Meditation in the City: A Shambhala Podcast
By Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
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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.
||Joseph Mauricio: Learning to Be Here Now – Podcast 198||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.||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shanté Smalls: Becoming a Superhero – Podcast 197||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,||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ethan Nichtern: Working with Craving and Addiction – Podcast 196||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 cravin.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Kevin Bogle: Fallen Idols – Podcast 195||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 Yo||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rev. angel Kyodo williams: Why Your Liberation is Bound Up With Mine – Podcast 194||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.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Natalie Baker: Mindfulness With Smartphones – Podcast 193||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.||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Maho Kawachi: Upright But Not Uptight – Podcast 192||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.||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Kevin Bogle: What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do – Podcast 191||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?||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||David Perrin: A Shambhala Cosmology of Mindfulness – Podcast 190||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,||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rick Redondo: Vulnerability is the New Punk Rock – Podcast 189||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.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ethan Nichtern: Meditation is All About Confidence – Podcast 188||The Shambhala teachings emphasize being present, awake, and brave. How is this done? By cultivating a kind of confidence not conditioned by the events of our lives. Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses why meditation is all about confidence.||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Elizabeth Reid: Finding Equanimity – Podcast 187||We hope things will go our way. We fear they won't. How does meditation help us cultivate a sense of equanimity? Is such a quality even reasonable? Shastri Elizabeth Reid discusses the power of equanimity.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Laura Simms: Play of the Mind – Podcast 186||What does it mean to live one's life as a work of art? Can a life grounded in meditation inspire others to sanity? Laura Simms talks about the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Joseph Mauricio: Nonviolent Activism – Podcast 185||Can we engage in our life in a way that is passionate, involved, and present, without finding fault or separation with others? Joseph Mauricio discusses the nonviolent activism that can arise out of meditation.||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Acharya Eric Spiegel: What Does It Mean To Be a Buddhist? – Podcast 184||The Refuge Vow is the formal vow one takes to become a Buddhist. What does this commitment entail? And what does it look like to walk this path in the 21st century? Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses what it means to be a Buddhist.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shanté Smalls: The Dharma of Black Lives Matter – Podcast 183||How does the recent global movement to value Black life, and end systems of oppression, demonstrate the relationship between suffering, the path to liberation, and enlightened society?||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ethan Nichtern: Changing the World Without Being a Jerk – Podcast 182||As our awareness grows through meditation, what is our responsibility to society at large? Ethan Nichtern discusses some principles for mindful activism, balancing the personal, interpersonal, and collective levels of our experience.||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||David Perrin: Everyone Does It Differently, Together – Podcast 181||When sharing this path of awakening and meditation, everyone does it differently... but we all do it together. David Perrin discusses how meditation leads to greater trust, appreciation, and compassion for others.||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Maho Kawachi: Solid Ground – Podcast 180||It happens. Suddenly, something (or someone) we always assumed would be there is gone. We lose our footing, and the ground beneath us no longer seems as solid. How can meditation help us dance with this uncertainty?||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Vegan Aharonian: The Shambhala Path – Podcast 179||What is Shambhala? Senior Shambhala teacher Vegan Aharonian offers an overview, placing the Shambhala teachings within the context of Buddhism overall while describing this unique path of meditation.||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||David Perrin: Deep Retreat in the Heart of the City – Podcast 178||David Perrin discusses the profound lessons that await us when we undertake the unique journey of a meditation retreat.||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lodro Rinzler: The Year of Love – Podcast 177||Could 2018 be a year of love? Our habitual patterns, and the stories we tell ourselves, work so hard to keep us shut down and desensitized to the world around us. Lodro Rinzler discusses how meditation wears away these barriers,||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ethan Nichtern: Sustaining a Meditation Practice – Podcast 176||Why is it so challenging to sustain a meditation practice? Shastri Ethan Nichtern offers some real hints for getting your meditation practice going this year.||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shanté Smalls: (Re)treat Yo Self! The Benefits of Retreat – Podcast 175||What happens on a meditation retreat? And why would anyone want to attend one? Dr. Shanté Smalls discusses the benefits of retreat.||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Joseph Mauricio: Finding Light in the Darkness – Podcast 174||Late fall and winter can seem like a time of danger and depression: long nights, loneliness, depression. Yet this time of year, like all transitional times, can be a gateway to great discovery. Bardos, as they are called in classical Tibetan Buddhism,||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ethan Nichtern: Do I Need A Teacher? – Podcast 173||What is the role of a teacher in Buddhism and how is it evolving? What does it mean to have a teacher, and most importantly, do I really need one (really)?||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||David Perrin: Freedom of Speech – Podcast 172||We are inundated by various forms of speech. And oftentimes - between family, social media, and other challenging aspects - we can feel trapped by its demands. How do we find true freedom through speech?||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lodro Rinzler: What The Buddha Taught – Podcast 171||We are in the midst of a mindfulness revolution. But what does mindfulness actually mean, and where do these teachings actually come from? Lodro Rinzler offers a sweeping overview of what The Buddha taught.||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Filomena Leonardi: Mindful Holidays – The Gift of Presence – Podcast 170||The Holidays: a season of joy, gratitude, family and friends... and anxiety, sadness, chaos and conflict. Filomena Leonardi helps us unpack this contradiction, and investigates the role of mindfulness in helping us navigate the holidays.||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Elizabeth Reid: Gathering Strength from the Richness of the Phenomenal World – Podcast 169||What does it mean to engage fully with our world? Shastri Elizabeth Reid discusses the power of meditation to open us up to our senses, and to engage with the richness of the phenomenal world.||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Full disclosure- I used to attend Shambhala in NYC when I lived there and I missed the talks so much! This is a fun and fascinating intro to Buddhism, meditation and all kinds of interesting, gooey philosophies from the west. Gooey in a good way. I'm so excited this podcast exists!!! One suggestion: List the name of the speaker in the title of each podcast for quick reference.
Great podcast. Interesting talks, nice intro to buddhism without the jargon.
Listened to one podcast and noped after 3min. I understand this is recorded in NYC but come on. The constant honking in the background is too distracting! I live in a city and hear honking all day long. And don't tell me to make the honking part of my meditation practice it's insulting.