Ep. 31 of The Road Home Podcast: Making a Sustainable Meditation Practice

On this episode of The Road Home, Ethan Nichtern talks about making a sustainable meditation practice and overcoming some of the obstacles that can block your progress. How can you set up a meditation practice for long term success? Ethan talks about the keys to making a sustainable practice, including finding your spot, connecting with dharma buddies, and reframing your point of view. “For most of us, finding people to practice with, or check in with about our practice, is really important.” – Ethan Nichtern Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

Your 2020 Aspirations

Dear Friends, Whatever you are celebrating and whoever you are celebrating with, I hope the holidays are treating you well, and you are treating your own heartmind well, too. At this time of year, I ask the students I work with personally to contemplate aspirations for the coming year, as a way to enter 2020 with a bit more clarity of intention. I thought I'd share the exercise with you in case it might be useful. This can be done as a contemplation period after a sitting session, a journaling session, or any other form of structured reflection you find useful in your practice. It may be helpful to contemplate your aspiration on these two levels: Outer: What is your plan for outer practice, study, courses, retreats, body practice, service work, political engagement, creative practice or other forms of dharma practice in 2020? What would you like to aspire towards informally, or formally commit to taking on this year?Inner: What are

Ep. 30 of The Road Home Podcast – Leadership and the Art of Growing Up with Jerry Colonna

This time on the Road Home Podcast, Ethan Nichtern is joined by leadership coach Jerry Colonna for a conversation around balancing leadership and wealth with the principles of mindfulness and spiritual practice. Jerry Colonna is the CEO, and co-founder, of Reboot.io, an executive coaching and leadership development firm whose coaches and facilitators are committed to the notion that better humans make better leaders. For nearly 20 years, he has used the knowledge gained as an investor, an executive, and a board member for more than 100 organizations to help entrepreneurs and others to lead with humanity, resilience, and equanimity. Learn more about Jerry’s offerings at Reboot.io. Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

Ep. 29 of The Road Home Podcast – Understanding Racial Conditioning with Ruth King

Dharma teacher and author Ruth King joins Ethan Nichtern for a conversation around diversity in spiritual communities, white privilege and guilt, and understanding racial conditioning. Ruth King is an international teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition, and an emotional wisdom author and life coach. She is on the Teacher’s Council at Insight Meditation Community of Washington and Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and is the founder of Mindful Members Insight Meditation Community in Charlotte, NC. Her latest book is called Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out. You can learn more about her at ruthking.net. Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

Ep. 28 of The Road Home Podcast – The Mindfulness Revolution with David Nichtern

Ethan and David share their thoughts on the transformative impact of the Buddhist teachings, especially as the mindfulness revolution continues to become more mainstream.  David Nichtern hosts the Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck podcast. His new book, Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck, is now available. Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

Ep. 27 of The Road Home Podcast- Shauna Ahern

Author Shauna James Ahern joins Ethan on The Road Home Podcast for a conversation about finding our worth and healing the hungry ghosts that haunt us. Shauna M. Ahern has been writing all her life. For more than a decade, she was known best for her food writing. She is the author of four critically acclaimed cookbooks, including Gluten-Free Girl Every Day, which won a 2014 James Beard Book Award. Her work has been published or recognized by the New York Times, Bon Appétit, the Guardian, and the Washington Post. Shauna is a personal essayist at heart. She lives on a rural island off Seattle with her husband, Daniel, and their two children. Find recipes, blogs and more at glutenfreegirl.com/ Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

Ep. 26 of The Road Home Podcast – Amber Scorah

Ethan welcomes author Amber Scorah to The Road Home for a conversation about her exit from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the ‘partial cults’ we can all find ourselves trapped in. Amber Scorah is a Canadian writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of Leaving the Witness, and her articles have been published in The New York Times, The Believer, and USA Today. Prior to coming to New York, Scorah lived in Shanghai, where she was the creator and host of the podcast “Dear Amber – The Insider’s Guide to Everything China.” You can learn more about her at amberscorah.com and Twitter.  Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

Ep. 25 of The Road Home Podcast – Solving the Puzzle with David Nichtern

Ethan welcomes back David Nichtern to the Road Home to talk about creativity, spirituality, and livelihood, and how we can fit together the pieces of our life puzzle.  David Nichtern’s new book, Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck, comes out on October 8th – click here to order. He is the host of the Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck podcast on the Be Here Now Network. If you’d like to learn more about him, visit davidnichtern.com. Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

Ep. 24 of The Road Home Podcast: The Inner Work of Racial Justice with Rhonda Magee

This time on The Road Home Podcast, Rhonda Magee joins Ethan for a conversation about where mindfulness and meditation practices fit into our work in the world, our society and the justice system that governs us. Rhonda Magee is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and is an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law and Social Justice. Keep up with Rhonda online at rhondavmagee.com. Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

Ep. 23 of The Road Home Podcast: Cultivating Confidence with Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg joins Ethan Nichtern for an exploration of the ways we can develop our confidence through the practices of mindfulness and meditation. Recorded at the Garrison Institute, Sharon and Ethan share insight into the eight vicissitudes from the Buddhist tradition. Looking at how the vicissitudes can help us move away from the traps our ego and walk through life with confidence that comes from clear perspective and skillful action. Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.