(Sept) Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

September 13th—September 15th (2013)

Date details +
  • $175 Patron
  • $140 General
  • $20 Members
Room: Main Shrine Room

This program is now closed on line registration.

Please call 212. 645. 6544 if you would like to register.

What recent students have said:

"Welcoming, non-dogmatic, respectful, non-pressuring."

"Touched a lot of issues I've been wrestling with."

"It's so good."


This introductory weekend intensive explores and deepens the basic technique of mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds we begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters. We experience the power and fulfillment of resting in the present.

In addition to meditation practice, each weekend includes talks by one or more of our senior instructors, one-on-one and group meditation instruction and discussions, and opportunities to socialize and make new friends with fellow participants.

You can register for just the Friday night public talk for only $20 for an introduction to Shambhala Training.


Acharya Eric Spiegel is among a small number of Western teachers empowered by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as a senior teacher (Acharya) representing the Shambhala lineage.  He has been teaching the Shambhala Dharma since the mid 1970s.  Eric has worked extensively with the ill and dying, helping them to realize their wisdom in the face of impermanence, and has had a decades-long career in finance.  He lives in a very old house in rural New York State.


Generosity Policy: Our generosity policy supports individuals who are undergoing financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can truly offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on your individual circumstances. The tuition amount reflects our costs to offer the program. To take advantage of our generosity policy you must contact us in advance at: (212) 675-6544.


We do not accept pay-what-you-can at the door, so please pre-arrange. Thank you!