Becoming a Shambhala Person, Including Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows
with Eric Spiegel
October 25 / 7:00 PM - October 27 / 12:00 PM
Public Program Friday-Saturday. Sunday morning restricted to those taking vows. Everyone is welcome to attend the Sunday afternoon Refuge Ceremony and reception.
The Shambhala path is taught in stages known as the four dignities, or four types of confidence. These coincide with the traditional Buddhist stages of Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. In this weekend we will look at the foundations of the path, and how we can actually evolve beyond our habitual worldview to become the genuine Warrior described in the teachings.
The culmination of the weekend will be the conferring of Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows for those who are interested and ready to make those commitments.
The Friday-Saturday program is open to all. There are prerequisites for the Vows. Please see the individual Vow pages.
Friday, October 25, 7:00 PM, Public Talk: "Developing a Mind of Kindness.”
Saturday, October 26, 9:00 - 5:00 PM Becoming a Shambhala Person Workshop Continues.
Sunday, October 27, Mid Afternoon Refuge Ceremony and Reception (guests should plan to arrive by 3:30).
Vows Preparation and Ceremony (restricted to those taking vows)
Sunday, October 27, 9:30 - 5:00.
If you are taking vows, please plan to attend the entire program (Friday through Sunday).
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.