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David Perrin: Difficult Times – Podcast 164

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In a talk recorded the day after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, David Perrin speaks to the emotional turmoil – or even numbness – we may experience in the wake of such events. What is the answer? What can meditation and the Shambhala teachings offer in response to great tragedy and upheaval?

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Ethan Nichtern: Using Your Story to Wake Up – Podcast 163

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We all have a story. These stories can either trap us, or they can be liberating. While discussing his latest book, The Dharma of the Princess Bride, Shastri Ethan Nichtern describes how our stories can be the setting for our own awakening.

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Joseph Mauricio: Meditation in Real Life – Podcast 162

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We often have pre-conceived ideas about meditation. These assumptions can become a trap. Joseph Mauricio emphasizes the importance of accepting our real life, individual experience of meditation. What if – on and off the cushion – we could simply be who we are?

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Natalie Baker: Making Friends With Loss – Podcast 161

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We all experience loss: a cherished possession; the end of a relationship; the death of a loved one… How does the path of meditation help us make friends with loss?

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Kevin Bogle: Strong Emotions – Podcast 160

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In response to strong emotions we may be tempted to act out or to repress. But what if there was a third option? Kevin Bogle discusses how meditation helps us stay grounded.

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Daniel Hessey: Meditation and Society – Podcast 159

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Meditation practice helps us tune into our society – the extraordinary symphony of cooperation between us and those around us – and equips us to meet this world with bravery. Acharya Daniel Hessey discusses meditation as a social act.

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John Sennhauser: What Is Shambhala? – Podcast 158

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John Sennhauser offers an overview of the origins of Shambhala Buddhism, its founder, Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, and what distinguishes this tradition from other meditation and Buddhist traditions.

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Natalie Baker: Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster – Podcast 157

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We spend so much time trying to avoid feeling bad. Sometimes even feeling good is difficult to accept. How do we get off this emotional roller coaster?

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Elizabeth Reid: Coming to our Senses – Podcast 156

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Shasti Elizabeth Reid discusses the importance of trusting our senses. What does it mean to experience the sense perceptions as sacred?

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Shanté Smalls: Coping With Loss – Podcast 155

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We often experience loss and disappointment, from everyday disappointments to the most profound losses. Meditation helps us let go of our defensive patterns to remain curious about our present experience, no matter how painful.

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