Meditation In the City

Developing a Mind of Kindness – Podcast Episode No. 74

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It is missing the point if we adopt the outer appearance of being polite and kind but still maintain our inner irritability… In this podcast senior Shambhala teacher Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the six paramitas: Generosity, Discipline, Exertion, Patience, Meditation and Wisdom; the six elements the Buddha taught as the basis of compassionate activity. Meditation … Continue 

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 

Spiritual Slacker

The Spiritual F$%k Up (Podcast)

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Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. Help spread the word and share with your friends! In this episode, senior teacher Ethan Nichtern discusses “The Spiritual F$%k Up” we think is within all of us, at this talk recorded live at our Weekly Dharma Gathering. Ethan Nichtern … Continue 

Compassion is Something You TRAIN in

I wanted to share a fairly simple observation from teaching this week, related to the meditation practices that focus on the development of compassion, such as metta and tonglen. It’s interesting that if we see a great athlete or yogi, or just someone in prime physical condition, we have a tendency to think that this person has gone through an … Continue