First “The Road Home” Related Event Free and Online this Wednesday April 1

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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

Bill Murray Gives Amazing Meditation Instruction!

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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…)

New Free Podcast Via Shambhala: Dharma Art, Creativity and the Path of Meditation

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Check out Ethan's new lecture on the Shambhala NYC Podcast, "Creativity and the Path of Meditation." Ethan says about this one "I took my best shot at describing a topic very close to my heart, and I think, very close to a lot of our hearts." Enjoy!

Mindful Speech in the Internet Era

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The Buddhist tradition has many teachings about expressing ourselves skillfully and mindfully. I think these guidelines need to be updated for the Internet era.

Free Podcast Lecture: Fear is Your Best Frenemy via Shambhala Podcast

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Check out Ethan's new lecture on the Shambhala NYC Podcast, "Fear is Your Best Frenemy."

What is Tantra? New Podcast

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Via Shambhala NYC here is a lecture entitled "What is Tantra?" on the Meditation in the City Podcast.

Article on Tonglen Meditation in Shambhala Sun

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Friends, here is the article in pdf form on Tonglen meditation (compassion meditation) I contributed for the July 2014 issue of Shambhala Sun Magazine. Enjoy!

Teaching Sara Haines of ABC News about Meditation

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I had a fun time teaching Sara Haines of ABC News a little bit about mindfulness meditation this week. She was a good student, a fan of books by Pema Chodron and Matthieu Ricard.

Podcast: Career, Livelihood, and Dharma

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A new podcast lecture on Career, Dharma, and Right Livelihood by Ethan is up on Shambhala's podcast, "Meditation in The City." Apparently, people like it: Right livelihood podcast. Hit me right between the eyes. Thanks @ShambhalaNYC http://t.co/qrIUiPOwSO — Gerald Lee (@GEvolving) April 13, 2014

Fire Your Ninja Assassin

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Despite all of the teachings to the contrary, it still seems like most of us, even those of us with committed Dharma practices, still fall into the trap of trying to avoid, dissolve or destroy difficult emotions. It's not so much that we want to go to war with our own thoughts and emotions, it's more like we want to hire a ninja assassin to take our difficult thoughts in the middle of the night, to quietly slit the throat of our feelings when no one is watching.