The Real Fruits of Spring Cleaning

This inspiring story on garden maintenance illustrates how the beauty of our efforts can transcend our “results.”

Meditation In the City

Forming Buddhist Relationships – Podcast Episode No. 42

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Lodro Rinzler discusses the value of maintaining an open heart. If we remain curious, and let go of our tendency to shut down, even just a little bit, this can transform our relationships. 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. … Continue 

Meditation In the City

The Dharma of Love – Podcast Episode No. 37

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Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Susan Piver discuss a Buddhist view of relationships, and the exhilaration and the irritation of being in love. 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. Tell your friends about the podcast. Who knows? They might love … Continue 

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Meditators Make Better Lovers – Podcast Episode No. 26

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Loving relationships require a gentle touch and a willingness to be bold. In this talk, Ethan Nichtern explores how Meditation makes us all better lovers. 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. Spread the word. Be a better lover … Continue 

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The Warrior’s Armor; Fearlessness & Meditation (podcast)

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In every moment there is a choice; do we put up a barrier, shielding ourselves from pain and embarrassment? Or do we open up fully to our world?  In this episode of the Meditation In The City podcast, Acharya Eric Spiegel describes how the confidence of meditation helps us live our lives fearlessly. This talk was … Continue 

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Being Where, When? The Mechanics of Mindfulness (podcast)

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What is meditation, really? How does resting in the present moment lead to relief from confusion, self-doubt, anxiety, and the stress of modern-day life? In this episode of the Meditation In The City podcast, Joseph Mauricio discusses the mechanics of mindfulness meditation, in this talk recorded live at our Weekly Dharma Gathering. Meditation In The City is … 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 

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

“The Buddhist approach is not to use any reference points at all—none whatsover. Then we are not finding out whether we exist or not, but we are simply looking at ourselves directly, without any reference points—without even looking, we could say. That may be very demanding, but let it be so. Let us get to … Continue 

Buddhism and Relationships

By Susan Piver Buddhism has much to teach on the topic relationships, even though it may not seem that way at first. I mean what do the four noble truths (life is suffering; suffering is caused by attachment; it’s possible to stop suffering; there is an 8-fold path for doing so) have to do with … Continue