What steps can we take so that 20-25 years down the road we don’t experience the disappointment, regret and dissatisfaction of a life decision that provided material well-being, but nothing really more than “an old body and a tired mind?” Creating Good Work - Building Healthy Economies is a community talk and collaborative interaction that explores solutions as to how we can bring meaning and purpose into the workplace, live a life that makes a difference for others, and support hearth and home, too. We don’t dream this into existence, we build it.

Join Greg Wendt, Gary Kosman, and Ron Schultz, editor of the forthcoming book, Creating Good Work – The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneuers Show How to Build a Healthy Economy, published by Palgrave Macmillan, for an evening of ideas and action that has the opportunity to shift the economies of entire communities. Book signing to follow the event.

SMCLA Generosity Policy

The Shambhala Center remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our members and program participants, and one of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one should be prevented from participating in programs for lack of funds. At the same time, the Center relies on the revenue from program participants to cover the cost of each program and of keeping our doors open. For programs where there is a set price, if the program price is an obstacle for you, please offer as much of the program price as you can. The suggested minimum, based on the Center’s costs, is 50% of the program price. You may type in the amount on the registration page and pay accordingly. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price of the program, and provides support to the Shambhala Center. If you have any questions, please email

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If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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