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.
Ethan invites Aarti Tejuja, Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls and David Perrin to the show for an open discussion of the revelations which have recently transformed the Shambala community and together look forward to where they see the future of Shambala heading.
The group examines the impact which allegations against former Shambala leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche of abuse and misconduct has had on themselves and the community. They examine questions of inclusivity, the responsibility of leadership and awareness towards marginalization in Shambala and other spiritual communities. Join these four for an honest reflection of missteps taken and the opportunity for moving forward with greater accountability, transparency and parity among all members of the Sangha.
For a more comprehensive understanding about the allegations against Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche we invite you to read coverage from Tricycle Magazine: Allegations Against Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Lions Roar: Misconduct by Leader of Shambhala Community. You can also find Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s full letter to the Shambala community around the allegations: To the Shambhala Community
If you would like to share your thoughts with Ethan on all that has unfolded or would like to hear more from him on stepping down as Shastri and Ethan’s ongoing involvement in the Shambala community, please click here: Stepping Down As “Shastri,” Staying For The Shambhala Community
Join Ethan, Shanté, David and Joy Gutierrez at the Shambhala Center of NYC on November 20 at the Weekly Dharma Gathering for a continuation of this conversation about the future of Shambhala.
Find more information and resources here: https://beherenownetwork.com/the-road-home-ep-7-the-future-of-shambhala/