Upcoming Events

Learn to Work With Strong Emotions

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April 30th, 2016 (11:30AM) at Shambhala NYC

Life isn’t always beautiful, pleasurable, or even tolerable. True contentment can never come from ignoring suffering, nor can we always be expected to just “think positively.” Bad things still happen. Pain still happens. Loss still happens. But with gentleness and curiosity, we can uncover our innate confidence and contentment.

In this class, students will learn to acknowledge and work with suffering directly. Meditation techniques will be introduced to help students identify the quality, nature and experience of fearful mind, and learn to meet their suffering with gentleness, nowness and inquisitiveness.

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Mindfulness Meditation at The Rubin Museum of Art


As part of The Rubin Museum’s new Mindfulness Meditation series, Ethan will be leading group meditation sessions from 12-1pm on Wednesday, February 10th, and Wednesday, March 30th.  See you there!

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

October 1-2, 2016 at Shambhala Austin

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Real Love: Bringing the Path to Your Relationships and Students

with Sharon Salzberg and Ethan Nichtern

October 28-30, 2016 at the Garrison Institute

Love and Relationship. It’s a topic that Buddhist teachings often speak of, yet in the modern culture we are often left to our own devices to put our meditative tools to the test in friendship, romantic partnership, difficult family dynamics, and work life.

Join friends and colleagues, Sharon Salzberg and Ethan Nichtern for a weekend retreat exploring the many aspect of Real Love.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMeditation Retreat for Everyday Life

with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette and Shastri Ethan Nichtern

March 3-11, 2017 at Karme Choling