John Ankele: What Am I Doing Wrong? – Podcast 249

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In this episode, we discuss how we often approach meditation motivated by this question. Seduced by the promise of bliss, we can miss the point. This talk was recorded in 2015. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Email us at [email protected] Remember to tell all your friends about … Continue 

Susan Piver: Spiritually Blue: The Dharma of Depression – Podcast 248

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In this episode, we explore the intersection where sadness and depression meet, and how meditation practice helps us land on the side where meaning, love, creativity, and compassion live. This talk was recorded in 2014. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Email us at [email protected] Remember to tell … Continue 

Laura Simms: In Love with the World – Podcast 247

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The crushing issues of our times — violence and bias, climate change, and variants of the COVID-19 virus — can either drown us in anxiety, rage or helplessness, or become the path of liberation itself. Meditation practice is a means of releasing us from illusion and fixation in order to succor our natural resources of … Continue 

Eve Rosenthal: Cheering Up in Challenging Times – Podcast 246

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As the Buddha taught in the first Noble Truth, suffering exists. Painful situations arise in all of our lives, and sometimes the challenges of life can become so overwhelming that we begin to feel stuck. In particularly difficult times, such as now, we can spiral into depression or lash out at ourselves and others in … Continue 

Jane Stevens: Brave and Vulnerable – Podcast 245

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In this episode, we discuss the role meditation plays in helping us rest with who we are…by leaning into it with bravery and vulnerability. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Email us at [email protected] Remember to tell all your friends about the podcast and follow/subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, … Continue 

Irene Woodard: The Ever Changing Story of Change – Podcast 244

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In this episode, we discuss how mediation practice helps us to be right there, on the spot, in the midst of constant turbulence. What would it mean to go with the flow – to address the momentary changes of our lives as they emerge in real time? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation … Continue 

Eric Spiegel: Space and Discipline – Podcast 243

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In this episode, we discuss how there is more to meditation than meditation. As the mind becomes pliable, there’s more playfulness. How can we learn to join that with a sense of discipline? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Email us at [email protected] Remember to tell all your friends … Continue 

Marcia Shibata: Kado: The Path of Flowers – Podcast 242

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Japanese flower arranging, also called Kado or Ikebana, can be practiced as a contemplative art. Like meditation, Kado teaches us to really look at and work with what is before us. In this episode, we will learn about creating flower arrangements and experiencing Kado as a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and perception. … Continue 

Bill Auerbach: Intimate with One Another: A Buddhist View of Love – Podcast 241

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In this episode, we learn to form deeper connections and vulnerable relationships with one another through Buddhist teachings of intimacy, equanimity, and compassion. We begin this episode with a guided loving-kindness meditation. This talk was recorded in April 2020. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Email us … Continue 

Laura Simms: The Possibilities of Compassion – Podcast 240

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In this episode, we learn to describe meditation as a way of making friends with ourselves. Through consistent practice, a natural compassion dawns, for ourselves and for others. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Email us at [email protected] Remember to tell all your friends about the podcast and follow/subscribe … Continue