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.
||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|
||Kevin Bogle: Meeting the Bogeyman – Podcast 168||We all have our personal bogeymen, the day to day fears and anxieties that keep us up at night. Kevin Bogle discusses how meditation can help us "meet the bogeyman".||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shanté Smalls: The Gift of Kindness – Podcast 167||What happens when we unwrap the gift of non-aggression and kindness, both for ourselves and for other people?||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Natalie Baker: The Lost Art of Good Conversation – Podcast 166||Natalie Baker draws from the new book, “The Lost Art of Good Conversation” by Sakyong Mipham Riponche, as a basis for exploring how to communicate mindfully and how to avoid the pitfalls of communicating from negative emotions.||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Eric Spiegel: Essentials of the Shambhala Teachings – Podcast 165||Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the view of the Shambhala tradition, and what it means to determine a personal view for our lives.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||David Perrin: Difficult Times – Podcast 164||In a talk recorded the day after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, David Perrin speaks to the emotional turmoil - or even numbness - we may experience in the wake of such events. What is the answer? What can meditation and the Shambhala teachings offer i.||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ethan Nichtern: Using Your Story to Wake Up – Podcast 163||We all have a story. These stories can either trap us, or they can be liberating. While discussing his latest book, The Dharma of the Princess Bride, Shastri Ethan Nichtern describes how our stories can be the setting for our own awakening.||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Joseph Mauricio: Meditation in Real Life – Podcast 162||We often have pre-conceived ideas about meditation. These assumptions can become a trap. Joseph Mauricio emphasizes the importance of accepting our real life, individual experience of meditation. What if - on and off the cushion - we could simply be wh.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Natalie Baker: Making Friends With Loss – Podcast 161||We all experience loss: a cherished possession; the end of a relationship; the death of a loved one... How does the path of meditation help us make friends with loss?||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Kevin Bogle: Strong Emotions – Podcast 160||In response to strong emotions we may be tempted to act out or to repress. But what if there was a third option? Kevin Bogle discusses how meditation helps us stay grounded.||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Daniel Hessey: Meditation and Society – Podcast 159||Meditation practice helps us tune into our society - the extraordinary symphony of cooperation between us and those around us - and equips us to meet this world with bravery. Acharya Daniel Hessey discusses meditation as a social act.||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||John Sennhauser: What Is Shambhala? – Podcast 158||John Sennhauser offers an overview of the origins of Shambhala Buddhism, its founder, Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, and what distinguishes this tradition from other meditation and Buddhist traditions.||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Natalie Baker: Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster – Podcast 157||We spend so much time trying to avoid feeling bad. Sometimes even feeling good is difficult to accept. How do we get off this emotional roller coaster?||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Elizabeth Reid: Coming to our Senses – Podcast 156||Shasti Elizabeth Reid discusses the importance of trusting our senses. What does it mean to experience the sense perceptions as sacred?||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shanté Smalls: Coping With Loss – Podcast 155||We often experience loss and disappointment, from everyday disappointments to the most profound losses. Meditation helps us let go of our defensive patterns to remain curious about our present experience, no matter how painful.||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Maho Kawachi: The Power of Compassion – Podcast 154||Maho Kawachi offers a riveting personal example of the power of compassion in meeting aggression, stimulating a discussion about compassionate action.||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Robert Chender: Keeping Your Cool When You’re Stressed Out – Podcast 153||How does meditation help you stay grounded when it's so easy to stress out? Robert Chender discusses the science and art of keeping your cool.||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Vegan Aharonian: The Science of Meditation – Podcast 152||Feeling scattered? Stressed? Vegan Aharonian discusses the latest scientific research about meditation's positive impact on the human brain and body.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ethan Nichtern: No Such Thing as a Relationship Expert – Podcast 151||If we want to wake up, we have to deal with others. Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses the importance of our relationships to the path, while dispelling common myths about mastering them. There's no such thing as a relationship expert.||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Joseph Mauricio: The Incredible Light of Being – Podcast No. 150||Often we judge others. Very often we judge ourselves. But what if we were already everything that we needed to be? Joseph Mauricio discusses how meditation helps us recognize our inherent value to the world.||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shanté Smalls: Protecting & Caring for the Sangha – Podcast 149||What does it mean to protect and care for others? Dr. Shanté Smalls discusses why we need not be helpless in the face of aggression, and how meditation helps us cultivate a caring attitude toward ourselves and others.||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ethan Nichtern: How Can Buddhists Deal With Wealth? – Podcast 148||What does the Dharma have to teach us about money? Value? Self-worth? Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses the implications of wealth and generosity on an individual and societal level.||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Joseph Mauricio: Foundations of Mindfulness – Podcast No. 147||How we feel - emotionally, physically, and energetically - informs so much of what we do and perceive as we go about our day. This is why mindfulness of our feelings and thoughts can have such a clarifying impact on our lives.||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||David Perrin: Impermanence: The Bad News and the Good News – Podcast 146||David Perrin discusses impermanence, both the bad news and the good. What does it meant to practice recognizing the reality that things are constantly changing?||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shanté Smalls: I Can’t Meditate! – Podcast 145||Dr. Shanté Smalls discusses what it means to commit to a meditation practice, sometimes in spite of ourselves.||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ethan Nichtern: Unconditional Love, Good Boundaries – Podcast 144||How do we open our heart to everyone, yet still say no when we need to?||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Natalie Baker: Mind Training: For When Bad Things Happen to Good People – Podcast 143||When bad things happen it's tempting to think we, or the world, are unworkable. Natalie Baker discusses some traditional Buddhist teachings about engaging with negative events as they arise.||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Elizabeth Reid: Finding Balance with the Feminine Principle – Podcast 142||Shasti Elizabeth Reid discusses the traditional Buddhist concepts of Feminine and Masculine energies. While the Masculine (potency and accomplishment) is important, the Feminine (space and accommodation) is just as necessary.||5/7/2017||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.