The Road Home review ✓ 3

review The Road Home

'An invitation to a sane life' Jack KornfieldDo you feel at home Are you comfortable in your own skin Do you have a sense of belongingIn this book senior Buddhist teacher Ethan Nichtern addresses these uestions and guides us on the path we all take to find out who we really are and where we really belong Feeling truly at home he belie More of the same Buddhist content but watered down Buddhism lite for millennials At least the author references the masters He can practice Buddhism his own way but whatever he believes he is inconseuential and wrong it is in fact a religion This book represents true western spiritual materialism to claim a cultural practice as ethics or philosophy This is pretty gutsy from a 3rd generation practitioner I perceive his renaming classic Buddhist terms awake ism for Buddhism and heartmind for awareness as arrogant His own interpretation is Buddhism as a purely secular practice but he fails to acknowledge that it is practiced very differently outside the Shambhala system Little than cultural appropriation

characters × eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Ethan Nichtern

The Road Home

Ves comes not from our physical location but the ability to belong in the present moment without worrying about yesterday's regrets or tomorrow's to do list Nichtern provides the tools needed to reach this The Road PDFEPUB or awakeningOnce we feel relaxed and comfortable in our own skin our lives improve We become less anxious uncerta Ethan Nichtern has written a wonderful book that will greatly appeal to anyone interested in the increasingly popular exploration of mindfulness meditation and Buddhist philosophy and psychology He strikes just the right balance of practicality and scholarship Nichtern s chapter called Religion Secularism and a Sacred Path is perhaps the best discussion of how modern Buddhist practices fall on the secular to spiritual continuum The author uite competently reads his own audiobook but I was so impressed that I subseuently bought the hardcover edition as well for future reference Very highly recommended

Ethan Nichtern ✓ 3 read

In and stressed about the future we become able to listen to be compassionate and engage in meaningful relationships and activities We can all achieve this if only we can feel at home with ourselves and others This book is not about navel gazing or escapism instead it is a map to use in everyday life one that ultimately leads you home LOVED this book If you have even a passing interesting interest in mindfulness or meditation and how these map onto your modern life give this a read Incredible insights and highly relatable writing True friendship and intimacy take shape only when we are present enough to experience than just one narrative as well as to participate in our shared human experiences


10 thoughts on “The Road Home

  1. says:

    Because my Buddhism includes the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Jedis and unicorns

  2. says:

    An accessible clear funny and intelligent introduction to some of the key concepts in Buddhism The book blends traditional Buddhist thought with modern day neuroscience ethics and social justice concepts to really contextualise ancient teachings into the modern day I cannot recommend this book enough

  3. says:

    More of the same Buddhist content but watered down Buddhism lite for millennials At least the author references the master

  4. says:

    Ethan has done it again A wonderful read The book takes you on a contemporary journey through Buddhist concepts meditation options and ways to find balance sanity homeostasis and value in one's life The book reflects Ethan's own personal style kind compassionate accessible knowledgeable insightful and skillful Bringing to light the

  5. says:

    Ethan Nichtern has written a wonderful book that will greatly appeal to anyone interested in the increasingly popular explo

  6. says:

    If you’re curious about Buddhism and meditation but find the language of spiritual books too woo woo or impenetrable this book is for you In this smart funny and very accessible guide to contemporary Buddhism Ethan Nichtern breaks d

  7. says:

    LOVED this book If you have even a passing interesting interest in mindfulness or meditation and how these map onto your modern life give this a read Incredible insights and highly relatable writing True friendship and intimacy take shape only when we are present enough to experience than just one narrative as well as to participate in our shared human experiences

  8. says:

    This is a very good primer on meditation and the Shambhala Buddhist tradition I found the central metaphor of how to rest in the ga

  9. says:

    Clear and concise full of humorous and touching vignettes A broad yet highly accessible overview of the Buddhist teachings and how to apply them to be a little present for your life

  10. says:

    Some interesting and valuable points; however the breakdownstructure and long winded sentence fillers made it very difficult to follow for long in one sitting Hence the start finish dates255