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Meditation in the City Podcast

Meditation in the City Podcast

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Meditation? No way. It's boring. And strange. And my mind is way too distracted and crazy. "Meditation in the City" helps dispel the myths about meditation, with down-to-earth, real life teachings that show us the benefits of meditation in our everyday life.


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Ethan Nichtern: Right Speech in the Era of Very Very Wrong Speech – Podcast 140

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Apr 23, 2017


Conscious communication is a foundational practice in Buddhism. Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses the implication of "right speech" vs. "wrong speech" for our modern environment.

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David Perrin: Kindred Spirits – Podcast 139

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Apr 16, 2017


David Perrin discusses kindness as a spiritual practice, particularly in close relationships. What does it mean to relate well with our fellow kindred spirits?

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Eric Spiegel: The Refuge Vow – Podcast 138

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Apr 09, 2017


What does it mean to officially become a Buddhist? Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the formal entry into the path, the Refuge Vow.

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Vegan Aharonian: Social Action in the Spirit of Enlightened Society – Podcast 137

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Apr 02, 2017


Are you addicted to the news? Constantly checking political updates on Twitter? Do you shake your fist multiple times per day? Vegan Aharonian discusses what it means to relate with family, friends and the world at large - even in an age of great social and political divisiveness - from the point of view of a core teaching of Shambhala Buddhism: Enlightened Society.

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Joseph Mauricio: A Beginner’s Guide to Enlightenment – Podcast No. 136

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Mar 26, 2017


Joseph Mauricio discusses the elephant in the room: enlightenment.

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David Perrin: Doing Vs. Being – Podcast 135

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Mar 19, 2017


How much should our lives be about "doing" vs "being"? How does the practice of being affect what we do?

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Richard John: Power, Kindness, Truth – Podcast 134

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Mar 12, 2017


Our culture seems to reward aggression. What's the alternative? Visiting teacher Acharya Richard John joins our Weekly Dharma Gathering for a wide ranging discussion about the Shambhala Buddhist view of power and love, and its implications for society.

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Jane Stevens: Meditation – Podcast 133

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Mar 05, 2017


Let's talk about Meditation. It's what we do, right? Jane Stevens offers advice, while discussing the common features and challenges of meditation... and horses.

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Ethan Nichtern & Miles Neale: Meditation, Activism, and Spiritual Bypassing – Podcast 132

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Feb 26, 2017


Meditation practice promises to increase resilience and deepen compassion in order to address challenges. But what prevents us from actualizing this potential? Is meditation really enough to change the world?

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Ethan Nichtern: A Guided Meditation

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Fri, Feb 24, 2017


Shastri Ethan Nichtern offers a guided meditation for our personal, interpersonal, and societal practice.

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Elizabeth Reid: Basic Goodness, Noun or Verb? – Podcast 131

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Feb 19, 2017


Many meditation teachers speak of "Basic Goodness". But what is it, really? Shastri Elizabeth Reid discusses what it means to make a relationship with Basic Goodness.

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David Perrin: Where the Wild Things Are – Podcast 130

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Feb 12, 2017


How do we deal with strong feelings on the meditation cushion? And in life? David Perrin discusses emotions as neurosis, and as wisdom. Is it possible to go where the wild things are?

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Natalie Baker: Fearlessness and Gentleness, The Warrior’s Weapons – Podcast 129

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Feb 05, 2017


We all experience fear. How does the gentleness cultivated in meditation practice help us work with this experience? Is true fearlessness possible?

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Lodro Rinzler: Everything’s Messed Up; Everything’s OK – Podcast 128

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Jan 29, 2017


Everything's messed up... Is everything OK? Lodro Rinzler discusses meditation as a way of developing trust and confidence in our innate goodness, which allows us to show up for others in a meaningful way.

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Joseph Mauricio: Waking With Depression – Podcast 127

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Jan 22, 2017


Sometimes we get depressed. Heartbroken. How can meditation help us when we're down? Is waking with depression possible?

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David Nichtern: The Power of Stillness – Podcast 126

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Jan 08, 2017


Sometimes we're running fast, in an effort to run away from ourselves. But we can be still. By simply giving ourselves space and time to work with our mind, natural intelligence and peace can arise.

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David Perrin: Loving Kindness – Podcast 125

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Dec 25, 2016


How can kindness find a footing in times of uncertainty, competition, speed, and aggression? We might be afraid of losing our edge; is loving-kindness practical?

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Joseph Mauricio: Discovering Abundance, Appreciation and Gratitude – Podcast 124

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Dec 18, 2016


Is there such a thing as inner wealth, a true abundance of spirit deeper and more reliable than material wealth?

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Natalie Baker: Meditation Without Credentials – Podcast 123

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Mon, Dec 12, 2016


We measure ourselves and each other by a personal set of credentials: our professional accomplishments, the school we went to, our social circle, where we live. This also applies to the spiritual path. What is this running narrative about ourselves meant to prove?

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Shant? Smalls: What Next? Meditation for After the World Ends – Podcast 122

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Dec 04, 2016


Sometimes things don't go our way. What do we do? How can we stay in the present moment even when it's uncomfortable, without being seduced by hope and fear, constantly asking "What next?"

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Ethan Nichtern: Becoming The Grown-Up in the Room – Podcast 121

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Nov 27, 2016


Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses the greater awareness and emotional maturity that results from having a regular meditation practice.

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David Perrin: Hearing Enlightenment – Podcast 120

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Nov 20, 2016


Enlightenment is often an esoteric, elusive concept. But in the Shambhala meditation tradition, enlightenment can be a direct, visceral experience. What is the relationship between enlightenment and the senses?

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Eric Spiegel: Explorations of the Shambhala Teachings – Podcast Episode No. 119

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Nov 13, 2016


In these uncertain times, the podcast presents this foundational talk by our resident Acharya (senior teacher and community leader) Eric Spiegel about the essential teachings of the Shambhala tradition.

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Joseph Mauricio: Daring to be Real – Podcast 118

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Nov 06, 2016


Modern life is so complex. We become easily disconnected from our basic truth, dignity and strength. Reconnecting takes great courage. But daring to be real allows a clean access to life, and the ability to trust the accuracy of our experience.

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Ethan Nichtern & Eric Schneiderman: Season of Insanity – Showing Up in Chaos – Podcast 117

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Oct 30, 2016


Shastri Ethan Nichtern and special guest, NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, lead a discussion about the intersection of meditation, politics, and activism. How can the compassion cultivated on the meditation cushion help us to transform ourselves, our relationships, and our world?

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Elizabeth Reid: Turning Toward What’s Close At Hand – Podcast 116

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Tue, Oct 25, 2016


Mindfulness meditation helps us see and accept ourselves as we are. Through synchronicity of body and mind, we can experience total ease with ourselves, and a mind that is stable, strong and clear.

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Daniel Hessey: Mindfulness – Kindness or Claustrophobia? – Podcast 115

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Oct 16, 2016


We often have subtle habits - deeply engrained - of anxiety and self-aggression, experienced as resistance and claustrophobia both on and off the cushion. How can applying kindness to mindfulness practice have a profound impact on our meditation... and our life?

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Vegan Aharonian: Riding the Waves of Uncertainty – Podcast 114

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Oct 09, 2016


Life is fundamentally unpredictable. Unexpected changes can be a major source of anxiety, stress, fear, frustration and suffering. How can we learn to perceive uncertainty with a confident and open mind?

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David Perrin: Unconditional Confidence – Podcast 113

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Oct 02, 2016


“Unconditional confidence" is both a place to start and a place to arrive. Conventionally we find ourselves looking for external confirmation as a source of confidence. But what if we didn’t need anybody or anything else to confirm this confidence?

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Ethan Nichtern & Sharon Salzberg: Real Love – Bringing the Path to Your Relationships – Podcast 112

Author: Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
Sun, Sep 25, 2016


How do we navigate the complexities of our own needs and desires with the needs of others? Can we really love someone we don’t agree with? What skills do we have to face the inevitable disappointments in relationship?

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