Mindfulness + the Path of Meditation

Meditation helps us develop a kind of "mindfulness muscle" - so that every thought doesn’t just drag us out of the room.

David Nichtern

Mindfulness + the Path of Meditation

With David Nichtern

In this introductory weekend you will learn the foundations of meditation practice, understand and experience the benefits of meditation, receive an overview of the Buddhist path and stages of practice as well as move toward helping others with their meditation practice and personal journey. These Level 1 workshops are required for but not limited to teacher trainees. Open to all.

Workshop Details


June Level 1

FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT featuring Duncan Trussell

Friday, June 8th – 6:30pm to 9pm – Q+A with David Nichtern featuring frequently asked and not so frequently asked questions and answers with Duncan Trussell (Reception to follow)

$25 early bird thru June 3
$35 June 4 thru start of the event

Note: Friday’s event is available as a separate evening and open to the public. It is included with your purchase of the weekend workshop and/or full teacher training.

Saturday, June 9th – 10am to 6pm (Includes a break for lunch)

Sunday, June 10th – 10am to 6pm (Includes a break for lunch)

August Level 1

Friday, Aug 3rd – 6:30pm to 9pm – Taming Your Wild Mind: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (Reception to follow)

Saturday, Aug 4th – 10am to 6pm (Includes a break for lunch)

Sunday, Aug 5th – 10am to 6pm (Includes a break for lunch)


$375 (50% non-refundable discount on sign-up)

About David

David is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham 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), Director of LA Shambhala Center, and Director of Expansion for Shambhala Training International. 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 creativeLIVE.com. His book “Awakening From The Daydream – Reimagining The Buddha’s Wheel of Life” was released by Wisdom Publications in October 2016. 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.