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 

Laura Simms: The Great Remembering – Podcast 219

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Compassion is our natural state of mind. When unobstructed by fixed ideas or emotions, we remember that we are of the earth. Mindfulness Awareness is the path that reveals and empowers our actions in the world for the benefit of all sentient beings. Through the exploration of part of a story in this episode, an … Continue 

Shastri Gayle Van Gils: The Egolessness of Confidence – Podcast 218

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The difficulty most of us have with personal confidence is that we never feel like we have enough. We measure it via comparisons to others, amount of our credentials and feedback from others. These relative reference points are woven into our upbringing, education and culture, yet the dharma suggests a totally radical approach to confidence. … Continue 

Acharya Eric Spiegel: Entering with Faith and Vision – Podcast 217

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If we are ever going to make changes, stabilize our own lives, and help others out of the chaos of the recent past, we will need strong tools with which to build our future. It can be difficult to remain grounded in times of such uncertainty and hostility. Meditation can help reconnect us to our … 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.

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Acharya Eric Spiegel: What The Buddha Taught: Taking Refuge – Podcast 213

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Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses what it means to be a Buddhist. What are the essential teachings of The Buddha, how does one formalize a commitment to the Buddhist path, and what does it mean to raise a family, own a business, live a modern existence as a Buddhist?

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David Perrin: Every Beginning is an End; Every End is a Beginning – Podcast 212

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David Perrin discusses the Buddhist teaching of impermanence. We spend so much time figuring out what will happen next; what happens when we train ourselves to simply rest in the present moment in meditation?

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Natalie Baker: If I Don’t Have a Self, Who Am I? – Podcast 211

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Natalie Baker discusses the Buddhist concepts of ego and egolessness. If there is no “ego”, no “self”, no “me”, then who am I?