Doing Nothing: What is Meditation and Why? (podcast)


In this episode of the Meditation In The City podcast, senior teacher Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the overall concept of meditation and why it is applicable to our everyday lives, at a talk recorded live at our Weekly Dharma Gathering.

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Acharya Eric Spiegel has been teaching in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition for over 25 years. In addition to a 22-year career on Wall Street, Eric is known for his work with people with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. He is interested in exploring the nature of mind and meditation, not separate from the hard complexities of “real life”: work, relationships, health, aging.

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The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of 165 meditation centers founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala principles of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

Programs and classes in Buddhist teachings, meditation and other contemplative disciplines are offered as well as individual meditation instruction. The Center is home to a vibrant, diverse community of members and friends who provide ongoing volunteer and financial support – creating a warm, genuine basis for the realizing the full potential of our authentic wisdom traditions.