Buddhist Literary Critic: My Favorite Books of 2015

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What an amazing year it has been, for myself as both a writer and reader. I never expected that The Road Home would make best-of-the-year book lists, but it made two of them. Crazy. I wanted to return the favor and share five of my favorite books of the year, including an honorable mention to a  few books I read this year that were actually published in 2014 or 2013 (because I'm slow, sometimes).  Favorite Books of 2015: (more…)

Watch This Online Talk about The Road Home via Open Heart Project!

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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

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

Only US: Creating An Enlightened World – New Podcast with Susan Piver from Shambhala NYC

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(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) It was my great pleasure to co-teach Shambhala NYC's Weekly Dharma Gathering a few months ago with dear friend, author, and awesome teacher Susan Piver. Hopefully we will get to do it more often. The podcast of the lecture is here. (Not sure why our podcast isn't up on iTunes yet, but it's easy to download at the link above). Topics covered included how to open your heart and work with people you disagree with (politically and otherwise), What to do when people mess with you in a whole Whole Foods parking lot (haha), and what to do when your family lives in a country people are calling Dumb-F@#$-istan! Check it out.