Dear Friends, I just wanted to say thank you. Having just finished the East Coast stint of #TheRoadHome tour, it's been an amazing few weeks since the book's release. The hardcover version went into a 2nd printing about a week after publication, and the book has been Amazon's #1 New Release in Buddhism! People have emailed me with very kind words for the book from as far-flung places as France, Netherlands, Australia, Texas, California, Tennessee and...Brooklyn. News and upcoming events about The Road Home are below. And if you are planning to check out the book and haven't yet, it's available pretty much everywhere as a hardcover, ebook, or audio book. Again, thank you! Now on to the West Coast... Deep Bows, Ethan Book News Tricycle Magazine: Online Lecture and Retreat with Ethan: "Overcoming Spiritual Bypassing" Shambhala Sun: Published Excerpt of The Road Home Vice Interview: Ethan discusses The Road Home, the fragmentation of modern life, and
It was quite an amazing first week for #TheRoadHome. We are already hearing from many folks who are loving the book. If you haven't gotten a copy, you can follow this link to order The Road Home as a hardcover, ebook, or audible download. A click the title above for a rundown of interviews from the first week of publication.
So that was...um...a great launch for The Road Home. #understatement I had to take shelter on Dan Harris' shoulder it was so overwhelming. I was totally blown away last night by how awesomely supportive everyone was. Thank you to each and every one of the 275 people who came to the release party at abc home. Thanks so much to abc home, thanks to my family,Thanks to Sharon Salzberg and Dan Harris, and thanks to all the folks who worked on the book at FSG and Lisa Weinert Consulting! It was so amazing. Just a few photos by photographer John Hutchison are below. And please let me know what you think of the book!
I had a great time discussing The Road Home, The Buddhist Path, the problem with always feeling stuck in commute and never arriving, myths around creative process in relation to meditation, and yes, even Battlestar Galactica with my friend Maud Newton. The interview is up on FSG's Work In Progress blog. Please check it out, and if you feel inspired, check out The Road Home when it comes out on Tuesday (this coming Tuesday, finally!).
This year, I will be having more conversations with incredible people for the Interdependence Project podcast at the intersection of mindfulness practice, dharma, and modern life. Recently, I was able to have an amazing interview with bestselling author and ABC News Anchor Dan Harris. Part one of The iTunes podcast link is here and the website link is here. You should just go ahead and subscribe to the podcast. :) Dan's book 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works is a hilarious and moving memoir of one skeptic's journey to mindfulness, and is among the best books I've read for cynics about dharma and meditation. I was able to sit down with Dan at IDP in the East Village a few months ago for a truly great dialogue on meditation, panic attacks, the mindfulness movement, and secular Buddhism. It was a really wonderful conversation. Please
This year, I will be having more conversations with incredible people for the Interdependence Project podcast at the intersection of mindfulness practice, dharma, and modern life. Recently, I was able to have an amazing interview with bestselling novelist and zen priest Ruth Ozeki. The iTunes podcast link is here and the website link is here. Her novels A Tale for the Time Being, My Year of Meats, and All Over Creation have won major awards and moved a huge group of people, myself included. I was able to sit down with her at IDP in the East Village for a truly great dialogue on writing, meditation, the internet era, the nature of time, magical realism and cyber-bullying, among many other things. For folks in the NY area, Ruth will be teaching a daylong writing retreat at Brooklyn Zen on Sunday, April 26. I'm sure, from spending time with her, that that
I had so much fun speaking at the Monthly Dharma Gathering which is part of my dear friend Susan Piver's vibrant online community the Open Heart Project. The talk was a sneak preview at some of the ideas from my new book The Road Home (t-19 days until release, here's the preorder info). Susan and I are teaching together in Boston May 8 and 9 at the Shambhala Center. Check it out! In other news, a tiny handful of tickets were just added to the previously sold out The Road Home release event at ABC home in NYC on Tuesday April 21. Grab them quick if you want to come party and hear the wisdom of Sharon Salzberg and Dan Harris! Check out the talk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HwGjwEmPXI
It's only about 3 weeks from the release of The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path. The NYC release party with Sharon Salzberg, Dan Harris and other guests on Tuesday April 21 at abc home is almost SOLD-OUT
In my new book, The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path, I use examples from not one, but two, Bill Murray movies: The often Buddhist-quoted Groundhog Day and the timeless Ghostbusters. (more…)