Guided Meditation For Setting Intention in Uncertain Times

Practice contemplating and setting clear and meaningful intentions for the time ahead. Click below for the audio. The meditation is about 19 minutes, with commentary following. If you'd like to make a donation to support more free online teachings each week, please do so via this link.

Ep. 35 of The Road Home Podcast – Meditation for the Rest of Us with Justin Michael Williams

Author, public speaker, and musician Justin Michael Williams visits the Road Home Podcast for a conversation around making mindfulness and meditation more relatable and accessible to all people. From growing up with gunshot holes outside of his bedroom window to sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra, Justin Michael Williams knows the power of healing to overcome. He is an author, top 20 recording artist, and transformational speaker whose work has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Grammy.com, Yoga Journal, Billboard, Wanderlust, and South by Southwest. With over a decade of teaching experience, Justin has become a pioneering millennial voice for diversity and inclusion in wellness. Learn more at StayWokeGiveBack.com Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

Guided Compassion Meditation For Anxiety

Click below for a guided audio meditation on working with anxiety. The meditation is about 15 minutes with commentary following. If you'd like to make a donation to support more free online teachings each week, please do so via this link.

Ep. 34 of The Road Home Podcast – Evolving Dharma with Jay Michaelson

Ethan Nichtern shares a conversation with author and meditation teacher Jay Michaelson around integrating The Dharma into our modern lives. Jay Michaelson is a meditation teacher and editor at Ten Percent Happier, a leading meditation platform, and a weekly columnist at the Daily Beast covering religion, the Supreme Court, and LGBTQ issues. Jay has been leading meditation retreats in Buddhist, Jewish, and secular contexts for fifteen years. In addition to this work, Jay is also the author of seven books on contemplative practice; including his newest release, Enlightenment by Trial and Error. He has a JD from Yale Law School, a PhD in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination. Find articles and conversations with Jay that touch on a variety of topics at jaymichaelson.net. Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

Ep. 33 of The Road Home Podcast: Steve Silberman

On this episode of The Road Home, Steve and Ethan spoke about memories of Allen Ginsberg, the flaws of teachers, why Greta Thunberg is a great activist, and Steve's bestselling book Neurotribes. Steve Silberman is an American writer based in San Francisco, California. Silberman is best known as the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, which became a New York Times bestseller and was awarded the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize. His next book, The Taste of Salt, will be a history of cystic fibrosis. Silberman’s article “The Placebo Problem” won the AAAS “Kavli Science Journalism Award for Magazine Writing.” Silberman’s Wired article “The Geek Syndrome”, which focused on autism in Silicon Valley, was one of the first articles about autism in the technology industry. Learn more about Steve’s work and find insightful articles and blogs from Steve at stevesilberman.com. Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

Ep. 32 of The Road Home Podcast: Simran Sethi

On this episode of The Road Home, journalist Simran Sethi joins Ethan Nichtern for a conversation about her work with environmentalism and agricultural biodiversity. Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability and social change. She has written for outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, The Washington Post, Guernica and The Guardian. Simran is the author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love. Learn more about her at simransethi.com.  Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and more via The Be Here Now network.

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.

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.