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Wednesday Open Night Talks at IDP -- Explanation of Refuge & Bodhisattva Vows with Acharya Eric Spiegel
The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery 3rd Floor, Middle BuzzerNew York, NY 10012
Wed, 3/7/2012, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for this Special evening with Acharya Eric Spiegel as he discusses the meaning and the signifance of the Buddhist "Refuge" and "Bodhisattva" Vows. There will be brief meditation, lecture and time for Q&A.
This talk is highly recommended for folks who are considering taking the Refuge or Bodhisattva Vows with Acharya Spiegel April 7th-8th, though you don't have to be taking the vow to attend.
More information about the vow weekend is available here.
The Refuge Vow is the traditional gateway of "becoming a Buddhist". By stating one's intention clearly and publicly, in the presence of a preceptor and witnessed by the community. The Bodhisattva Vow is the further step of dedicating one's life and attainment of wisdom and compassion to be for the benefit of all the beings on this earth who suffer in myriad ways.
About the Teacher
Acharya Eric Spiegel has been teaching in Shambhala since the mid 1970s. He has worked extensively with the ill and dying, helping them to realize their wisdom in the face of impermanence, and has had a 22 year career in finance. In 2003 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed him to the teaching position of Acharya. He lives in rural upstate New York. Acharya Spiegel one of the The Interdependence Project's spiritual mentors.
Wednesday Night Open Talks are a great introduction to Buddhist teachings and an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting. Drop by and discover how the principles of meditation can be applied to everyday life while uniting with other practitioners in a receptive and welcoming environment.
Every Wednesday 7-8:30pm
No Previous Meditation Experience Required.
Bring your friends and hang out for tea afterwards!
$10 -$15 Suggested Donation
(No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)