with Ethan Nichtern


Tuesdays, July 16th – August 6th, 2024

from 7:00pm – 9:00pm ET



How do we stand firm amid the ups and downs of existence?


In this new online course, we will use meditation teacher Ethan’s new book Confidence: Holding Your Seat Through Life’s Eight Worldly Winds to take a deep and meaningful dive into how hope and fear disrupt us as we try to show up to our lives with confidence.

Using the meditation technique of “Windhorse” as our guiding practice, we will dive deep into the eight experiences that knock us off our seats, leaving us feeling defeated, and learn contemplative tools to help us work with these forces. We will examine four powers of confidence, which can help us show up to life more fully and do hard things with greater compassion and awareness.

This course is open to all levels of experience.


About Ethan

Ethan Nichtern is a Senior Buddhist teacher, author, and lecturer. For the past 19 years, Ethan has taught meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and workshops around New York City, North America and Europe, along with working with students privately.

He was formerly 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 at many other meditation/yoga centers and conferences around the country and world.

Ethan is the author of the acclaimed books The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path and The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What The Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships. He is also the author of One City: A Declaration of Interdependence, and the Novella/poetry collection, Your Emoticons Won’t Save You, and his most recent book Confidence: Holding Your Seat Through Life’s Eight Worldly Winds.

He founded and served as executive director (2007-11) of the Interdependence Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to secular Buddhist practice and transformational activism and arts.

Ethan primarily studied in Shambhala and Tibetan traditions, as well as Theravadan and Soto Zen Buddhism. Ethan is an avid yoga practitioner. He served as Shastri, or Senior Teacher-In-Residence, for the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York from 2010-18.

In 2018, Ethan launched his podcast, The Road Home, available on iTunes and Stitcher.

Ethan has been featured on CNN, NPR, ABC/Yahoo News, The New York Times, Vogue.com, Business Insider, Nautilus, and Vice to discuss Buddhism and meditation in the 21st Century. His articles have been featured on The Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Shambhala Sun, Tricycle Magazine, BuddhaDharma Magazine, and Reality Sandwich as well as other online publications.




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