Ethan Nichtern: Do I Need A Teacher? – Podcast 173


What is the role of a teacher in Buddhism and how is it evolving? What does it mean to have a teacher, and most importantly, do I really need one (really)?

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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 latest book, The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What The Coolest Fairy Tale of our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationshipswas released in September 2017 from FSG Books. His prior book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path made several major lists of the Best Books of 2015. 

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One thought on “Ethan Nichtern: Do I Need A Teacher? – Podcast 173

  1. I just want to express my gratitude for all the talks and the ongoing podcast updates.

    I started listening to this podcast about a year ago, with the intention to look for transcendental material for me to meditate, and was surprised to hear buddhist teachings from this podcast.

    Anyway I was glad i decided to listen to something different and allowed myself to absorb the teachings throughout the 2017 year. From this, I found better ways to meditate, I found better way to set my intentions, better ways to strategise my career path, better ways to see the world, and also i am not so caught up in difficult situations.

    I am really grateful for what you have done. Thank you.

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