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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

Ethan Nichtern, Shanté Smalls, David Perrin: The State of Shambhala – Podcast 217

1/6/2019
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In the wake of recent sexual abuse allegations within the Shambhala community, Joy Gutierrez moderates a discussion about the state of Shambhala with Ethan Nichtern, David Perrin, and Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls. The post Ethan Nichtern, Shanté Smalls, David Perrin: The State of Shambhala – Podcast 217 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:01:28:35

Acharya Eric Spiegel: Transitions – Podcast 216

12/9/2018
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On the occasion of the final Weekly Dharma Gathering before the New York Shambhala Center moves out of its longtime space, Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the Buddhist teachings on transition and change. How does meditation help us during these challenging moments? The post Acharya Eric Spiegel: Transitions – Podcast 216 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:55:57

Laura Simms: Courage – Podcast 215

11/25/2018
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Laura Simms discusses the nature of courage. How can meditation practitioners be courageous in these increasingly turbulent times? The post Laura Simms: Courage – Podcast 215 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:58:59

Lama Rod Owens: The Dharma of Keeping It Real – Podcast 214

11/17/2018
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In the context of sexual misconduct in the Shambhala community, Lama Rod hosts a wide-ranging discussion about self-care, justice, trauma, race and white supremacy, and how our practice supports keeping it real. The post Lama Rod Owens: The Dharma of Keeping It Real – Podcast 214 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:01:06:43

Acharya Eric Spiegel: What The Buddha Taught: Taking Refuge – Podcast 213

11/11/2018
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Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses what it means to be a Buddhist. What are the essential teachings of The Buddha, how does one formalize a commitment to the Buddhist path, and what does it mean to raise a family, own a business, live a modern existence as a Buddhist? The post Acharya Eric Spiegel: What The Buddha Taught: Taking Refuge – Podcast 213 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:54:21

David Perrin: Every Beginning is an End; Every End is a Beginning – Podcast 212

10/28/2018
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David Perrin discusses the Buddhist teaching of impermanence. We spend so much time figuring out what will happen next; what happens when we train ourselves to simply rest in the present moment in meditation? The post David Perrin: Every Beginning is an End; Every End is a Beginning – Podcast 212 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:28:13

Natalie Baker: If I Don’t Have a Self, Who Am I? – Podcast 211

10/21/2018
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Natalie Baker discusses the Buddhist concepts of ego and egolessness. If there is no "ego", no "self", no "me", then who am I? The post Natalie Baker: If I Don’t Have a Self, Who Am I? – Podcast 211 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:01:05:22

Timothy Quigley: Indestructible Dharma and the Nonlinear Path – Podcast 210

10/7/2018
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Timothy Quigley discusses the profound depth of the meditation tradition. In this age of greater speed, anxiety and sense of overwhelm, what does is needed to touch this greater depth? The post Timothy Quigley: Indestructible Dharma and the Nonlinear Path – Podcast 210 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:00:55:28

Ethan Nichtern: Why Lineage Matters – Podcast 209

9/30/2018
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What's the point of lineage? And does commitment to a lineage mean giving up our authentic selves? Ethan Nichtern talks about why lineage matters. The post Ethan Nichtern: Why Lineage Matters – Podcast 209 appeared first on Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Duration:01:02:22

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