True Listening

The receptive state of listening is a kind of auditory meditation, says Sakyong Mipham. It is an important way to gain wisdom and insight. But it’s not always easy.

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The Truth of Happiness

As opposed to the temporary fling we have with happiness, joy is a deeper, more stable experience. Joy is not devoid of pain. Joy actually describes a space so vast, it encompasses pain.

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Shanté Smalls: Why Meditate? – Podcast 111

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That age old question: Why meditate? How can meditation help us with “real” problems? Will my life change if I meditate?

We Already Have Everything We Need

Meditation is not another way to beat ourselves up, but a reminder that every moment we’re in is unique, precious, and completely fresh. Enjoy this inspiring manifesto on the true purpose of meditation from renown Shambhala teacher Ani Pema Chödrön.

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A Buddhist Psychoanalyst Puts Our Divided Country on the Couch

Buddhist Psychoanalyst Robert Langan traces the current climate of demonization back to the Buddhist teachings on the three poisons: greed, aversion, and ignorance.

Meditation: Finding Contentment in Everyday Life

While discernment and gentleness are important, the heart of meditation practice is learning to be content with what is going on right now.

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Establishing a Sustainable Meditation Practice – Podcast Episode No. 64

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Susan Piver, bestselling author and Shambhala meditation teacher, offers suggestions and leads a discussion around making meditation practice more sustainable. 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. Establish sustainable friendships by telling them all about the podcast! Susan Piver is … Continue 

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How to Stop Being a Jerk – Podcast Episode No. 63

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Lodro Rinzler discusses Karma, and how understanding this concept helps us to be mindful of improving our good qualities. Also look out for Lodro’s forthcoming book with Hay House, co-authored by Meggan Watterson. 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. Don’t be … Continue 

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Brave and Vulnerable – Podcast Episode No. 57

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Jane Stevens discusses how the mind churns. What are we running from, and how does meditation allow us to rest? The more we meditate the more brave and vulnerable we are to our experience. 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 … Continue 

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Engaged Buddhism – Podcast Episode No. 35

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Lodro Rinzler discusses “Engaged Buddhism”. What does it mean to be truly engaged? To join meditation practice with the aspiration for a better world? 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 Engage your friends by telling them about the podcast! Lodro … Continue