For Episode 12 of the Real Love Podcast Series, Sharon speaks with friend and colleague Ethan Nichtern about his new book, “The Dharma of the Princess Bride”. Ethan and Sharon have co-taught together numerous times on the topic of love and relationship and here they continue the conversation! They discuss a variety of the complexities of relationship in family, friendship and romance as Ethan had explored them in his new book. They also speak about the role of love in community and politics, discussing Ethan’s work in transformational activism. This podcast is the 12th episode of a weekly REAL LOVE PODCAST SERIES. The Real Love Podcast Series is a special series on the Metta Hour featuring a variety of conversations with some of the world’s finest thinkers and teachers exploring Sharon’s new book “Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection“. Real Love a field guide for anyone seeking awakened living
[caption id="attachment_1695" align="alignleft" width="225"] Dan Harris, Ethan Nichtern and The Dharma of The Princess Bride[/caption] So awesome to be on Dan Harris' podcast to discuss the myths we make about relationship, pop culture, Buddhism and meditation in the modern world, and of course, The Dharma of The Princess Bride. Download at this link! And the meditation skeptic in your should read Dan's book 10% Happier! Remember to pre-order the new book if you like the podcast! Thanks! It will be everywhere Sep 12. Release party in NYC September 19. Get tickets here!
It was such an honor to be a guest on the amazing Duncan Trussell's podcast to discuss my new book, The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What The Coolest Fairytale of our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships. It was also great to discuss relationships, awakening, gurus, and whether or not you can really become enlightened without leaving the world behind. Listen here, and please remember to pre-order the new book which will be out on September 12 everywhere!
Check out Ethan’s new lecture on the Shambhala Podcast, No Such Thing As A Relationship Expert” Here's A Quote from Ethan's new book, which you can pre-order now: That’s right, nobody is a relationship expert. Let me be clear: Of course, certain professionals have extensive psy- chological training to help others with their relationships. I am not claiming that this training is in any way invalid. Seeking relationship guidance from a third party with the skills to help can be one of the smartest and most humbling things we ever do. But the only way to progress with relationships is to connect with our longing to know ourselves more deeply, and to extend that longing to know- ing others as well. By de nition, no single person can be an expert at relationships. Every relationship is a collabora- tion between (at least) two people, and an expert is one lone person.
Check out Ethan’s new lecture on the Shambhala Podcast, How Can Buddhists Deal With Wealth?” How do value ourselves and others properly, while living in a world of such inequality, poverty? How do we come to see the whole world as gold? Remember to check out the award-winning book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path if you haven’t already. Ethan's next book - The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What The Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships is available for preorder, and in bookstores everywhere (hardcover, ebook and audiobook) September 12! This Shambhala podcast has lots of great teachers and lectures on it (Ethan is featured about once every three or four episodes), so you probably just subscribe via iTunes. Enjoy!
Check out Ethan's new lecture on the Shambhala Podcast, True Love and RomComs." How does meditation, and the dharma, help us dance with the intensity of love and relationships? Remember to check out the award-winning book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path if you haven't already. This Shambhala podcast has lots of great teachers and lectures on it (Ethan is featured about once every three or four episodes), so you probably just subscribe via iTunes. Enjoy!