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Buddhist Psychology – What is Mind? | 10 AM-6PM EST


10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Buddhist Psychology – What is Mind?
an online workshop with David Nichtern

Friday, Nov. 6 / 7-9PM EST – public talk
Saturday, Nov. 7 & Sunday, Nov. 8 | 10 AM-6PM EST

In the long and collaborative 2500 year history of Buddhism,
there are 3 important groupings of teachings that are collectively known as the tri-pitaka. (3 bundles).

Of these, the abidharma pitaka – the detailed study of how our consciousness operates – is perhaps closest to an experiential portrait of mind – in great detail and subtlety. Thoughts, emotions, sensations, perception – how can we account for these components of our everyday life experience?

In this workshop, based on Glimpses of Abidharma by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, we will have a look at the evolution of consciousness from a Buddhist perspective as well as the detailed exploration of the different layers of mind and how they operate in real time. The workshop will include lectures, discussion, meditation instruction & practice. Open to all.

For those participating in the full weekend immersion it is highly recommended that you obtain a copy of the book, Glimpses of Abhidharma by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, which this program is based on.

Public Talk: $25 | Full Weekend – $325  | REGISTER HERE
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Please note: If you are a graduate from a previous 100hr Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training or if you are registered for the upcoming 100hr Teacher Training, you are eligible for $100 off discount code on this workshop. Email Beata Tikos ([email protected]) to receive this special discount code:

David Nichtern is a senior Buddhist teacher who has been practicing and teaching meditation for over 40 years. He was one of the initial American students of renowned meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and studied closely with him soon after his arrival in the United States in 1970. He is also a business consultant with companies creating a variety of offerings integrating meditation in a larger health and well-being context – including Goldman Sachs, Journey Meditation, True Nature Meditation (Tokyo), Balanced Athlete, The Center for Health & Healing, and Om Births, among others.

He has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Buddhist Geeks podcast, Duncan Trussell Family Hour Podcast and many others. David is the author of the critically acclaimed Awakening From the Daydream: Reimagining The Buddha’s Wheel of Life and the forthcoming Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck. He also mentors individual students both in person and online, and leads meditation teacher training programs around the world.

David is also a multiple Grammy-nominated and Emmy award-winning musician. He has recorded and played with Stevie Wonder, Christopher Guest, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, Maria Muldaur, Paul Simon and many others. Among his many credits in records, film and TV, David wrote the classic song “Midnight at the Oasis” and has produced multiple records for and periodically tours with Grammy nominated kirtan artist Krishna Das. For more info check out www.davidnichtern.com and facebook.com/davidnichtern.


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