Meditation In the City

Eric Spiegel: The Refuge Vow – Podcast 138


What does it mean to officially become a Buddhist? Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the formal entry into the path, the Refuge Vow.

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.

Meditation In the City

Ethan Nichtern: Committing To Your Path – Podcast 108


In a world punctuated by soapboxes, where fundamentalism fuels a sense of identity, what does it mean to commit to a spiritual path? What does it mean to be a “Buddhist”?

Two Ways Meditation Reminds Us We Are Worthy of Love

Best-selling author and long-time meditation instructor Lodro Rinzler writes on the Shambhala Buddhist view that all of humanity is basically good. By connecting with this view, we can touch in with our inherent self-worth.

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.

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Queer Confidence: A Panel Discussion – Podcast 100


This special panel discussing LGBT identity in a post-Orlando world, and meditation as part of the journey of self-acceptance, was presented by Shambhala New York and QueerDharma.

Live Life Extraordinary

What Does It Mean to Be Extraordinary?

The Shambhala Teachings suggest that while there is sadness in accepting the realities of our world, there is also peace and beauty.

Waking Up

Waking Up Mindfully

The morning can be a very disorienting time. We asked mindful teachers and friends how they wake up to their world. Here are our favorite responses.

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The Householder Path – Podcast Episode No. 92


Susan Piver, bestselling author and Shambhala meditation teacher, discusses the non-monastic “householder” path. What does it mean to get enlightened while doing the laundry, having relationships, living a 21st century life? 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. Got friends? Tell … Continue