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Monday Nights with Shastri Ethan Nichtern & Robert Chender - Open to Desire
The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery 3rd Floor, Middle BuzzerNew York, NY 10012
Mon, 6/4/2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Note: This class is offered as a part of a four-week course titled "Open to Desire". You don't have to be enrolled in the full course to attend -- it is open to all on a drop-in basis.
May 14 - June 11, 2012 (Skipping Memorial Day)
"There is an unbridgeable gap between desire and satisfaction, a gap that is responsible for both our civilization and our discontent." -Mark Epstein
Using Open to Desire by Buddhist Psychologist Mark Epstein, we will explore the mind-states of desire from various angles and perspectives. Often misunderstood and mistranslated as the cause of suffering, creating a healthy and sane relationship with desire, and creating emotional skills to navigate it well, are key to our human development, and any hope we may have for realizing the awakened state of mind.
About the Teachers
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 practitioner.
Robert Chender was a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and has been a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition for many years, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of IDP.
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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