Cultivating Compassion in the Time of COVID

with Acharya Eric Spiegel & Shastri Elizabeth Reid

April 30th

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  • $10 General
  • $5 Students
  • Pay what you can.

Cultivating Compassion in the Time of COVID

The current pandemic has created so many different types of suffering and uncertainty and it is difficult to hold all of them in our mind while also trying to maintain our own balance, health and safety. Please join us to explore and practice awareness and compassion. How do we take care of ourselves as well as the world all around us?  

Acharya Eric Spiegel and a roster of other senior Shambhala teachers will lead a limited series of weekly gatherings during this extraordinary time. 

Each Wednesday evening will include sitting meditation, a short talk investigating the meaning of true compassion and how we can develop it through strength and insight, and a guided practice of Tonglen, the traditional Buddhist meditation on compassion. 

These gatherings will be held on Zoom. The access link will be provided upon registration. If you haven’t already done so, please set up a free zoom account here:

About the Teachers

Eric Spiegel has been a student and teacher in the Shambhala tradition since his teens.  His teachings are filled with warmth, humor and precision. 

Shastri Elizabeth Reid has been a member of the Shambhala NYC community since 1983. She began her studies with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and became a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. One of her roles over the years was establishing and guiding the first Learn to Meditate programs.  She has taught the full Everyday Life series curriculum and directed all Heart of Warriorship and Sacred Path Shambhala Training weekends. In addition, she has co-taught Assistant Director training. With a background in dance, theater and photography, she has led contemplative photography workshops and has a private practice as an Alexander Technique teacher.