In Episode 41 of the Metta Hour Podcast, “Transformational Activism with Eric Schneiderman & Ethan Nichtern,” Sharon sits down with Ethan Nichtern and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to talk about transformational activism. The three discuss what exactly transformational Read More
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Exploring the Relationship Between Spirituality and Social Engagement with Eric Schneiderman, Sharon Salzberg & Shastri Ethan NichternPURCHASE TICKETS
Transformational Activism is a journey of awakening that weaves together personal accountability, interpersonal awareness, and political and cultural engagement. With the upcoming election, the time is ripe for a conversation about mindfulness, activism and how to stay both aligned and engaged in the turbulent landscape of current social and political events. “I hope people come to see their meditation and yoga practices as a profound political act, and I hope people come to see their political work and social engagement as a profound spiritual practice.” -Eric Schneiderman (The Road Home)
Eric T. Schneiderman was elected the 65th Attorney General of New York State on November 2, 2010. Eric has fought for justice for all workers, defending their right to a fair and decent wage for a full day’s work. Since 2011, Attorney General Schneiderman has successfully secured more than $20 million in restitution for to more than 17,000 workers across New York. Eric has also taken on big financial institutions that use illegal tactics referred to as Insider Trading 2.0 to gain unfair advantage over average investors.
Ethan Nichtern is the author of the acclaimed book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path. For the past 14 years, Ethan has taught meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and workshops around New York City and the United States. He primarily studies in the Shambhala tradition under Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, but has also studied Theravadan and Soto Zen Buddhism. He is also an avid yoga practitioner.