Finding Your Path: A Live-Online Series with Ethan Nichtern



Thu, 1/14/2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 1/21/2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 1/28/2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 2/4/2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 2/11/2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 2/18/2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm


This is a live online series.  Each week's class will be livestreamed from 7-9pm EST via Zoom videoconferencing, and include both lecture and interactive periods of Q&A.  Each class will also be recorded and posted to the course page, so that those unable to participate in the live session can listen at their convenience. Login and setup instructions for the weekly live webcast will be provided to registered students.

This course is designed for students who are searching, or even struggling, to find the next steps in their Buddhist practice. We'll provide tools to establish or re-establish meditation as a sustainable and even unshakeable (really!) daily habit, while demonstrating how to develop more than simple mindfulness of your experience, incorporating compassion, analytical and visualization techniques to enhance your life and the lives of others.  We'll also discuss how to make study and contemplation of the Dharma an integral part of your routine, and how to include residential and non-residential meditation retreats to support your journey.  Whatever level of experience you have, we'll conclude with a discussion of the next steps for your journey.

Weekly Readings will be drawn from a multi-lineage perspective, including many contemporary Buddhist teachers and thinkers. Each student will be asked to keep a journal, charting her/his daily practice, and commit to developing meditation techniques and ethical practices.  This course is open to any level of student who feels like enough is enough, and 2015 is the year you finally decide to Find Your Path.

$90 - Early Bird Special (register by January 7th!)
$120 - Full Price
$96 - Basic Members
$84 - Sustaining Members
$60 - Fearless Members
FREE - Endowing Members - contact to register. 

Ethan Nichtern is IDP's Founder and heads its yearlong Meditation Teacher Training Program. He's also a Shastri in the Shambhala tradition and the senior teacher in residence for the New York Shambhala community. Ethan is the author of the recently published The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and the acclaimed Dharma book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence.

As a not-for-profit organization, IDP is supported by the generosity of our community. Please become a Member today!

IDP and a very generous Member are co-sponsoring POC Scholarships for our Monday and Wednesday class series. If you identify as a Person of Color and would like to enroll in this class series, please visit

The Secular Buddhist Studies Program at The Interdependence Project provides a multi-lineage foundation in Buddhist meditation, psychology, philosophy, and ethics from a secular perspective, inclusive of many traditions and bodies of teaching. Learn more here.

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