What Are You Doing This Summer?

Dear Friends,

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,

Ethan Nichtern


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

Details and Registration


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

7-8:30pm EST


rsvp to info@ethannichtern.com

Join Ethan for his first free livecast: a discussion of his new novella/poetry book Your Emoticons Won’t Save You.

Is this a Buddhist Book? How does creativity fit into the path of mindfulness? RSVP to info@ethannichtern.com. You can order or download the book here.

More details will be coming soon on this first livecast.



Shambhala Sangha Retreat in Vermont with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

May 22nd – 27th

Karme Choling

Shambhala Meditation Center

Details and Registration

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

Rowe, MA

Details and Registration


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

Details and Registration


Ethan at Wanderlust Festival!

Ethan will be presenting at Speakeasy, the festival’s renowned lecture series pertaining to the mindful life.  

July 5th-8th

Copper Mountain Resort

Copper Mountain, Colorado


Private Students

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.

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