The Importance of Sadness

Sadness isn’t necessarily something to be avoided. In fact, Susan Piver says despair can be the consequence of fighting it. Compassion is what happens when you don’t.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in New York CIty

Keep It Simple

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the spiritual head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. In this new book, The Shambhala Principle, he discusses his relationship with his father and teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. When I became overwhelmed, I would ask my father what to do. He said, “Keep it simple.” This was one of the most powerful spiritual transmissions … Continue 

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Unbiased Heart: Working in the World (podcast)

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In this episode of the Meditation In The City podcast, Laura Simms discusses what it means to be in the world with an unbiased heart, at a talk recorded live at our Weekly Dharma Gathering. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. Open your heart and help spread the … Continue