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 

Vegan Aharonian: The Rocky Road to Enlightened Society – Podcast 239

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We all come with a set of fears, expectations, and habitual behaviors on top of our basic goodness. In this episode, we discuss the concept of an enlightened society and the many challenges, practical realities, and obstacles that come along with achieving this, and how we can work towards this in our own lives.  Meditation … Continue 

Natalie Baker: Ego – Podcast 238

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In this episode, we discuss the Buddhist understanding of ego: what it is, how it develops, and why this ego is fundamentally workable. This podcast is a re-release of a talk from 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 … Continue 

Marcia Shibata: Natural Law: Beyond Hope and Fear – Podcast 237

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In this episode, we discuss the power of natural law and how it influences us through the natural flow of our everyday lives. 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, and SoundCloud! Marcia … Continue 

Filomena Leonardi: Meeting the New Normal with Equanimity – Podcast 236

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The Dharma tells us that impermanence is a constant. The practical approach from the teachings in working with uncertainty could be to make impermanence the ‘new normal’ instead of looking for certainty. In this episode, we learn ways to deal with this uncertainty and begin to attain peace and equanimity. Meditation In The City is the … Continue 

Robert Chender: Stress – Podcast 235

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In this episode, we discuss stress, suffering, and the power of letting go into the present moment. If you enjoy this episode, consider registering for Robert’s upcoming Fearlessness In Everyday Life course beginning on September 9th, 2021. You can register in advance by clicking here.  Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New … Continue 

Eric Spiegel: The Warrior’s Armor – Podcast 234

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In every moment there is a choice; do we put up a barrier, shielding ourselves from pain and embarrassment? Or do we open up fully to our world?  In this episode, Eric Spiegel describes how the confidence of meditation helps us live our lives fearlessly. This podcast episode is a re-release from 2013. Meditation In … Continue 

Shastri Elizabeth Reid: The Wisdom of Letting Go – Podcast 233

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In this episode, we learn to integrate our mind and body through finding balance in gentleness and fearlessness to discover an innate wisdom within ourselves. 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 … Continue