*Author Event* A discussion with Ethan Nichtern on topics from his new book "Confidence"

June 19th

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  • $25 Enriching
  • $10 Sustaining
  • Empowering / Pay what you can afford
Room: All Rooms


“The ability to stay present with a difficult moment or uncomfortable emotion is called ‘holding your seat.’” [...] “To hold your seat means to demonstrate confidence without bluster. This power comes from presence, from knowing that life is full of forces that can make you either howl at the wind or go hide in a corner, and understanding that these forces are never going to stop moving.”


In today’s culture of intense polarization and constant change, how do we find the confidence to navigate life’s challenges? How can we respond mindfully to this moment in history without being emotionally reactive? Is this really the time for meditation, for looking inward? 

Join us in conversation with author Ethan Nichtern as he discusses these topics and more from his upcoming book Confidence: Holding Your Seat through Life’s Eight Worldly Winds. There will be an opportunity to ask questions as well as purchase the book at the event.

If you are interested in purchasing the book at the event, please mention this in the “notes” section when registering.

A note from the book: 
“Confidence is a practice, not an end point. And if there is such a thing as enlightenment, then it can be defined only by a perpetual willingness to engage in the practice itself,” writes Nichtern. “We are here. This is happening. Let’s begin.”

About the Author:

Ethan Nichtern is the author of Confidence: Holding Your Seat through Life’s Eight Worldly Winds and several other titles, including the widely acclaimed The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path. A renowned contemporary Buddhist teacher and the host of The Road Home Podcast, Nichtern has offered meditation and Buddhist psychology classes at conferences, meditation centers, yoga studios, and universities, including Brown, Yale, and NYU. He has been featured by CNN, NPR, the New York Times, Vogue, and Business Insider and has written for the Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, Buddhadharma, and more. He lives in Brooklyn. Visit him online at http://www.EthanNichtern.com.