A 7-Point Practice Plan for the Engaged Meditator

It is my view that the practice of mindfulness meditation cannot fully occur without directly engaging in society. Here is a 7-point practice plan for staying healthy, mindful, and engaged in the coming year.

This Week at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York

Here are some ways to nurture your meditation practice at the Shambhala Center of New York the week of October 17th, 2016.

Meditation In the City

How to Stop Being a Jerk – Podcast Episode No. 63

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Lodro Rinzler discusses Karma, and how understanding this concept helps us to be mindful of improving our good qualities. 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 iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Don’t be … Continue 

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A Buddhist Call to Action (part 2) – Podcast Episode No. 61

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angel Kyodo williams, activist and Zen Sensei, leads an engaging dialogue on race, Buddhism and social change with the New York City Buddhist community. Part two of a two part podcast. Listen to part one here. 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 … Continue 

Meditation In Everyday Life Podcast

A Buddhist Call to Action (part 1) – Podcast Episode No. 60

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angel Kyodo williams, activist and Zen Sensei, leads an engaging dialogue on race, Buddhism and social change with the New York City Buddhist community. Part one of a two part podcast. 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. Get engaged with all … Continue 

Meditation In the City

Spiritual Materialism 101 – Podcast Episode No. 58

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Shasti Ethan Nichtern discusses materialism, and how this tendency to objectify our reality extends beyond just objects to include ideologies and, yep, even spirituality. 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. Podcasts are neat and shiny! Tell your friends about this one! Ethan … Continue 

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Brave and Vulnerable – Podcast Episode No. 57

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Jane Stevens discusses how the mind churns. What are we running from, and how does meditation allow us to rest? The more we meditate the more brave and vulnerable we are to our experience. 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 … Continue 

Meditation In Everyday Life Podcast

Space and Discipline – Podcast Episode No. 55

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Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses how there is more to meditation than meditation in this episode of the podcast. As the mind becomes pliable, there’s more playfulness. How to join that with a sense of discipline? 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. What … Continue 

Meditation In the City

Fear is Your Best Frenemy – Podcast Episode No. 53

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Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses mindfulness as a way to make friends with our fear. What is it like to put our fearful assumptions to the test in the present moment? 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 … Continue 

Meditation In Everyday Life Podcast

How To Love Yourself (and sometimes other people) – Podcast Episode No. 50

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Lodro Rinzler reflects on what it means to love oneself, and how the willingness to connect with our own experience makes us more able to connect with others. The choice is ours – to shut down or to put our hearts on the table, for ourselves and others. Lodro also discusses his forthcoming book with Hay House, co-authored … Continue