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#55 Ethan Nichtern

By Michael Donovan

(Buddhist and Meditation Teacher) One of my favorite contemporary teachers of the dharma, Ethan is a senior teacher at Shambhala, founder of the Interdependence Project, and author of several books (One City, and Your Emoticons Won't Save You). His most recent book, The Road Home, just came out. We sat down at the Shambhala Center on 22nd & 7th to discuss the state of Buddhism within the practical world of today. Today's discussion includes: Shambhala, today, explained Cleaning up your act Looking at how we could use our spiritual practice in our lives Spritual Materialism  Consciousness is your home Being vulnerable Skillfully working with your mess A short discussion about interdependence Scientific Materialism, Consciousness and Buddhism Religion without blind faith  Keeping it real with new voices in Buddhism Self promoting authentically by cultivating your attention  Visit Ethan at his site, Ethan Nichtern.com. Purchase his book on Amazon.  Visit my friends at MindPodNetwork for more podcasts from teachers including Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, MindRolling, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, Krishna Das, Lama Surya Das, and Chris Grosso.  Subscribe on iTunes. Come to my site, join the discussion, check out the art, and reach out to me: StudioDonovan.com. Remember to sign up for emails to get special offers! you cn also follow along on social media:  Instagram Twitter Tumblr Facebook

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