Aric got his start by going through extensive education regarding the Buddhist Path. After a while he decided not to continue going the completely scholastic/scholarly route, and instead decided that his gifts would be more suited working with people directly to promote their wellness, healing and spiritual techniques. He completed his B.A. and M.A. in Buddhist Studies, during which he did a year and a half long Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training program. During his main B.A. He also completed an additional B.A. in Yoga Studies (focusing on the Hatha Yoga and Tantric Meditations such as those found in the Sri Vijnana Bhaivara Tantra, and the school of Sleep and Dream Yoga Yoga Nidra). He has studied and practiced many energy work modalities including Reiki, Polarity Therapy, and others. Aric is currently a student at the Shang Shung School of Tibetan Medicine, as well as studying with many Buddhist Master Healers. Aric’s main work and current study is acting as a project manager, editor and translator of 27 volumes of Tibetan Medicine Texts called the Four Tantras of Tibetan Medicine (rgyud bzhi), which are being turned into Western Textbooks.
A Symbol of Healing
In the Buddhist tradition, they speak of the Medicine Buddha, who is an archetype of the most adept healer. He is depicted holding a healing plant extending upwards, and also holds a vase which is filled with an ambrosia like panacea, a nectar which cures all disease and ailments. Often depicted out coming out of the vase is the Arura fruit (aka terminalia chebula, or chebulic myrobalan fruit). In Tibetan Medicine, this fruit and plant is recognized for its vast healing potential and is regarded as the “King of Medicines” based on its versatility. Ultimately it represents the quality of mind and heart which has the capacity to self heal in any way, through recognizing a deeper connection to our real nature.