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 

Meditation In the City Podcast

Experiencing Heartbreak – Podcast Episode No 21

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If the things that come with heartbreak are that your world view is destroyed, your ideas about the future are decimated and your concept of who you are has dissolved, from a certain standpoint, this can be considered very fortunate… In this podcast episode, best selling author and Shambhala teacher Susan Piver eloquently discusses the … 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