Meditation, Creativity & Fearlessness (podcast)

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Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s brand-new, very own podcast. Help spread the word and share with your friends! In this episode, bestselling author and Shambhala Buddhist teacher Susan Piver discusses the intersection of meditation, creativity, and fearlessness. This talk was recorded live at our Weekly Dharma Gathering. Susan … Continue 

Material Luxury

Material Luxury & Deep Suffering (Podcast)

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“Meditation In The City” is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, senior teacher Sangyum Agness Au explores life “at the crossroads of material luxury and deep suffering”. Agness Au is a Sangyum, a lifelong personal representative of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She is a senior Shambhala Training and Warrior … Continue 

Working With Depression

Working With Depression (Podcast)

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In this episode, senior teacher Joseph Mauricio discusses meditation & depression – what it means to be “Wrapped in the fabric of spacetime”, at this talk recorded live at our Weekly Dharma Gathering. Joseph Mauricio, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition, is a student of Meditation Master Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. He is a … Continue 

Critical Thought and Shopping

Critical Thought and Shopping

It is not ‘Big Business’ with its CEOs, Walmart, outsourcing, or misguided policies that shall ultimately destroy the world, these are all just symptoms of our fear and the ignorance that comes from it. Indeed, all of our ‘demons’ are born from these two, and continue to be maintained by them. Bertrand Russell wrote, “It … Continue 

What Is Enlightenment? (Podcast)

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Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s brand-new, very own podcast. Help spread the word and share with your friends! In this episode, senior teacher Ethan Nichtern poses the question: “What Is Enlightenment?”, at this talk recorded live at our Weekly Dharma Gathering. Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri, a senior … Continue 

On Boredom

Eventually, all meditators run into the same problem: boredom. Boredom usually arises in one of two ways—as a constant sense of sleepiness or as a kind of free floating anxiety and agitation. Yes, agitation. I would like to tell you right now that you do not have ADD. If I had a dollar for everyone … Continue 

A Meditation for the Fall

I always consider the Fall to be a more pragmatic and realistic New Year’s occasion than whatever happens in January. In fact, many people who question our Gregorian calendar point to the fact that New Year’s in January simply makes no sense considering the rhythm of the seasons or the way our cultural and economic … Continue 

Meditation… in Everyday Life?

I always hated horror movies as a kid. Meditation courses nyc I remember running out of the room screaming whenever a commercial for the latest Nightmare On Elm Street sequel would come on the TV. Those commercials were not just a surprise; they were a betrayal – a cruel joke. You’re watching an image of … Continue