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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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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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Timothy Quigley: Indestructible Dharma and the Nonlinear Path – Podcast 210

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Timothy Quigley discusses the profound depth of the meditation tradition. In this age of greater speed, anxiety and sense of overwhelm, what does is needed to touch this greater depth?

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Robert Chender: Difficult Emotions – Podcast 203

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How do we function when we’re caught up in anger or fear, or we just freeze? The “lizard brain” takes over, and it seems like threats are everywhere. Robert Chender discusses how meditation helps us encounter our difficult emotions.

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Natalie Baker: Mindfulness With Smartphones – Podcast 193

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We’re addicted to our phones. Can mindfulness help? Natalie Baker discusses why we relate to our phones as a lifeline, and how meditation can help us keep things in perspective. 

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Kevin Bogle: What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do – Podcast 191

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You’re stuck. You’ve hit a wall. The usual strategies aren’t working. How can meditation help you know what to do when you don’t know what to do?

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Elizabeth Reid: Finding Equanimity – Podcast 187

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We hope things will go our way. We fear they won’t. How does meditation help us cultivate a sense of equanimity? Is such a quality even reasonable? Shastri Elizabeth Reid discusses the power of equanimity.

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Maho Kawachi: Solid Ground – Podcast 180

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It happens. Suddenly, something (or someone) we always assumed would be there is gone. We lose our footing, and the ground beneath us no longer seems as solid. How can meditation help us dance with this uncertainty?

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Joseph Mauricio: Finding Light in the Darkness – Podcast 174

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Late fall and winter can seem like a time of danger and depression: long nights, loneliness, depression. Yet this time of year, like all transitional times, can be a gateway to great discovery. Bardos, as they are called in classical Tibetan Buddhism, are transitory phases that require us to learn the art of letting go. What does it mean to allow life’s changes to change us?