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Ethan Nichtern

The Shambhala Principle: We Made This World, We Can Change It

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 07.21.2013 | Books
Ethan Nichtern

"Society" is a creation of the minds of those who inhabit it; it always has been and always will be. Thus, we have always been and will always be empowered to change society for the better.

The Meaning Of 'Personal Responsibility': A Buddhist Response To Mitt Romney

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Ethan Nichtern

The version of personal responsibility which Romney espouses in these comments is one that is isolated, fearful and lacking in empathy. The version of personal responsibility that come from seeing interdependence is inclusive, courageous and deeply empathetic

A Meditation For The Fall

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 11.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

Now is a good time to clear out some mental baggage, purify any sense of guilt or remorse about what we did or didn't do over the summer, and reset our intention for the fall.

A Buddhist Sleep Lesson: Awakening From The Day Dream

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

I wanted to jump in and participate in the ongoing discussion of sleep, but what I came up with, after contemplating the whole topic for some time, was to look further into what it means to actually be awake.

Tiger Woods, Buddhism And Redemption

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

It occurred to me that many folks here in the West may not really know much about the Buddhist tradition and what it has to say about redemption, salvation, or anything else for that matter.