Ethan Nichtern & Miles Neale: Meditation, Activism, and Spiritual Bypassing – Podcast 132

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As the world faces great economic, geopolitical and environmental threats, we might experience re-traumatization, learned helplessness, and paralysis.
Meditation practice promises to increase resilience and deepen compassion in order to address challenges. But what prevents us from actualizing this potential? Is meditation really enough to change the world?


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Shastri Ethan Nicthern is a lifelong member of the Shambhala community, and Senior Teacher in Residence for the Shambhala NYC community. His most recent book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path made several major lists of the Best Books of 2015. His next book, The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What The Coolest Fairy Tale of our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships will be released September 2017 from FSG Books.

Dr. Miles Neale maintains a private Buddhist psychotherapy practice in New York City, teaches meditation and public courses inspired by the Indo-Tibetan mind science tradition and co-directs Nalanda Institute’s Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy for health-care professionals, offered in New York City, Toronto and Barcelona. Additionally, Dr. Neale is Instructor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College where he conducts meditation research and trains a new generation of medical students in integrative methods of self-healing. Miles is currently writing his first book on working with karma and trauma in Buddhist psychotherapy.

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