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Weekly Dharma Gathering: Sadness-Joy: The Warrior’s Heart

with Eric Spiegel
June 18 / 7:00 PM - June 18 / 9:00 PM

Public Meditation and Dharma Talk

Every Tuesday evening at 7pm
 the Integral Yoga Institute in the Rose Room
227 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th avenues)
New York, NY 10011

general admission, students

The Weekly Dharma Gathering is a perfect introduction to meditation practice and the Shambhala teachings, as well as an opportunity to connect with like-minded New Yorkers. The evening consists of guided meditation, a talk by one of our teachers, discussion, and a reception.

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting, to learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to daily life, and to meet and mingle with others interested in mindfulness.

If you’re new to Shambhala NYC, we definitely encourage you to join us on a Tuesday night. Bring your friends!

About the Teacher

Acharya Eric Spiegel has been teaching in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition for over 40 years and has studied directly with both Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.   As an Acharya (which means "Teacher" in sanskrit) he is one of a small group of senior teachers empowered by The Sakyong to directly represent the Shambhala Lineage.  

In addition to a 40 year career in finance Eric is known for his work with people with HIV and other life-threatening illnesses.  Lately he has been teaching extensively on the topics of fearlessness in relating with Death and also on the place of “Wealth and Power” in spirituality.  He is interested in exploring the nature of mind and meditation as they relate to the hard complexities of “real life”: how do we practice work, practice money, relationships, health, and aging while maintaining an uplifted and forward vision about our life.  

Acharya Spiegel lives in rural upstate NY in the western foothills of the Berkshires.


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