Program Details

Shambhala Sadhana Introduction and Practice

with Eric Spiegel
November 22 / 9:30 AM - November 23 / 5:00 PM


  • $125.00 for those receiving transmission

  • $50.00 per day for people who have already received the transmissions

Saturday morning:  Lung and transmission of the Sadhana
Saturday afternoon:  Instruction and walk through practice
Sunday morning:  Talk and practice of the Sadhana
Sunday afternoon:  Talk and Shambhala Sadhana Feast

The Shambhala Sadhana was composed during the last phase of the Sakyong's year long retreat in 2009-10.  It is intended to be the binding practice of the broader sangha and is being formally introduced as a main practice at Enlightened Society Assembly (ESA). This program is for Vajrayana students (and those who attended Sutrayana Seminary prior to ESA) who have not yet received the Shambhala Sadhana lung and the Sun transmission, and as a gathering of warriors to practice and study the Sadhana.

We invite people who are already practicing to the Sadhana (e.g., those who have completed ESA) to come for any or all of the weekend, including an open invitation to support the new practitioners and to refresh your understanding.  Sunday will be for all those who have received the Sadhana to join in practice and study. 

Acharya Eric Spiegel is among a small number of Western teachers (Acharyas) empowered by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to directly represent the Shambhala lineage.  He has been teaching the Shambhala Dharma since the mid 1970s.  Beginning with AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 90s Eric has worked extensively with the ill and dying, helping people to realize their natural wisdom in the face of impermanence.  In addition, he has had a decades-long career in finance.  He lives in rural New York State.

For questions and information please contact: Jean Plough

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