Meditation In the City

Natalie Baker: If I Don’t Have a Self, Who Am I? – Podcast 211

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Natalie Baker discusses the Buddhist concepts of ego and egolessness. If there is no “ego”, no “self”, no “me”, then who am I?

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Ethan Nichtern: Why Lineage Matters – Podcast 209

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What’s the point of lineage? And does commitment to a lineage mean giving up our authentic selves? Ethan Nichtern talks about why lineage matters.

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Shanté Smalls: The Cradle of Loving-Kindness – Podcast 206

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At times there is a palpable sense of fear in the world. When this is our experience, Shambhala’s root instruction is to place our fearful mind into “the cradle of loving-kindness”. What does this actually look like? 

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Natalie Baker: We Can Clean Up Our Messes – Podcast 202

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In the midst of great turmoil, the Shambhala teachings encourage us that all is not lost. Our fundamental nature is not problematic. We can clean up our messes.

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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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David Perrin: A Shambhala Cosmology of Mindfulness – Podcast 190

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Why am I here? How did I come to be? Beyond the surface considerations popularized by the modern mindfulness movement, what if meditation helps us reckon with a more cosmic understanding of our existence? David Perrin goes big, discussing this grander vision.

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Rick Redondo: Vulnerability is the New Punk Rock – Podcast 189

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Why are some emotions difficult to feel? What gets in the way of simply feeling our feelings, and sharing this kind of openness with others? Rick Redondo posits a radical way of living: vulnerability.

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Laura Simms: Play of the Mind – Podcast 186

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What does it mean to live one’s life as a work of art? Can a life grounded in meditation inspire others to sanity? Laura Simms talks about the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.

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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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David Perrin: Everyone Does It Differently, Together – Podcast 181

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When sharing this path of awakening and meditation, everyone does it differently… but we all do it together. David Perrin discusses how meditation leads to greater trust, appreciation, and compassion for others.