Egoless, Queer, and Confident: a special LGBTQ evening (Eagle Rock)

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

May 29th (2018)

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  • $20.00 Program Price
  • $35.00 Patron Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room- 963 Colorado Blvd, 90041
Join us for a special LGBTQ evening taught by a queer senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, Acharya Eric Spiegel.  During the evening we will create a space to deepen and explore questions that arise in our community:  How do I see myself? How does society see me?  What is “egoless” and how can I relate with that from a place of confidence and peace.
Acharya Eric Spiegel has been teaching in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition for over 30 years. In addition to a 22 year career on Wall Street, Eric is known for his work with people with HIV and other serious illnesses. He is interested in exploring the nature of mind and meditation as not separate from the hard complexities of "real life" -- work, relationships, health, aging. Eric spent several years as treasurer of the Stonewall Community Foundation and has recently taken a more active role teaching dharma in the gay community through the groups Queer Dharma and Diamond Metta.

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

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