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Learn to Conquer Self-Doubt: A Meditator's Guide to Confidence

  • Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

    118 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY (map)

    40.742591 -73.994207

  • Wednesday, December 14th, 6:30 - 9:30 pm with Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls" By letting go of the struggle to be perfect, we can begin to feel the worth of our genuine selves."

    Open to All “Don’t believe everything you think,” is a popular motto in world of mindfulness but this is more than a clever social media post. We have a tendency to interpret our thoughts and feelings as cold hard facts pointing to the secret storyline that we’re just not good enough.

    As we walk through our day, this sense of inadequacy reveals itself in our thoughts and emotions, especially in a city where advertisers pay high premiums to make sure we see jumbo-sized, photoshopped ads of models just as we’re leaving a hard fought 45 minutes at the gym.

    In, “Learn to Feel Your Self-Worth,” we’ll explore how applying mindfulness meditation to moments of self-judgement can train our minds to return to the present where we are always good enough. By letting go of the struggle to be perfect, we can begin to feel the worth of our genuine selves. Class Schedule 6:30pm Welcome & Introduction
    6:45pm Meditation Instruction & Guided Practice
    7:15pm Practice Questions
    7:30pm Teaching
    8:30pm Group Discussion or Dyads
    9:00pm Short Guided Meditation Review
    9:15pm Practice Questions
    9:30pm Conclude

    About Learn to Live Mindfully This class is part of Shambhala New York's Learn to Live Mindfully series: one-night workshops that offer practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful, compassionate human beings. Classes include guided meditation, teaching, and group discussion.

    About the Teacher

    Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls began her formal Buddhist journey at 16. After studying and practicing with different sanghas, and lots of non-practicing and non-studying, Shanté happened upon the teachings of Ani Acharya Pema Chödron and the Vidyadara Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche. She's been a Shambhala student since 2006. In her working life, Shanté is a scholar, artist, and writer. Her teaching, research, and writing focuses on Black popular culture in music, film, visual art, genre fiction, and other aesthetic forms.

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