Interview with Susan Piver and Ethan Nichtern Part One

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This podcast features an interview between Ethan Nichtern and Susan Piver. This is the first of a two part podcast.

Shastri Ethan Nichtern is the founding director and Senior Teacher in Residence of the Interdependence Project.   For the past eight years, Ethan has taught ongoing meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and retreats in New York City and around North America. He is on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and lectures regularly at Brown, Wesleyan, and New York Universities.  In the summer of 2010, Ethan was empowered by his teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, as a Shastri, a senior teacher of the Shambhala tradition representing the New York region.  He is is the author of the novel, Your Emoticons Won’t Save You and the acclaimed dharma book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence, available on Wisdom Publications.

Susan Piver is the bestselling author of six books, including The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do,” and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. Her new book, entitled The Wisdom of a Broken Heart was released in paperback in January 2011.

A student of Buddhism since 1995, Piver teaches workshops on meditation, relationships and creativity. She wrote the relationships column for body + soul magazine, is the meditation expert and contributor at drweil.com, and is a frequent guest on network television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and The Tyra Banks Show.

In 2011, Susan Piver launched The Open Heart Project to teach anyone who would like to how to meditate.

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Interview with Susan Piver and Ethan Nichtern Part One

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