IDP Podcast

21st Century Buddhism and Meditation Podcast 21st Century Buddhism, The IDP Podcast, features weekly lectures and discussions IDP Teachers, Interviews with well known authors and personalities and artful explorations of Buddhist teachings in the form of sound collages, and spoken word pieces.

Recent Guest Lectures have included: 12 Step Buddhist's Darren Littlejohn, Sharon Salzberg, Brad Warner, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, David Nichtern, Author Susan Piver, Roshi O'Hara, Acharya Eric Spiegel, Author Sera Beak, Sustainability Expert Jane Poynter, Eco-Journalist Simran Sethi, Filmmaker John Ankele, Author Daniel Goleman, 2012 Author Daniel Pinchbeck, What Would Jesus Buy's Reverend Billy, Purna Steinitz, Dr. Miles Neale, Elizabeth Reid, Chas DiCapua, Gina Sharpe, Robert Chender, David Loy, Colin Beavan a.k.a. "No Impact Man", Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche, Author Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, Acharya Adam Lobel, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Fleet Maull, Michael Stone, Hozan Alan Senauke, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Lodro Rinzler

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Podcast Interview with Susan Piver and Ethan Nichtern Part Two (Podcast)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:40pm

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Interview with Susan Piver and Ethan Nichtern Part Two

This podcast features an interview between Ethan Nichtern and Susan Piver. This is the second of a two part podcast.

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is the founding director 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 is is the author of the novel, Your Emoticons Won’t Save You and the acclaimed dharma book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence, available on Wisdom Publications.

Susan Piver is the bestselling author of six books, including The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do,” and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. Her new book, entitled The Wisdom of a Broken Heart was released in paperback in January 2011.

A student of Buddhism since 1995, Piver teaches workshops on meditation, relationships and creativity. She wrote the relationships column for body + soul magazine, is the meditation expert and contributor at drweil.com, and is a frequent guest on network television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and The Tyra Banks Show.

In 2011, Susan Piver launched The Open Heart Project to teach anyone who would like to how to meditate.

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Podcast Interview with Susan Piver and Ethan Nichtern Part One (Podcast)
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6:40pm

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Interview with Susan Piver and Ethan Nichtern Part One

This podcast features an interview between Ethan Nichtern and Susan Piver. This is the first of a two part podcast.

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is the founding director 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 is is the author of the novel, Your Emoticons Won’t Save You and the acclaimed dharma book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence, available on Wisdom Publications.

Susan Piver is the bestselling author of six books, including The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do,” and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. Her new book, entitled The Wisdom of a Broken Heart was released in paperback in January 2011.

A student of Buddhism since 1995, Piver teaches workshops on meditation, relationships and creativity. She wrote the relationships column for body + soul magazine, is the meditation expert and contributor at drweil.com, and is a frequent guest on network television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and The Tyra Banks Show.

In 2011, Susan Piver launched The Open Heart Project to teach anyone who would like to how to meditate.

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Podcast Tibet's Time Machine and the Activism of Global Happiness with Joseph Loizzo Part 2 (Podcast)
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 11:25pm

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Tibet's Time Machine and the Activism of Global Happiness with Joseph Loizzo Part 2

Welcome to the ID Project Podcast. This podcast features a lecture by Joseph Loizzo titled Tibet's Time Machine and the Activism of Global Happiness. It was recorded on February 29th, 2012 in New York City. This is the second of a two part podcast.

This talk introduces the futuristic science and contemplative activism of the Kalachakra Tantra some call the Time-Machine or Wheel of Time. While skills like mindfulness were developed for monastic living, a rare tradition based at Nalanda, the world’s first university, set out to develop and spread socially engaged arts and sciences meant to pacify and transform the militarized society of ancient India and the newly civilized world. The most modern, scientific form of this rare tradition, the Time-Machine curriculum was preserved for posterity in a time-capsule: the mountain kingdom hidden in Central Asia called Shambhala (Shangrila in the classic Lost Horizons). As the prophecy goes, the crown jewel of the kingdom, its system for teaching contemplative altruism in a world torn by stress, trauma and violence, will help spark the dawn of a new global era of inner and outer peace for all humanity when the time is ripe. In this talk, Dr. Loizzo unpacks this tradition's exceptional approach to non-violent activism: the embodiment of heroic altruism based on tapping the neural network and flow of bliss chemistry and harnessing it to transform our reactive body-minds into open networks of non-local happiness and community-building inspiration.

Joseph Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar with over thirty years' experience studying the beneficial effects of meditation on healing and learning. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he researches and teaches mind/body health. He has taught science and religion, the scientific study of religious experience, and the Indo-Tibetan mind sciences at Columbia University, where he currently is adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion at the Columbia Center for Buddhist Studies.

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Podcast Tibet's Time Machine and the Activism of Global Happiness with Joseph Loizzo Part 1 (Podcast)
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 9:48pm

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Tibet's Time Machine and the Activism of Global Happiness with Joseph Loizzo Part 01

Welcome to the ID Project Podcast. This podcast features a lecture by Joseph Loizzo titled Tibet's Time Machine and the Activism of Global Happiness. It was recorded on February 29th, 2012 in New York City. This is the first of a two part podcast.

This talk introduces the futuristic science and contemplative activism of the Kalachakra Tantra some call the Time-Machine or Wheel of Time. While skills like mindfulness were developed for monastic living, a rare tradition based at Nalanda, the world’s first university, set out to develop and spread socially engaged arts and sciences meant to pacify and transform the militarized society of ancient India and the newly civilized world. The most modern, scientific form of this rare tradition, the Time-Machine curriculum was preserved for posterity in a time-capsule: the mountain kingdom hidden in Central Asia called Shambhala (Shangrila in the classic Lost Horizons). As the prophecy goes, the crown jewel of the kingdom, its system for teaching contemplative altruism in a world torn by stress, trauma and violence, will help spark the dawn of a new global era of inner and outer peace for all humanity when the time is ripe. In this talk, Dr. Loizzo unpacks this tradition's exceptional approach to non-violent activism: the embodiment of heroic altruism based on tapping the neural network and flow of bliss chemistry and harnessing it to transform our reactive body-minds into open networks of non-local happiness and community-building inspiration.

Joseph Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar with over thirty years' experience studying the beneficial effects of meditation on healing and learning. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he researches and teaches mind/body health. He has taught science and religion, the scientific study of religious experience, and the Indo-Tibetan mind sciences at Columbia University, where he currently is adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion at the Columbia Center for Buddhist Studies.

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Podcast There Are No Jobs On A Dead Planet -- Interview on Fracking with David Braun (Podcast)
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 4:52pm

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Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is a Halliburton developed natural gas drilling technology that is laying waste to our our country, as documented in the movie Gasland.

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David Braun is a co-founder of United for Action and the National Grassroots Coalition. He also is a key member of the Gasland team, and runs the grassroots campaign for both the movie Gasland and the forthcoming second installment, Gasland Part 2. Previously, he was an organizer for MoveOn.org and has worked on numerous social, environmental, and economic justice campaigns.

In this interview, David talks about the devastation fracking is causing to people, and to our environment, what it might do to New York if it's allowed to happen here, how this was allowed to happen, and what can be done about it.  

Podcast Women and Engaged Buddhism with Venerable Robina Courtin Part Two (Podcast)
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 11:29am

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Women and Engaged Buddhism with Venerable Robina Courtin Part Two

This Podcast features a lecture by Robina Courtin titled "Women and Engaged Buddhism." It was given on December 12th 2011 in New York City. This is the second of a two part podcast.

Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia. Robina began studying martial arts in 1974 and moved to New York, where she studied karate. She continued her studies in Melbourne until 1976, when she attended a Tibetan Buddhist course in Queensland given by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In November 1977 Robina went to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she was ordained. Since then, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, traveling, teaching and bringing the Dharma to people around the world.

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Podcast Women and Engaged Buddhism with Venerable Robina Courtin Part One (Podcast)
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 11:29am

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Women and Engaged Buddhism with Venerable Robina Courtin Part One

This Podcast features a lecture by Robina Courtin titled "Women and Engaged Buddhism." It was given on December 12th 2011 in New York City. This is the first of a two part podcast.

Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia. Robina began studying martial arts in 1974 and moved to New York, where she studied karate. She continued her studies in Melbourne until 1976, when she attended a Tibetan Buddhist course in Queensland given by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In November 1977 Robina went to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she was ordained. Since then, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, traveling, teaching and bringing the Dharma to people around the world.

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Podcast Bridging the Two Worlds of Science and Spirituality with Dr. Fred Cooper Part Two (Podcast)
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 11:29am

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Bridging the Two World with Fred Cooper Part Two

This week features a lecture by Fred Cooper titled "Bridging the Two Worlds." It was recorded on January 11th, 2012 in New York City. This is the second of a two part podcast.

Dr. Fred Cooper is a quantum field theorist who was a Ph.D. student of the Nobel Prize winning Physicist Sheldon Glashow, one of the co-inventors of the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics. He has written over 200 published papers in various physics Journals and has co-authored a book Supersymmetry and Quantum Mechanics. He has been a student of Tai Situ Rinpoche since 1981. He has also received direct Mahamudra transmissions from the first Kalu Rinpoche and VV Mingyur Rinpoche. Fred has been teaching meditation at Karma and Shangpa Kagyu centers affiliated with Kalu Rinpoche for over 20 years and he currently is the President of Kagyu Shenpen Kunchab Buddhist Center in Santa Fe, NM.

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Podcast Bridging the Two Worlds of Science and Spirituality with Dr Fred Cooper Part One (Podcast)
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 11:28am

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Bridging the Two World with Fred Cooper Part One

This week features a lecture by Fred Cooper titled "Bridging the Two Worlds." It was recorded on January 11th, 2012 in New York City. This is the first of a two part podcast.

Dr. Fred Cooper is a quantum field theorist who was a Ph.D. student of the Nobel Prize winning Physicist Sheldon Glashow, one of the co-inventors of the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics. He has written over 200 published papers in various physics Journals and has co-authored a book Supersymmetry and Quantum Mechanics. He has been a student of Tai Situ Rinpoche since 1981. He has also received direct Mahamudra transmissions from the first Kalu Rinpoche and VV Mingyur Rinpoche. Fred has been teaching meditation at Karma and Shangpa Kagyu centers affiliated with Kalu Rinpoche for over 20 years and he currently is the President of Kagyu Shenpen Kunchab Buddhist Center in Santa Fe, NM.

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Podcast Explanation of Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows with Eric Spiegel (Podcast)
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 1:22am

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Explanation of Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows with Eric Spiegel

This podcast features a lecture by Eric Spiegel in which he explains Buddhist Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows. It was given on March 7th, 2012 in New York City.

Acharya Eric Spiegel has been teaching in Shambhala since the mid 1970s.  He has worked extensively with the ill and dying, helping them to realize their wisdom in the face of impermanence, and has had a 22 year career in finance.  In 2003 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed him to the teaching position of Acharya.  He lives in rural upstate New York.  Acharya Spiegel one of the The Interdependence Project's spiritual mentors.

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Podcast "Why (Not) Meditate?" with Ethan Nichtern and David Nichtern Part Two (Podcast)
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 4:06pm

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"Why (Not) Meditate?" with Ethan Nichtern and David Nichtern Part Two

This podcast features a lecture by Ethan and David Nichtern titled "Why Not Meditate?" It was recorded on February 20th, 2012 in New York City. This is the second of a two part podcast.

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is the founding director and Senior Teacher in Residence of the Interdependence Project.  He is a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition He is is the author of the new novel and poetry collection, Your Emoticons Won’t Save You (January, 2012). as well as the acclaimed nonfiction book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence (Wisdom Pubs, 2007).  In 2011 he stepped down as the founding director of IDP to pursue teaching and writing full-time. www.ethannichtern.com

David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  He is the Director of Buddhist Practice & Study for OM yoga and leads meditation workshops around the world and online.  David is a regular contributor to the Living Section of the Huffington Post and is also an accomplished composer, producer and guitarist --- a four-time Emmy award winner and two-time Grammy nominee. His new book, Awakening From the Daydream: The Wheel of Life, will be released in early 2013 on Wisdom Publications. www.davidnichtern.com

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Podcast "Why (Not) Meditate?" with Ethan Nichtern and David Nichtern Part One (Podcast)
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 9:12pm

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"Why (Not) Meditate?" with Ethan Nichtern and David Nichtern Part One

This podcast features a lecture by Ethan and David Nichtern titled "Why Not Meditate?" It was recorded on February 20th, 2012 in New York City. This is the first of a two part podcast.

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is the founding director and Senior Teacher in Residence of the Interdependence Project.  He is a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition He is is the author of the new novel and poetry collection, Your Emoticons Won’t Save You (January, 2012). as well as the acclaimed nonfiction book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence (Wisdom Pubs, 2007).  In 2011 he stepped down as the founding director of IDP to pursue teaching and writing full-time. www.ethannichtern.com

David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  He is the Director of Buddhist Practice & Study for OM yoga and leads meditation workshops around the world and online.  David is a regular contributor to the Living Section of the Huffington Post and is also an accomplished composer, producer and guitarist --- a four-time Emmy award winner and two-time Grammy nominee. His new book, Awakening From the Daydream: The Wheel of Life, will be released in early 2013 on Wisdom Publications. www.davidnichtern.com

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Podcast Appreciative Joy to the World with Nancy Thompson (Podcast)
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:42pm

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Appreciative Joy to the World with Nancy Thompson

This week, Nancy Thompson gives a talk titled "Appreciative Joy to the World." It was recorded on December 26th, 2011 in New York City.

Nancy Thompson is a reporter and editor for a regional daily newspaper in Connecticut. She is a graduate of the Interdependence Project's first teacher-training program and has trained with IDP founder Ethan Nichtern, Sarah Powers of the Insight Yoga Institute and Noah Levine at the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. She writes for the IDP blog, the Buddhist Dispatch, and leads a weekly meditation group at Samadhi Yoga Studio in Manchester, Connecticut.

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Podcast Lodro Rinzler Lecture on "The Buddha Walks into a Bar" (Podcast)
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7:30pm

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Lodro Rinzler Lecture on "The Buddha Walks into a Bar"

This week's podcast features a lecture on his new book "The Buddha Walks into a Bar."

Lodro Rinzler is a meditation practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout the United States. He has served as the Executive Director of the Boston Shambhala Center and currently oversees development efforts for Shambhala internationally. Lodro's column, What Would Sid Do?, appears regularly on the Huffington Post and the Interdependence Project. Lodro writes from his apartment in New York City.

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Podcast Lodro Rinzler and Ethan Nichern disuss The Buddha Walks into a Bar (Podcast)
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 1:23am

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Lodro Rinzler and Ethan Nichern disuss The Buddha Walks into a Bar

This week's podcast features an interview with Lodro Rinzler and Ethan Nichtern on his new book "The Buddha Walks into a Bar."

Lodro Rinzler is a meditation practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout the United States. He has served as the Executive Director of the Boston Shambhala Center and currently oversees development efforts for Shambhala internationally. Lodro's column, What Would Sid Do?, appears regularly on the Huffington Post and the Interdependence Project. Lodro writes from his apartment in New York City.

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Podcast Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 02 (Podcast)
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 12:22am

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Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 02

This week Meredith Arena interviews ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern on his new book, Your Emoticons Won't Save You. This is the second of a two part interview.

Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri or senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. At 33, he is currently the youngest empowered Senior Teacher in the global Shambhala community. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale and New York Universities, as well as at meditation and yoga centers and conferences around the world. His writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Tricycle Magazine, BuddhaDharma Magazine, Reality Sandwich, as well as other online publications. 

His new book is available for order as a limited print, individually signed edition on his website, ethannichtern.com, or as an ebook via Amazon Kindle, iBooks, or Nook.

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Podcast Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 01 (Podcast)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 8:43pm

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Ethan Nicthern and Meredith Arena discuss Your Emoticons Won't Save You Part 01

This week Meredith Arena interviews ID Project founder Ethan Nichtern on his new book, Your Emoticons Won't Save You. This is the first of a two part interview.

Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri or senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. At 33, he is currently the youngest empowered Senior Teacher in the global Shambhala community. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale and New York Universities, as well as at meditation and yoga centers and conferences around the world. His writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Tricycle Magazine, BuddhaDharma Magazine, Reality Sandwich, as well as other online publications. 

His new book is available for order as a limited print, individually signed edition on his website, ethannichtern.com, or as an ebook via Amazon Kindle, iBooks, or Nook.

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Podcast Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance with Ethan Nichtern Part Two (Podcast)
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 3:49pm

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Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance with Ethan Nichtern Part Two

This week's podcast features a lecture by Ethan Nichtern titled "Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance." The lecture was given on November 10th 2011 in Portland Oregon. This is the second of a two part podcast.

Buddhism is often misunderstood as a passive, even self-indulgent, discipline.  Ethan Nichtern explains how the rigorous practice of mindfulness and self-acceptance can radically and practically transform ourselves and the world.  By letting go of habits and assumptions, we begin to understand our true motivations and intentions, allowing us to create wise solutions to global problems such as consumerism, environmental damage, and societal inequity.  This topic is of great importance in times of social upheaval and protest movements such as we are experiencing today.

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is the founding director 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. His new book "Your Emoticons Won't Save You" will be released in January 2012.

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Podcast Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance with Ethan Nichtern Part One (Podcast)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 6:15pm

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Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance with Ethan Nichtern Part One

This week's podcast features a lecture by Ethan Nichtern titled "Radical Buddhism and the Paradox of Acceptance." The lecture was given on November 10th 2011 in Portland Oregon. This is the first of a two part podcast.

Buddhism is often misunderstood as a passive, even self-indulgent, discipline.  Ethan Nichtern explains how the rigorous practice of mindfulness and self-acceptance can radically and practically transform ourselves and the world.  By letting go of habits and assumptions, we begin to understand our true motivations and intentions, allowing us to create wise solutions to global problems such as consumerism, environmental damage, and societal inequity.  This topic is of great importance in times of social upheaval and protest movements such as we are experiencing today.

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is the founding director 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. His new book "Your Emoticons Won't Save You" will be released in January 2012.

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Podcast Tonglen Practice with Ethan Nichtern Part 02 (Podcast)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 7:36pm

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Tonglen Practice with Ethan Nichtern Part 02

This week's podcast features a lecture by Ethan Nichtern on the practice of Tonglen. The lecture was given on October 24th 2011 in New York City. This is the second of a two part podcast.

Translated as "giving and taking" Tonglen is practice where one visualizes taking on the suffering of others and offering happiness in return.  A training in dissolving the boundaries we normally place between the "self" and "other," this powerful practice focuses on opening the heart to new possibilities of relating with the world.

 

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is the founding director 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. His new book "Your Emoticons Won't Save You" will be released in January 2012.

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