A 7-Point Practice Plan for the Engaged Meditator

It is my view that the practice of mindfulness meditation cannot fully occur without directly engaging in society. Here is a 7-point practice plan for staying healthy, mindful, and engaged in the coming year.

Live Life Extraordinary

What Does It Mean to Be Extraordinary?

The Shambhala Teachings suggest that while there is sadness in accepting the realities of our world, there is also peace and beauty.

Waking Up

Waking Up Mindfully

The morning can be a very disorienting time. We asked mindful teachers and friends how they wake up to their world. Here are our favorite responses.

Meditation In the City Podcast

When Things Fall Apart – Podcast Episode No. 75

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Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses a different mentality about things falling apart; what if instead of approaching endings with anxiety and hesitation, we saw them as opportunities to experience brightness, lucidity and freedom? As things fall apart, new possibilities arise. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. While … Continue 

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Fear is Your Best Frenemy – Podcast Episode No. 53

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Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses mindfulness as a way to make friends with our fear. What is it like to put our fearful assumptions to the test in the present moment? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Don’t be … Continue 

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Cheering Up In Challenging Times – Podcast Episode No. 51

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Acharya Eve Rosenthal talks about feeling stuck, in this episode of the podcast. How do escape the downward spiral, when personal challenges or societal challenges seem to overwhelm us? How do we find a larger perspective? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen … Continue 

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Dreaming: A Substitute Life – Podcast Episode No. 47

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John Ankele discusses how much energy we put into wishing our lives were different. The more we meditate, the more we realize how much we live a substitute life. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. What a great dream … Continue 

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Spiritually Blue: The Dharma of Depression – Podcast Episode No. 46

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Susan Piver explores the intersection where sadness and depression meet, and how meditation practice helps us land on the side where meaning, love, creativity, and compassion live. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Feeling blue? Share the podcast with your … Continue 

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The Evil Guy Inside Your Head – Podcast Episode No. 39

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John Ankele discusses doing battle with the critical voice in our heads. What happens when we remain open and responsive in the face of self-criticism? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. That voice in your head urging you to share … Continue 

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Shame – Podcast Episode No. 38

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Sangyum Agness Au poses the provocative question: Is there room for shame in an Enlightened Society? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. And hey! There’s no shame in telling your friends about the podcast. Agness Au is a Sangyum, a … Continue