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Shanté Smalls: The Cradle of Loving-Kindness – Podcast 206

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At times there is a palpable sense of fear in the world. When this is our experience, Shambhala’s root instruction is to place our fearful mind into “the cradle of loving-kindness”. What does this actually look like? 

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Shanté Smalls: Holding Space, Healing Harm – Podcast 200

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When everything is screaming for us to shut down, how do we simply hold space for what we’re feeling? And frankly, why would we even want to?

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Natalie Baker: The Lost Art of Good Conversation – Podcast 166

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Natalie Baker draws from the new book, “The Lost Art of Good Conversation” by Sakyong Mipham Riponche, as a basis for exploring how to communicate mindfully and how to avoid the pitfalls of communicating from negative emotions.

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Shanté Smalls: Coping With Loss – Podcast 155

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We often experience loss and disappointment, from everyday disappointments to the most profound losses. Meditation helps us let go of our defensive patterns to remain curious about our present experience, no matter how painful.

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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A Conversation with Author and Shambhala Teacher Lodro Rinzler – Podcast Episode No. 69

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Bestselling author and Shambhala Buddhist teacher Lodro Rinzler joins our podcast host for a lively conversation about loving yourself, shaving your head, and trying not to disappoint your parents. 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 … Continue 

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Ask Ethan Anything – Podcast Episode No. 68

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Shastri Ethan Nichtern opens it up to those nagging questions we might otherwise hesitate to ask, in this exchange recorded live at our Weekly Dharma Gathering last spring. 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. Did you know you can ask your friends … Continue 

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Transforming Aggression – Podcast Episode No. 40

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Laura Simms discusses meditation as a revolutionary method for transforming our aggression. What happens when we interrupt this powerful habitual pattern? 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 angry. When your friends get you down, just tell … 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 

The New Yorker Magazine Interviews Sakyong Mipham

The New Yorker Magazine interviews Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on video about basic goodness, mindfulness and societal change. “Last week, New York welcomed Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community, when he spoke at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. The Sakyong, which means “king”—or, literally translated, “earth protector”—in Tibetan, is an … Continue