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Buddhist Studies: Monday Nights with Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Dr. Miles Neale - A Tantric and Neurobiological Look at the Four Noble Truths
with Shastri Ethan Nichtern & Dr. Miles Neale, Psy. D.
The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery 3rd Floor, Middle BuzzerNew York, NY 10012
Mon, 4/16/2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Co-Sponsored by the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
4 Monday Nights, April 16 - May 7, 2012
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The Buddha’s enlightenment represents a human being’s direct encounter with ultimate reality, evoking a profound insight into selfless-interconnectivity, said to be inseparable from lasting happiness. During his first teaching, the Buddha conveyed his transformative realization into a succinct formula of "Four Noble Truths", which in turn were preserved as the foundation of his contemplative science.
Recent advances in psychotherapy, mind/body medicine and cognitive neuroscience, point to a deep resonance between modern psychology and these four truths, posited by the Buddha centuries ago. Join Buddhist teacher Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Buddhist psychotherapist Dr. Miles Neale for an exploration of Buddhism’s most fundamental teaching through the lenses of ancient philosophy & modern science—especially neurobiology—as well as the tantric teachings of intrinsic enlightenment and visualization practices.
Shastri Ethan Nichtern is the founder and Senior Teacher in Residence of the Interdependence Project. For the past eight years, Ethan has taught ongoing meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and retreats in New York City and around North America. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and lectures regularly at Brown, Wesleyan, and New York Universities. In the summer of 2010, Ethan was empowered by his teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, as a Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition representing the New York region. He has also studied Theravadan and Soto Zen traditions, and is an avid yoga practitioner.
Miles Neale, Psy.D., is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, a Buddhist meditation teacher and the Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, where he teaches public courses on the Indo-Tibetan tradition as well as collaborates on state-of-the-art clinical research of meditation. Dr. Neale earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the California Institute for Integral Studies, and has taught meditation programs at several prestigious university hospitals including Harvard Medical School, Columbia Presbyterian, Cornell Medical College, and Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center.
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Full Course - IDP Sustaining Member Discount - $32
Full Course - IDP Endowing Member Discount - $18
Drop-In (Per Class) - $20
Drop-In - IDP Full Member Discount - $15
Drop-In - IDP Sustaining Member Discount - $10
Drop-In - IDP Endowing Member Discount - $5
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