David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the lineage of renowned Tibetan Buddhist master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
David has been the Director of the Dharmadhatu Meditation Center in Los Angeles, Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont, and Director of Buddhist Studies and Practice at OM Yoga Center (NYC). He is also the co- founder of True Nature Meditation (Japan) and senior meditation teacher for Journey Meditation (USA). He currently teaches workshops and teacher training programs around the world and mentors individual students in person and online.
David is also a four-time Emmy winner and two-time Grammy nominee. He wrote the classic song, “Midnight at the Oasis”. A highly-regarded composer, producer and guitarist, Nichtern has played/ recorded with greats like Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Jerry Garcia, and Krishna Das. He discovered and signed Lana Del Rey to his Indie label 5 Points Records, scored Christopher Guest’s film “The Big Picture”, and produced scores and title songs for ABC’s One Life to Live and CBS’s As the World Turns for many years.
A sought-after senior Buddhist teacher, respected musician, and well-established entertainment industry vet and entrepreneur, David has been mentoring students in these three realms for nearly four decades.
He wrote a definitive book on a classic Buddhist teaching: Awakening From The Daydream; Re-imaging The Buddha’s Wheel of Life, released by (Wisdom Publications 2016). His much anticipated second book, “Creativity Spirituality and Making A Buck” will be released by Wisdom Publications in October 2019. Within it, he helps readers identify their creative path and aspirations in order to integrate them with their livelihood goals and personal well-being. Early reviews have likened it to “A next-gen Artist’s Way”.
For more information about David and his endeavors, go to www.davidnichtern.com or facebook.com/davidnichtern
Ep. 18 – Shamanic Wisdom with Alberto Villoldo, PhD
Ep. 17 – The Authentic Colleague with Michael Carroll
Ep. 16 – Making Friends with Yourself with Susan Piver
In this virtual hangout, Susan Piver and David discuss making friends with yourself, overcoming unworthiness, the weaponization of egolessness, and expanding our definition of Sangha.
Susan Piver is a New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including The Hard Questions, the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life, and The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships. Piver, who has been practicing Buddhism since 1995, is an internationally acclaimed meditation teacher known for her ability to translate ancient practices into modern life. Her work has been featured on the Oprah show, TODAY, CNN, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, MONEY, and others. In 2011, she launched the Open Heart Project, the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world. You can find more information at SusanPiver.com
Ep. 15 – Honoring Your Intuition with Danny Goldberg
David Nichtern and Danny Goldberg talk about honoring your intuition in your work, what it really means to manage an artist, and setting up a spiritual practice that works for you.
Ep. 14 – Not Knowing with Danny Goldberg
David Nichtern welcomes Danny Goldberg to talk about the Zen concept of not knowing and the brilliance of Bernie Glassman, plus Danny lends his business expertise to David’s ideas of clarifying your offering and taking it to the marketplace.
Ep. 13 – Transforming Negative Karmas with Krishna Das
Krishna Das joins David Nichtern for some chanting and chatting about transforming negative karmas, the path of surrender, and the connections between Hinduism and Buddhism.