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Ethan Nichtern, Shanté Smalls, David Perrin: The State of Shambhala – Podcast 217

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In the wake of recent sexual abuse allegations within the Shambhala community, Joy Gutierrez moderates a discussion about the state of Shambhala with Ethan Nichtern, David Perrin, and Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls. 

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Ethan Nichtern: Why Lineage Matters – Podcast 209

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What’s the point of lineage? And does commitment to a lineage mean giving up our authentic selves? Ethan Nichtern talks about why lineage matters.

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Ethan Nichtern: Working with Craving and Addiction – Podcast 196

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Alcohol. Caffeine. Food. Sex… We all get caught up in patterns of craving. Shastri Ethan Nichtern leads an examination of these cyclical states of mind, and how meditation helps us cultivate curiosity and self-acceptance about the mechanics of craving and addiction.

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Ethan Nichtern: Meditation is All About Confidence – Podcast 188

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The Shambhala teachings emphasize being present, awake, and brave. How is this done? By cultivating a kind of confidence not conditioned by the events of our lives. Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses why meditation is all about confidence. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen … Continue 

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Ethan Nichtern: Changing the World Without Being a Jerk – Podcast 182

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As our awareness grows through meditation, what is our responsibility to society at large? Ethan Nichtern discusses some principles for mindful activism, balancing the personal, interpersonal, and collective levels of our experience. 

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Ethan Nichtern: Sustaining a Meditation Practice – Podcast 176

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Why is it so challenging to sustain a meditation practice? Shastri Ethan Nichtern offers some real hints for getting your meditation practice going this year.

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

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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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Ethan Nichtern: Using Your Story to Wake Up – Podcast 163

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We all have a story. These stories can either trap us, or they can be liberating. While discussing his latest book, The Dharma of the Princess Bride, Shastri Ethan Nichtern describes how our stories can be the setting for our own awakening.

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Ethan Nichtern: No Such Thing as a Relationship Expert – Podcast 151

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If we want to wake up, we have to deal with others. Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses the importance of our relationships to the path, while dispelling common myths about mastering them. There’s no such thing as a relationship expert. 

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Ethan Nichtern: How Can Buddhists Deal With Wealth? – Podcast 148

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What does the Dharma have to teach us about money? Value? Self-worth? Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses the implications of wealth and generosity on an individual and societal level.