Finding True Refuge: 
Virtual Retreat with Ethan Nichtern

October 22–23 2021


Friday, October 22nd
7:00pm–9:00pm EST

Saturday, October 23rd
10:00am–12:30pm EST
break 12:30–2pm
2:00pm–4:30pm EST


$175 for retreat + formal vow
$125 for retreat only


about this program


This retreat will explore different dimensions of refuge: learning not to be swayed by the incomplete or false refuges of endless accumulation, or determined isolation, or relentless competitiveness we may have been conditioned to; finding a supportive and sustainable sense of true refuge within ourselves, with one another, and with a bigger picture of life. Suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

If you would like to formally take the Refuge Vow, affirming a lifelong commitment to the Buddhist path and receive a dharma name from Ethan, please make note of that when registering as you will need to sign up for a brief (15 minute) zoom meeting with Ethan between Oct 11th and Oct 21st. 

This Virtual Retreat will be conducted on Zoom over the course of two days. On Friday, October 22nd we will gather from 7:00pm–9:00pm EST, and on Saturday, October 23rd we will be in session from 10:00am–12:30pm EST and again from 2:00pm–4:30pm. 

about the teacher


Ethan Nichtern is a senior Buddhist teacher. From 2010-2018 he served as the teacher in residence for the Shambhala NYC community. He is the author of The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path (FSG Books, North Point, 2015), The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What The Coolest Fairytale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships (FSG Books, North Point, Sep 2017) and One City: A Declaration of Interdependence (Wisdom Publications, 2007). The Road Home was named to Best Books of 2015 lists by both Library Journal and Tech Insider. 

Ethan is also the founder and former director of The Interdependence Project, an organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, transformational activism, mindful arts, and meaningful media. He teaches and lectures around the world and is based in New York.