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 

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