Online Buddhist Studies: The Six Realms. Study at Home Signup Open Until Friday March 11th on http://theidproject.org/events/2011/02/28/study-home-buddhist-studies-six-realms
Class Runs Feb 28 – April 4, 2011 7-9pm
The six realms of Buddhism create a template for understanding our mental and emotional experience that is simultaneously psychological, emotional, and artistically meaningful. Through guided meditation, lectures, and discussion, Ethan and David will approach the topics of destructive emotions, habitual tendencies, and how the very world itself appears to us through this framework, balancing a mystical or representational approach with a highly practical one.
Ethan Nichtern is the founding director and Senior Teacher in Residence of the Interdependence Project. For the past eight years, Ethan has taught ongoing meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and retreats in New York City and around North America. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and lectures regularly at Brown, Wesleyan, and New York Universities. In the summer of 2010, Ethan was empowered by his teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, as a Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition representing the New York region.. He has also studied Theravadan and Soto Zen traditions, and is an avid yoga practitioner.
David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He was one of the initial American students of the Tibetan master Trungpa Rinpoche. He writes a weekly blog about Buddhism on The Huffington Post and works with his wife, Cyndi Lee (renowned yoga teacher and founder of the OM yoga Center in NYC), to develop and lead yoga/meditation workshops. They teach their popular Yoga Body Buddha Mind Workshop around the world, and have trained thousands of teachers in the OM method which integrates hatha yoga and Buddhist practice. David Nichtern is also a well known composer, producer and guitarist, a 4 time Emmy winner and a two time Grammy nominee.
The Myth of Freedom by Chogyam Trungpa
Thoughts Without A Thinker by Mark Epstein
PDFs and other suggested readings provided
For Credit (Includes Conference Call)
$50 full price
$33 for IDP Global Members
$18 for IDP Global Members