Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and currently senior teacher-in-residence for the Shambhala NYC community. He is the author of the acclaimed book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path and most recently, The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What The Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships.
I’m so excited to have Ethan on the show again to talk about all the ways this his book, The Dharma of The Princess Bride, relates to how we live our lives. Our conversation touches on transparency, the Trump era, and technology. Ethan is one of my favorite people and I’m so grateful he’s shared his thoughts with us.
Radically Reflective Ethan
Radically Inspired Clarity
Ethan Nichtern Answers…
Radically Loved Quotes
“It’s really important that spiritual teachers are leading the way, becoming more empathetic and empowering others.”
“Any spiritual teaching arises from the context of a cultural moment or personal moment.”
“Intoxicants can mean that which you see that takes your mind away from thinking clearly.”
“Within any tradition there are many different perspectives.”
A Little More About Our Guest
For the past 15 years, Ethan has taught meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and workshops around New York City and North America and Europe. 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. www.ethannichtern.com