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Online Course - In Search of the Self: Six-Week Series with Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Special Guest Teacher David Nichtern
Mon, 9/17/2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mon, 10/22/2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Audio is available two days after the class session. It comes in mp3 format and may be streamed from this website or downloaded to listen to at your convenience.
You may sign up for study-at-home any time through Oct. 22, 2012. If you plan to take this class for credit in the Secular Buddhist Studies Program, you must complete the study questions by Nov. 22, 2012. (Questions will be sent out before the end of the course)
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6 Week Course
The key to understanding the cause of our pain, from the standpoint of traditional Buddhism, is to develop an accurate and meaningful understanding of our own identity. Yet the notion of "I," self, or ego are sometimes thrown around haphazardly, without a precision of meaning. This course will examine the many Buddhist philosophies that underlie the understanding of both self and egolessness, as well as how we can actually bring the experience of egolessness into everyday life.
Class One: The Solid Self and The Five Skandhas – Ethan Nichtern
Sep 24: Karma and the Six Realms – David Nichtern
Oct 1: Karma and the 12 Nidanas – Ethan Nichtern
Oct 8: Ultimate and Relative Truth – David Nichtern
Oct 15: The Four Keys: Investigating Confused Ideas of Self – Ethan Nichtern
Oct 22: The Self In Tantra: Authentic Presence and Vajra Nature – Ethan and David Nichtern
Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri, a senior teacher, in the Shambhala tradition. He is the senior teacher in residence for the NY Shambhala community as well as the Interdependence Project. He is the author of the novel Your Emoticons Won't Save You and the nonfiction book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence. He is also the founder of the Interdependence Project, an organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, transformational activism, mindful arts, and meaningful media. He teaches and lectures around the world and is based in New York City. More info:www.ethannichtern.com
David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and an Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated composer, guitarist and producer. He owns and directs two record labels and a music production company based in NYC. He has spent the last 40 years integrating his dharma study, practice and teaching with a very active and productive career in music, film and TV. More info www.davidnichtern.com
$45 Study-at-Home Cost
$27 IDP Global Members or Higher
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The Secular Buddhist Studies Program at the Interdependence Project offers a strong and accessible foundation in Buddhist meditation, psychology, philosophy, and ethics from a secular perspective, inclusive of multiple traditions and bodies of teaching. Interested in the Secular Buddhist Studies Program? Learn more here.