The Road Home: The Journey of Relationships - February 28

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Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016 (14:00 -15:30)
Teacher : Ethan Nichtern
Price per person: $0.
Patron Price: $10.
Please join Shastri Ethan Nichtern for a lively talk on relationships, drawing from his new book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path (FSG Northpoint, April 2015).
 
Do you feel at home right now? Or do you sense a hovering anxiety or uncertainty, an underlying unease that makes you feel just a bit uncomfortable, a bit distracted and disconnected from those around you?

In The Road Home, Shastri Nichtern investigates the journey each of us takes to find where we belong. Drawing from contemporary research on meditation and mindfulness and his experience as a Buddhist teacher and practitioner, he describes in fresh and deeply resonant terms the basic existential experience that gives rise to spiritual seeking—and also to its potentially dangerous counterpart, spiritual materialism. He also reveals how our individual quests for self-awareness ripple forward into relationships, communities, and society at large, and explains exactly how, by turning our awareness to what’s happening around us and inside us, we become able to enhance our sense of connection with others and, at the same time, change for the better our individual and collective patterns of greed, apathy, and inattention.
 
About the Teacher
 
Shastri Ethan Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition as well as the author of One City: A Declaration of Interdependence. He is also the founder of The Interdependence Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to secular Buddhist study and Transformational Activism. He has taught meditation and Buddhist studies classes and retreats across the United States since 2002,  and is widely considered one of the most accessible, innovative and experienced of the current generation of Buddhist teachers.

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