Creativity, Spirituality, and Making A Buck with David Nichtern + Friends

David is a master at helping us untangle the neurotic knots that often can get in the way of the creative process.

Duncan Trussell, comedian + podcast host

Creativity, Spirituality, and Making A Buck

With David Nichtern + Friends

Join David Nichtern and special guests for an evening of meditation, lecture, and lively discussion. Inspired by his latest book, David will be joined by a different guest each time for an intimate and honest conversation about navigating the balance between creativity, spirituality, and “making a buck”.

This evening’s program will include meditation practice, playful dialog, and Q&A with the participants.

All levels welcome.

This evening is included for all students participating in Samarasa’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training with David Nichtern.

Workshop Details

Friday  7pm to 9pm (Pacific)

June 12 – with network TV composer, Sean Callery

July 17


$25 per session

Link to join via Zoom will be emailed to all registrants Friday evening, 15 minutes before the start of the workshop.

Note that 50% of the price is non-refundable in the event of cancellation. 

About David Nichtern

David is a senior teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This tradition combines a contemporary, secular approach to meditation with the ancient practices and philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism. He has been the Director of Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont (USA), Director of Buddhist Studies and Practice at OM Yoga Center (NYC), and Director of the Dharmadhatu Meditation Center in Los Angeles. He teaches meditation workshops and teacher training programs around the world and online, and he also mentors individual students in person and via Skype. David is known for his ability to present the richness and depth of the Buddhist tradition with a light touch, making it accessible and relevant. He created a weekly live broadcast on YouTube and has online workshops available through His book “Awakening From The Daydream – Reimagining The Buddha’s Wheel of Life” was released by Wisdom Publications in October 2016. David’s latest book, “Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck” was released by Wisdom Publications in October 2019. David is also an Emmy winning, Grammy nominated composer, guitarist and producer. He is the composer of the classic song “Midnight at the Oasis” and has worked with a diverse range of artists including Christopher Guest, Maria Muldaur, Paul Simon, Lana Del Rey, Stevie Wonder, Krishna Das, Jerry Garcia and many others.