Shastri Ethan Nichtern is a senior teacher at Shambhala, founder of the Interdependence Project, and author of several books on Buddhism (One City, and Your Emoticons Won't Save You). One of my favorite contemporary teachers of the dharma. His most recent book, The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path, just came out. We sat down at the Shambhala Center in New York to discuss the state of Buddhism within the practical world of today and how we are moving forward. Today's discussion includes:
Shambhala, today, explained
Cleaning up your act
Looking at how we could use our spiritual practice in our lives
Consciousness is your home
Skillfully working with your mess
A short discussion about interdependence
Scientific Materialism, Consciousness and Buddhism
Religion without blind faith
Keeping it real with new voices in Buddhism
Self promoting authentically by cultivating your attention
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