Meditation In the City Podcast

Ethan Nichtern: How Can Buddhists Deal With Wealth? – Podcast 148

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What does the Dharma have to teach us about money? Value? Self-worth? Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses the implications of wealth and generosity on an individual and societal level.

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Right Livelihood – Podcast Episode No. 32

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Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses right livelihood in the 21st Century. What is our intention? And how can that intention be the key to our happiness?  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 Share the wealth! Tell your friends about … Continue 

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Determining Who You Want To Be When You Grow Up – Podcast Episode No. 28

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How can we bring our core intention – the idea of who we want to be – into the work that we want to do when we “grow up”? 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. … Continue 

Acknowledging or Denying Fear: Mindfulness In Business

During one of my lectures on “Mindfulness meditation and business leadership”, I asked a roomful of business leaders two simple questions. “Making a living can be pretty tough and the challenges can often appear intimidating.  Many of our jobs and businesses are at risk. We have children to care for; mortgages to pay; and college … Continue 

work, sex, money and buddhism

Work, Money and the Rest of It

Recently, I’ve been studying the book WORK, SEX, MONEY by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. Spirituality, compassion and panoramic awareness with regard to the kitchen sink, the wallet and the bedroom. How does the animal self relate to the spirit? What happens when the angel within us, comes to ground?  How can we hold the highest view … Continue 

Material Luxury

Material Luxury & Deep Suffering (Podcast)

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“Meditation In The City” is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, senior teacher Sangyum Agness Au explores life “at the crossroads of material luxury and deep suffering”. Agness Au is a Sangyum, a lifelong personal representative of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She is a senior Shambhala Training and Warrior … Continue 

Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck

In the Fall of 1970, I was attending Berklee College of Music in Boston when out of curiosity I attended a workshop led by Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche at the yoga studio I frequented. The workshop was called “Work, Sex and Money”, and Rinpoche spoke extensively about integrating spirituality with everyday life. … Continue