Turn Your Thinking Upside Down

Pema Chödrön shows us how, through meditation, the best thing we can do for ourselves—and for the planet—is to turn our whole way of thinking upside down.

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.

Dont Let Life Harden Your Heart

A Meditation on Bodhichitta: The Excellence of Awakened Heart

When we let the circumstances of life harden us, we become increasingly resentful and afraid. With meditation, we can let life soften us and make us kinder and more open.

Pema Chodrom Shambhala NYC

Is Contentment the Secret to Happiness?

In a recent interview, Pema Chödrön was asked, “What is happiness?” Her response is the inspiration we need to return to the moment.

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 

Living Meditation

Living Meditation

Humans are fundamentally good, caring and wise. We may appear otherwise, but at the core, we are basically good, sound and fully deserving of goodness. So why do we experience such pain in our lives?  If we were to find our way to the truth of our existence, we’d see that so much of our struggle is created by a false sense of identification born … 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 

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