Eric Kolvig
Photo of Eric

When you practice the holy Dharma,
slowly the clouds of sorrow
will drift away,
and the bright sun of wisdom
and great joy
will be shining
in the clear sky of your mind1

Eric Kolvig has been teaching Vipassana since 1985 and leads meditation retreats all over the US. In past years, Eric served as the resident teacher for the Vipassana communities in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Eric joins us in Albuquerque for a residential retreat nearly every year.

Eric studied and practiced for years under the mentorship of prominent teachers at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and he has also trained in the Zen tradition. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Yale University and has edited a number of books on Buddhist topics. Acting from an inclusive understanding of the path to liberation, Eric works for wholesome change in our community through compassionate action in the world.

Some Eric Links

1 The quote, by Kalu Rinpoche, is one of Eric's favorites. He submitted it for this web page at our request. It was probably spoken by Kalu Rinpoche in prose; Eric adapted it to verse.