Dan Cayer: Kindness As Insight – Podcast 226

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Working with the body through meditation doesn’t have to mean only observing. Sometimes, especially if there is pain or discomfort, just “noticing” can end up being a continuation of our habitual practice of judging and withholding compassion. In this episode, we will explore how we can practice embodiment and extend kindness to ourselves, especially during … Continue 

Rick Redondo: Finding Our Heart – Podcast 225

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In this episode, we will explore sensations of disheartenment through the Buddhist teachings of Bodhicitta, or awakening heart. We learn to free ourselves of our own suffering by removing the fixation on ourselves, and through loving kindness aspiration. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Email us at [email protected]Continue 

Shastri Elizabeth Reid: Discovering the Power of Mindful Speech – Podcast 224

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In this episode, we will explore the 6 Points of Mindful Speech, first introduced by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. As speaking is essential to communication, the way in which we speak can make all the difference. These six guidelines can be a tool to illuminate our habits, and invite us to fully engage body, speech and … Continue 

Vegan Aharonian: Running Behind the Train of Happiness – Podcast 223

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Happiness is something many of us spend our lives chasing.  The subconscious mind often says: “My real life will begin once this happens …” or “For now I am just preparing, I just need to get through this and then I’ll be happy…”. How do we finally catch the train? Meditation In The City is the … Continue 

Eve Rosenthal: Genuineness – Overcoming Our Personal Fake News – Podcast 222

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Genuineness is being able to experience and express the truth of reality without getting caught in “fake news” arising from habitual storylines about ourselves and others. Meditation is training in genuineness — learning to simply and gently be with our body, senses and thoughts without manipulation, moment to moment. The power of practicing in this … Continue 

Acharya Eric Spiegel: Cultivating Compassion in the Time of COVID – Podcast 221

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The pandemic created so many different types of suffering and uncertainty, and it is difficult to hold all of them in our mind while also trying to maintain our own balance, health and safety. In this episode, we will explore and practice awareness and compassion. How do we continue to take care of ourselves as … Continue 

Anjie Cho: Mindfulness of Spaces – Podcast 220

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Buddhism teaches that we are interconnected and interdependent. This includes the spaces and environments that we live in and engage with everyday. Many of us spent more time at home in the past year than what we are accustomed to. What did that feel like? Did you cultivate a new relationship with your spaces?  How … Continue 

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Acharya Eric Spiegel: Transitions – Podcast 216

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On the occasion of the final Weekly Dharma Gathering before the New York Shambhala Center moves out of its longtime space, Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the Buddhist teachings on transition and change. How does meditation help us during these challenging moments?

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Laura Simms: Courage – Podcast 215

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Laura Simms discusses the nature of courage. How can meditation practitioners be courageous in these increasingly turbulent times?

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Lama Rod Owens: The Dharma of Keeping It Real – Podcast 214

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In the context of sexual misconduct in the Shambhala community, Lama Rod hosts a wide-ranging discussion about self-care, justice, trauma, race and white supremacy, and how our practice supports keeping it real.