Long-term Buddhist teacher and author of The Road Home (which inspired a lecture series), Ethan Nichtern addresses the Wanderlust community on the mindful revolution.
As a teacher of the Shambhala lineage for the past 15 years, Nichtern has observed a shift occurring: More people are interested in mindfulness as a practice than ever before. For instance, in the past several years, TIME has featured a person meditating on their magazine cover twice.
One concern that Nichtern addresses with the growing popularity of mindfulness is the possibility of “McMindfulness,” or mass-produced mindfulness—where the ethics and core are stripped away as the practice becomes more prevalent.
“Enlightenment is about a completely balanced approach to being a compassionate and mindful person in this world.” – Ethan Nichtern
In this Speakeasy, Nichtern addresses several ways in which we can deepen our mindfulness practices, as well as why it’s important to do so. Two methods he discusses are to become students of ethics and to look at our practices beyond just the personal level.
For more information, visit his website.
Presented by Omega
Produced by Wanderlust Festival
Filmed by Circus Picnic
Edited by Start Motion Media
Filmed at Wanderlust Squaw Valley 2015
Accompanying text by Kristin Diversi