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Meditation in the City: A Shambhala Podcast

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Meditation? No way. It's boring. And strange. And my mind is way too distracted and crazy. "Meditation in the City" helps dispel the myths about meditation, with down-to-earth, real life teachings that show us the benefits of meditation in our everyday life.

Meditation? No way. It's boring. And strange. And my mind is way too distracted and crazy. "Meditation in the City" helps dispel the myths about meditation, with down-to-earth, real life teachings that show us the benefits of meditation in our everyday life.
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United States

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Meditation? No way. It's boring. And strange. And my mind is way too distracted and crazy. "Meditation in the City" helps dispel the myths about meditation, with down-to-earth, real life teachings that show us the benefits of meditation in our everyday life.

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English


Episodes

Vegan Aharonian: Basic Goodness – Podcast 208

9/16/2018
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We practice meditation in order to - in some way - become a better person. Vegan Aharonian discusses this ultimate potential within is all, known in the Shambhala tradition as "Basic Goodness". The post Vegan Aharonian: Basic Goodness – Podcast 208 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:41:24

Natalie Baker: What Is Constant In Life? – Podcast 207

9/8/2018
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The Buddha taught that there are three qualities of life that we can’t escape: impermanence, feeling unsatisfied, and selflessness. We typically know these qualities as the experience of surprise when things change, constantly wanting life to be different than it is, and not knowing who we are. What if these qualities were actually the stepping stones to appreciating life? The post Natalie Baker: What Is Constant In Life? – Podcast 207 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New...

Duration:00:49:31

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

8/26/2018
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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? The post Shanté Smalls: The Cradle of Loving-Kindness – Podcast 206 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:01:04:58

Shanté Smalls: Can Shambhala Get Sober? – Podcast 205

8/12/2018
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What could "sobriety" look like for the Shambhala organization? Shanté Smalls discusses tools to help us heal and prevent trauma, abuse, and harmful patterns - from the Buddhist Five Precepts to teachings on Basic Goodness to 12-Step inventories. Are we ready to really use these tools personally and in our community to "get sober"? The post Shanté Smalls: Can Shambhala Get Sober? – Podcast 205 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:01:00:42

Maho Kawachi: Being Genuine – Podcast 204

8/5/2018
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Maho Kawachi discusses how simply sitting and observing our minds can be an act of compassion and bravery, which leads to greater genuineness. The post Maho Kawachi: Being Genuine – Podcast 204 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:42:22

Robert Chender: Difficult Emotions – Podcast 203

7/29/2018
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How do we function when we're caught up in anger or fear, or we just freeze? The "lizard brain" takes over, and it seems like threats are everywhere. Robert Chender discusses how meditation helps us encounter our difficult emotions. The post Robert Chender: Difficult Emotions – Podcast 203 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:01:06:48

Natalie Baker: We Can Clean Up Our Messes – Podcast 202

7/22/2018
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In the midst of great turmoil, the Shambhala teachings encourage us that all is not lost. Our fundamental nature is not problematic. We can clean up our messes. The post Natalie Baker: We Can Clean Up Our Messes – Podcast 202 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:53:42

Bill Auerbach & Una Chung: Buddhism, Gender and Freedom – Podcast 201

7/8/2018
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You notice how your body feels during meditation. Una Chung and Bill Auerbach discuss how this practice of noticing can effect the (sometimes rigid) ways we categorize our bodies, and what Buddhism has to say about our experiences of gender and sexuality. The post Bill Auerbach & Una Chung: Buddhism, Gender and Freedom – Podcast 201 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:01:03:31

Shanté Smalls: Holding Space, Healing Harm – Podcast 200

7/1/2018
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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? The post Shanté Smalls: Holding Space, Healing Harm – Podcast 200 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:48:21

Rick Redondo: From Stressful Work to Contentment – Podcast 199

6/24/2018
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The Shambhala teachings remind us that we can always choose to be open. But what does that look like in a stressful work environment? Rick Redondo discusses the path to contentment at work. The post Rick Redondo: From Stressful Work to Contentment – Podcast 199 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:01:00:29

Joseph Mauricio: Learning to Be Here Now – Podcast 198

6/17/2018
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Joe Mauricio explores how we can use mindfulness and awareness to bring our full being into the present. If the world is a crazy place, we can become an element of sanity simply by coming into our posture and remembering to be here now. The post Joseph Mauricio: Learning to Be Here Now – Podcast 198 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:43:59

Shanté Smalls: Becoming a Superhero – Podcast 197

6/9/2018
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Most people would love to be a superhero. What if we believed that being a fully present human was actually a kind of superpower? Meditation is a powerful and simple way to tune into our inherent wisdom and strength, and explore this superpower of being fully human. The post Shanté Smalls: Becoming a Superhero – Podcast 197 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:52:22

Ethan Nichtern: Working with Craving and Addiction – Podcast 196

6/3/2018
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Alcohol. Caffeine. Food. Sex... We all get caught up in patterns of craving. Shastri Ethan Nichtern leads an examination of these cyclical states of mind, and how meditation helps us cultivate curiosity and self-acceptance about the mechanics of craving and addiction. The post Ethan Nichtern: Working with Craving and Addiction – Podcast 196 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:59:59

Kevin Bogle: Fallen Idols – Podcast 195

5/27/2018
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What happens when our heroes, our teachers, our idols, disappoint us? Why does this sense of betrayal hurt so bad? Kevin Bogle leads a discussion about reckoning with our fallen idols. 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. Email … Continue → The post Kevin Bogle: Fallen Idols – Podcast 195 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:57:51

Rev. angel Kyodo williams: Why Your Liberation is Bound Up With Mine – Podcast 194

5/20/2018
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In the face of today’s political and social unrest, is it possible to create a wise, kind, and strong human society? Rev. angel Kyodo williams speaks about how the collective process of waking up is closely related to the truth of interdependence. The post Rev. angel Kyodo williams: Why Your Liberation is Bound Up With Mine – Podcast 194 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:01:14:08

Natalie Baker: Mindfulness With Smartphones – Podcast 193

5/11/2018
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We're addicted to our phones. Can mindfulness help? Natalie Baker discusses why we relate to our phones as a lifeline, and how meditation can help us keep things in perspective. The post Natalie Baker: Mindfulness With Smartphones – Podcast 193 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:51:01

Maho Kawachi: Upright But Not Uptight – Podcast 192

5/5/2018
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What we communicate is important. How we communicate can be just as important. Maho Kawachi discusses how meditation helps us to manifest with confidence - upright but not uptight. The post Maho Kawachi: Upright But Not Uptight – Podcast 192 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:50:53

Kevin Bogle: What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do – Podcast 191

4/29/2018
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You're stuck. You've hit a wall. The usual strategies aren't working. How can meditation help you know what to do when you don't know what to do? The post Kevin Bogle: What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do – Podcast 191 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:39:06

David Perrin: A Shambhala Cosmology of Mindfulness – Podcast 190

4/22/2018
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Why am I here? How did I come to be? Beyond the surface considerations popularized by the modern mindfulness movement, what if meditation helps us reckon with a more cosmic understanding of our existence? David Perrin goes big, discussing this grander vision. The post David Perrin: A Shambhala Cosmology of Mindfulness – Podcast 190 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:38:17

Rick Redondo: Vulnerability is the New Punk Rock – Podcast 189

4/15/2018
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Why are some emotions difficult to feel? What gets in the way of simply feeling our feelings, and sharing this kind of openness with others? Rick Redondo posits a radical way of living: vulnerability. The post Rick Redondo: Vulnerability is the New Punk Rock – Podcast 189 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:39:49