Happy April. I just wanted to pass along news of all the summer meditation retreats I’ll be leading or assisting with, including one with my own teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in Vermont at the end of May; IDP’s first ever weeklong retreat in Massachusetts in June, and a retreat in Colorado with my friend, teacher, and mentor Dr. Gaylon Ferguson, Acharya in August. Whatever happens, I hope we all make some time to deepen our practice this summer.
Also, I’m happy to announce my first ever video livecast talk and discussion on Thursday May 10. It’s a free event (details below), and I hope to do it about every six weeks in the future.
Please see what’s new below, and let me know how you are doing!
All best wishes for an awesome Spring,
Tomorrow Night! Dharma Talk: What to Do When People Annoy You – NYC
Tues April 3, 2012
Shambhala Meditation Center New York
New Weekly Course: A Tantric and Neurobiological Look at the Four Noble Truths at The Interdependence Project
Along with Psychotherapist Dr. Miles Neale, we will take an innovative look at the Four Noble truths, as viewed through the lens of the Tantric Buddhist practice and new developments in the field of psychology and neurobiology.
Mondays, April 16th – May 7th
The Interdependence Project
New York, NY
Home Study is Available
Dharma Talk: Radical Buddhism & the Paradox of Acceptance – Boulder, CO
Tues, April 24, 2012
Boulder Shambhala Center
Online Livecast and Discussion: The Enlightened Artist – What Creativity Has To Do With the Path of Awakening
Thurs, May 10, 2012
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Join Ethan for his first free livecast: a discussion of his new novella/poetry book Your Emoticons Won’t Save You.
More details will be coming soon on this first livecast.
RETREATS THIS SUMMER
Shambhala Sangha Retreat in Vermont with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
May 22nd – 27th
Shambhala Meditation Center
Ethan is assistant teaching with his teacher and mentors at this retreat on Being Brave. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharyas Adam Lobel Suzann Duquette are among those participating in this five-day retreat for the Shambhala community. A great chance to meet Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and deepen your practice.
Week-long Retreat with Ethan and Jean Claude Van Itallie & The Interdependence Project in June
Join the IDP Community at beautiful Shantigar Retreat for a week of study and meditation in the country. Limited accomodations remaining in guest house, and tent camping is still available and affordable!
Saturday, June 16th – June 23th
Shantigar Retreat Center
Summer Meditation Retreat (Dathun) with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson and Shastri Ethan Nichtern
Ethan is excited to be leading this retreat with Dr. Gaylon Ferguson. Dr. Ferguson is one of Ethan’s own mentors and the author of the wonderful meditation book, Natural Wakefulness. This meditation retreat is for both new and experienced meditators and will focus on developing a deep understanding of shamatha, or “peaceful abiding” meditation. It may be done it its entirety or taken in weekly segments.
Friday, July 27th – August 24th
Shambhala Mountain Center
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
Note: Ethan will be in attendance at the Dathun August 8th-24th Only
Ethan at Wanderlust Festival!
Ethan will be presenting at Speakeasy, the festival’s renowned lecture series pertaining to the mindful life.
Copper Mountain Resort
Copper Mountain, Colorado
Ethan may have a few openings for new one-on-one students for monthly sessions, which can take place in NYC or remotely via Skype. Please email Kimberly Brown for more information.