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The Road Home podcast with Ethan Nichtern is a contemporary exploration of Buddhist teachings.  Since 2001, Ethan has taught meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and workshops around New York City and the United States. Formerly a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale, NYU, FIT, Antioch and other universities, and as well as at many meditation/yoga centers and conferences around the country and world.

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The Road Home podcast with Ethan Nichtern is a contemporary exploration of Buddhist teachings.  Since 2001, Ethan has taught meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and workshops around New York City and the United States. Formerly a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale, NYU, FIT, Antioch and other universities, and as well as at many meditation/yoga centers and conferences around the country and world.

    Ep. 78 - Despair & Media: A Buddhist Perspective

    Ep. 78 - Despair & Media: A Buddhist Perspective

    This time on The Road Home Podcast, Ethan Nichtern explores the relationship between despair and media and offers a reflection on ways we can mindfully consume social media.

    “There is this constant stream of drama news. And it's not about policy and it's not about what can we do about stuff. It's about the drama of a world in the dramatized darkness.”  – Ethan Nichtern

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    • 52 min
    Ep. 77 – In Defense of Choice, Interbeing & Democracy

    Ep. 77 – In Defense of Choice, Interbeing & Democracy

    On the heels of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, Ethan shares on women's rights, pro-choice vs pro-life, interdependence and interbeing, fascism, neutrality, and community. Taking an honest look at politics, he offers Buddhist ethical perspectives on how to deal with injustice and fear, process our trauma, and find small functional ways to help.

    "The tension of this path in a time of great upheaval is to engage on an interpersonal, social, and political level while still also working with our own minds." – Ethan Nichtern




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    • 43 min
    Ep. 76 - American Detox: The Myth of Wellness w/ Kerri Kelly

    Ep. 76 - American Detox: The Myth of Wellness w/ Kerri Kelly

    Ethan Nichtern welcomes author, Kerri Kelly, onto The Road Home to chat about wellness after tragedy and her new book, American Detox.

    Kerri Kelly is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement that is democratizing well-being for all. Kerri is a descendant of generations of firemen and first responders and has dedicated her life to kicking down doors and fighting for justice. She’s been teaching yoga for over 20 years and is known for making waves in the wellness industry. She challenges norms, disrupts systems, and mobilizes people to act. You can preorder her forthcoming book, American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal.

    "When folks start to realize that they're actually not well, that our well being is really limited by the structures and the conditions that we are a part of and that often we are participating, then I think people are going to realize that they have skin in the game." – Kerri Kelly

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    Ep. 75 – The Assault Rifle & the Lotus w/ Shannon Watts

    Ep. 75 – The Assault Rifle & the Lotus w/ Shannon Watts

    In the wake of the recent gun violence tragedies in America, social activist Shannon Watts rejoins the podcast for a conversation on what we can do to prevent gun violence.

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    Shannon Watts, a mother of five, social activist, and Buddhist practitioner; is the founder of Moms Demand Action, a leading force for gun violence prevention, and is an active board member of Emerge America and Rise to Run, two of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Watts is a contributor to The Huffington Post and Medium, and her writing has appeared in Vogue, Time, and The Washington Post. Shannon recently authored, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World.

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    Ep. 74 – Overcoming Individualism

    Ep. 74 – Overcoming Individualism

    This week on The Road Home Podcast, spend some one-on-one time with Ethan Nichtern as he discusses worldview and overcoming individualism.

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    “What begins to move us in another direction is the realization that nothing that we do actually comes from ourselves alone. There is nothing that we could actually take full credit for.” – Ethan Nichtern

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    • 56 min
    Ep. 73 – Dharma, Art & The Five Wisdoms with Kevin Townley Jr.

    Ep. 73 – Dharma, Art & The Five Wisdoms with Kevin Townley Jr.

    Buddhist renaissance man, Kevin Townley Jr, joins Ethan Nichtern for a conversation spanning the potent intersection of art and Dharma.

    Kevin Townley is a writer, filmmaker, actor, singer, museum guide, Buddhist teacher, and meditation instructor trained in the Sokuko-Ji Zen community under Kyoun Sokuzan. His film and television work includes appearances in My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Men in Black 3, The Detour, and Law & Order. With his band, Bambï, Townley adapted Judith Rossner's 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar' into the rock opera GOODBAR, performed at The Public Theater. Check out his new book Look, Look, Look, Look, Look Again: Buddhist Wisdom Reflected in 26 Artists. For more info, please visit KevinTownley.nyc and his Linktree

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Customer Reviews

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100 Ratings

100 Ratings

atovepipe ,

The Road Home podcast with Ethan Nichtern i

This podcast is a joy to listen, an essential part of my dharma practice. It is an excellent intersection of Buddhist practice and contemporary society , presented in a thoughtful articulate voice that deepens understanding of both elements. I strongly recommend this podcast to anyone. Oz

sarah.m.l ,

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I really enjoy this podcast - it’s a relief to hear dharma that appreciates the current state of things - I respect that race, class, gender, sexuality, and the struggle of marginalized people are thoughtfully discussed by Ethan and his guests, as well as foundational teachings of mindfulness and Buddhism.

Reader63566 ,

The Road Home Podcast with Ethan Nichtern

Interesting, deep diving, insightful conversations. Great host, wonderful guests. One of my favorite podcasts centered around meditation and Buddhist practice.

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