Acharya Eric Spiegel
Eric Spiegel has been of student of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1971 when he was given a copy of Trungpa’s book “Meditation in Action”, just after his 19th birthday. “It was the first time I realized that someone else knew who I was and how I saw the world,” he says. After quickly moving to Boulder to join the growing community of students who were gathering around the Vidyadhara, he began working at Naropa Institute when it was founded in 1973. On the Vajra Regent’s instructions, he moved to Karmê Chöling in 1978 and made a genuine connection with practice and teaching. Eric gave the first-ever talk on the Shambhala teachings at Karmê Chöling in February, 1979 and his time there helped establish a deep relationship with meditation practice. Returning to his home town of New York City in 1980, Eric “stumbled” into a 22-year career on Wall Street, becoming treasurer of a private investment firm. When the firm was acquired in 2000, Eric took advantage of his freedom and good fortune to explore new opportunities for practice and teaching. This journey has taken him to Shambhala Centers across the US; he has taught at Seminary (month-long intensive study and…Source: bostonshambhala.secure.retreat.guru
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Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. Rumi