More Good Dharma on Facebook

Ethan NichternEthan Nichtern—35-year-old son of David Nichtern, featured on this blog last month—is currently the youngest shastri (senior teacher) in Shambhala.

Like his father, Ethan has a popular Facebook page where he offers his own fresh insights on bringing age-old wisdom to modern life.

Insights like these:

“In the end, we have no choice but to be here. The question is not whether we come back to the present moment. We eventually will come back. The question is really how much kicking and screaming it takes to get us to return. Mindfulness practice is about decreasing the drama it takes to get us back HERE and NOW.”
—Ethan Nichtern, on Facebook, October 16, 2013

“Fearlessness is NOT the absence of fear. Good luck with wanting fear to go away. Ain’t gonna happen. Instead, Fearlessness is what happens in those moments we stop our evasive maneuvers toward fear and just look at it directly.”
—Ethan Nichtern, on Facebook, October 9, 2013

“How we handle ourselves in difficult moments is more important than how we handle ourselves when everything is fine. If we can just show up in difficult moments, even if we are totally messy and disoriented within them, then that means our practice is really thriving.”
—Ethan Nichtern, on Facebook, October 2, 2013

Want more? Visit Ethan’s Facebook. See also Ethan’s website at

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