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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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Acharya Eric Spiegel: What Does It Mean To Be a Buddhist? – Podcast 184

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The Refuge Vow is the formal vow one takes to become a Buddhist. What does this commitment entail? And what does it look like to walk this path in the 21st century? Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses what it means to be a Buddhist.

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Eric Spiegel: Essentials of the Shambhala Teachings – Podcast 165

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Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the view of the Shambhala tradition, and what it means to determine a personal view for our lives.

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Eric Spiegel: The Refuge Vow – Podcast 138

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What does it mean to officially become a Buddhist? Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the formal entry into the path, the Refuge Vow.

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Richard John: Power, Kindness, Truth – Podcast 134

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Our culture seems to reward aggression. What’s the alternative? Visiting teacher Acharya Richard John joins our Weekly Dharma Gathering for a wide ranging discussion about the Shambhala Buddhist view of power and love, and its implications for society.

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Eric Spiegel: Explorations of the Shambhala Teachings – Podcast Episode No. 119

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In these uncertain times, the podcast presents this foundational talk by our resident Acharya (senior teacher and community leader) Eric Spiegel about the essential teachings of the Shambhala tradition.

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Daniel Hessey: Mindfulness – Kindness or Claustrophobia? – Podcast 115

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We often have subtle habits – deeply engrained – of anxiety and self-aggression, experienced as resistance and claustrophobia both on and off the cushion. How can applying kindness to mindfulness practice have a profound impact on our meditation… and our life?

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Developing a Mind of Kindness – Podcast Episode No. 74

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It is missing the point if we adopt the outer appearance of being polite and kind but still maintain our inner irritability… In this podcast senior Shambhala teacher Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the six paramitas: Generosity, Discipline, Exertion, Patience, Meditation and Wisdom; the six elements the Buddha taught as the basis of compassionate activity. Meditation … Continue 

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The Joy of Exertion – Podcast Episode No. 24

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In this episode of the Meditation In The City podcast, senior teacher Acharya Eve Rosenthal discusses cultivating the qualities we’d like to have in our lives on the meditation cushion during a talk recorded live at our Weekly Tuesday Night Dharma Gathering. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. Subscribe … Continue 

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The Warrior’s Armor; Fearlessness & Meditation (podcast)

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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 of the Meditation In The City podcast, Acharya Eric Spiegel describes how the confidence of meditation helps us live our lives fearlessly. This talk was … Continue