The Importance of Sadness

Sadness isn’t necessarily something to be avoided. In fact, Susan Piver says despair can be the consequence of fighting it. Compassion is what happens when you don’t.

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The Householder Path – Podcast Episode No. 92

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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 

Mindfulness Workshops at Shambhala NYC

Learn to Live Mindfully is a new series of workshops brought to you by the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York City. These one-night classes offer practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful, compassionate human beings.

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Establishing a Sustainable Meditation Practice – Podcast Episode No. 64

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Susan Piver, bestselling author and Shambhala meditation teacher, offers suggestions and leads a discussion around making meditation practice more sustainable. 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. Establish sustainable friendships by telling them all about the podcast! Susan Piver is … Continue 

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Communication – Podcast Episode No. 54

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Susan Piver discusses communication, and how meditation helps us better tune into not just what we say, but how we say it, in this episode of the 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. Practice communicating with your friends … Continue 

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Spiritually Blue: The Dharma of Depression – Podcast Episode No. 46

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Susan Piver explores the intersection where sadness and depression meet, and how meditation practice helps us land on the side where meaning, love, creativity, and compassion live. 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. Feeling blue? Share the podcast with your … Continue 

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The Dharma of Love – Podcast Episode No. 37

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Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Susan Piver discuss a Buddhist view of relationships, and the exhilaration and the irritation of being in love. 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. Tell your friends about the podcast. Who knows? They might love … Continue 

The Power of Sorrow

I don’t know if you have noticed this about your meditation practice, but one thing that many people report is a kind of softening—to your own experience, perhaps, but also to the world around you. There is a sense of permeability, of walking down the street and receiving input in a more direct way than … Continue 

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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 

Enlightenment in the Age of Disruption: An Interview

Recently Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual head of Shambhala International, sat down with journalist Jonathan Fields of The Good Life Project to discuss technology, fatherhood, bravery, and living life as a journey rather than an obstacle you have to overcome.