Sakyong’s Visit Discount! And Awesome Course Starts Next Week!

Dear Friends,

I hope you are being yourselves for halloween, in costume or not. I am very much looking forward to being on faculty for my teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s visit to NYC November 8-10. I have been offered, for anyone on this mailing list, a new discount code which gives $50 off the full weekend price, or $10 off the Friday night talk. See after the fold!

I made a little video about the Sakyong’s visit here as well.  Also, a great course on visualization -Online or In-Person in NYC-coming up, with Dr. Miles Neale.

I hope to see you soon. Best wishes,

Ethan Nichtern, Shastri

Expected to Sell Out: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in New York City

In the midst of the speed and aggression in our world, can we find the clarity, stability and resilience to shift our lives and society? Join renowned Buddhist teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as he shares methods to deal with the challenges we face and ways to integrate mindfulness into our everyday lives.

$50 off Promo Code when registering for the weekend is SPWKN
$10 off Promo Code for Friday Talk is SPRISC

Friday, Nov 8th 2013 Public Talk 
Saturday, Nov 9th Workshop with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Adam Lobel,
Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Marguerite Drescher
Sunday Nov 10th Shambhala Community Gathering for 

Please visit the Program Website to purchase tickets and get more info


Online Courses and NYC Classes with Ethan (Starts Monday!)

Accelerating the Hero’s Journey: The Art and Science of Visualization

Join Dr. Miles Neale and Shastri Ethan Nichtern for this  great new course: After nearly three decades of interest, mindfulness is now a common household term and its widespread practice evident from Dharma centers to therapy offices, from public schools and corporations and even to the US military. A second wave of interest in meditation has currently shifted towards compassion-based practices and we have seen an associated increase of interdisciplinary dialog, clinical application and health research on positive social emotions.

On the horizon will be a third wave of interest in the little known and often misunderstood practices of visualization common to the esoteric traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Yoga.  Anticipating future trends, this series takes a multi-perspectival look at the various dimensions of Tibetan Buddhist visualization practice, including its philosophical underpinnings, psychological mechanisms, and neurological correlates. In addition to diverse lecture topics, each class will focus on building a vibrant visualization practice that exercise the mental muscles of mindfulness, compassion, wisdom and inspiration simultaneously.

In Person Course Monday nights 7-9pm, October 28-December 2
Online Course Download begins Oct 29
Details and Registration

Tuesday Nights at Shambhala NYC! 7-845pm – Details

A Great Public Talk Night to bring friends! Initial meditation instruction provided to anyone who is interested

November 5: Mayors and Sakyongs – Leadership For The Right Reasons
December 3: Dealing With Your Family

Residential Retreats

Ethan’s Only Residential Retreat of 2014!
Two Week Residential Retreat (Half-Dathun) – March 2014 Co-taught with Acharya Suzann Duquette

This is Ethan’s only retreat opportunity of 2014 as he finishes his next book, The Road Home. This retreat will be in a magical setting in Vermont, and a profound opportunity to deepen your practice and path, and recharge your personal batteries. Acharya Duquette is one of Ethan’s personal mentors, and a phenomenal dharma teacher! It is possible to attend for just one week.

March 6th-21st, 2014
Karmê Chöling Shambhala Meditation Center Barnet, Vermont


 IDP’s 2014 Yearlong Immersion Training and Instructor Program 

Application Deadline Jan 15, 2014
Join this groundbreaking yearlong six weekend program to truly deepen your study and begin to learn how to guide others on the path of meditation



– Many new blog posts are available on the website, including pictures of a fascinating evening watching Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh execute calligraphy at the ABC Carpet and Home.

Free Podcasts

-A New Recent Lecture is available. Download Here.

Private Students

 Ethan currently has a wait list for new one-on-one dharma students for monthly sessions, which can take place in NYC or remotely via Skype.  Please email for more information.


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