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The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path Hardcover – April 21, 2015
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“Ethan is the future of Buddhism.” ―Sharon Salzberg (from the foreword)
“Grounded in compassion, Nichtern's teaching offers a profound, lucid, and complex education in self-awareness, interdependence, and enlightenment.” ―Publishers Weekly
“A wise, humane, and deeply sympathetic introduction to the practice of Buddhism . . . Those wondering what Buddhism is all about will find plenty to think about in these pages, which make for a gentle and user-friendly invitation to explore further . . . Thoughtful and helpful alike.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Makes ancient Buddhist teachings and texts approachable, contemporary, and relevant . . . Valuable for readers looking for an introduction to Buddhist teachings as they relate to meditation practice or for those searching for ways to live their lives in the here and now.” ―Library Journal (Starred Review)
“A beautiful guide and invitation to a sane life. Refreshingly straightforward, accessible, skillful and kind.” ―Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart
“Ethan Nichtern is as gifted and compassionate a teacher in writing as he is in person. In The Road Home, he proposes that we move past our destructive repetitive patterns not by shellacking over sadness or anger or fear with some sort of enlightened-guru positivity but by accepting them, in all their contours, as an inevitable part of what makes us human. I've dog-eared my copy so thoroughly, it's swollen to twice its normal size.” ―Maud Newton
“The Road Home potently takes traditional Buddhism and makes it beautifully accessible and relevant for today's spiritual seeker and skeptic alike. This book has the power to cure apathy in today's society, and I think the world of it.” ―Lodro Rinzler, author of The Buddha Walks into a Bar…
About the Author
Ethan Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and 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 as it applies to transformational activism, mindful arts and media projects, and Western psychology. Nichtern has taught meditation and Buddhist studies classes and retreats across the United States since 2002. He is based in New York City.
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“It’s a mark of great spiritual laziness to take the world we inherit as a given."
Ethan explains the inner road home in a contemporary context using Buddhist philosophy as a backdrop to provide terminology, depth and tools for individual and community exploration.
It’s by far the best book on Buddhism I’ve read and an excellent introduction for those new to Buddhism.
As I write this I’m hesitant to stress ‘Buddhism' to not alienate anybody not familiar with Buddhism and may perceiving Buddhism as a religious esotericism. But as Ethan writes Buddhism is the science of the mind and this book is a must read for anybody curious in understanding and harnessing the power of their mind.
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The book uses the notion of a "Commuter", for people who go through life, clouded by ignorance, who are unaware. This book teaches you how to take the journey home using Tibetan Buddhism and Shambala traditions. But at all times, it's clear and understandable. This book has taught me a lot as a practicing Buddhist. Get this book today!!