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For Immediate Release

March 23, 2015

Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence

541 Pawtucket Avenue, 2nd Flr, Pawtucket, RI 02860

shambhala.providence.org | shambhalainfo@gmail.com | 617.903.7647

Contact: Steve DeCollibus, Publicity Director

The Road Home: Talk and Book Signing with Ethan Nichtern

Thursday, May 7 at 6 pm

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence announces a special evening in its weekly Awake! Providence series. On Thursday, May 8, Ethan Nichtern, widely considered one of the most accessible, innovative and experienced of the current generation of Buddhist teachers, will offer a lively talk and signing of his new book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path (FSG Northpoint, April 2015). In The Road Home, Ethan Nichtern investigates the journey each of us takes to find where we belong. Drawing from contemporary research on meditation and mindfulness and his experience as a Buddhist teacher and practitioner, Nichtern describes in fresh and deeply resonant terms the basic existential experience that gives rise to spiritual seeking—and also to its potentially dangerous counterpart, spiritual materialism. He reveals how our individual quests for self-awareness ripple forward into relationships, communities, and society at large. And he explains exactly how, by turning our awareness to what’s happening around us and inside us, we become able to enhance our sense of connection with others and, at the same time, change for the better our individual and collective patterns of greed, apathy, and inattention. Ethan Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition as well as the author of One City: A Declaration of Interdependence. He is also the founder of The Interdependence Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to secular Buddhist study and Transformational Activism. Nichtern has taught meditation and Buddhist studies classes and retreats across the United States since 2002.

Praise for The Road Home––

“Ethan is the future of Buddhism.” Sharon Salzberg (from the book’s foreword)

“A beautiful guide and invitation to a sane life. Refreshingly straightforward, accessible, skillful and kind.” — Jack Kornfield

“[Ethan is] a supercool, deeply kind brainiac—imagine a very chilled-out blend of Pauls Auster and Rudd—who is also to-the-cushion born.” -Sally Singer, Vogue.com 

More information––

On Ethan Nichtern:http://www.ethannichtern.com/about/

On The Road Home, as listed by Macmillan Publishers: http://us.macmillan.com/theroadhome/ethannichtern

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