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December 14, 2018—December 16, 2018

Ethan Nichtern and Sharon Salzberg: Real Change

There are a limited number of partial scholarships available from the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism for those with financial need. Apply here.

Many of us find our conditioning (personal, familial and societal) urges us to be, as Ethan Nichtern wrote some years ago, “separate, selfish, and scared.” In this retreat, through dialogue, meditation practice and reflection, we will explore the movement from there to a life based on being connected, compassionate, and courageous.

Suitable for new and experienced meditators.


Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. He is the author  of the acclaimed book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path, and has recently published The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What The Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships. For the past 15 years, Ethan has taught meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and workshops around New York City and the United States. He primarily studies in the Shambhala tradition under Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, but has also studied Theravadan and Soto Zen Buddhism. He is also an avid yoga practitioner.

Sharon Salzberg
 is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her most recent work, Real Love. Renowned for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. For more information, visit her site.

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